Application for Dutch citizenship

If you do not have the Dutch nationality, in some cases, you can obtain the Dutch nationality by option or naturalization.
For more information about option and naturalization visit the website of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) of the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands: 

On this page you can find the brochure 'How can you become a Dutch national? The procedure on Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten'. 


The following rates apply for option and naturalization for 2021:

  • Option, 1 person                                                      Naf. 417,--
  • Option, pair (couple)                                                Naf. 714,--
  • Option, co - opting a minor                                      Naf. 47,--  (per minor)
  • Naturalization, single                                               Naf. 2.013,--
  • Naturalization, common (couple)                             Naf. 2.569,--
  • Naturalization, including naturalization minor          Naf. 296,-- (per minor)

You can obtain further information regarding option and naturalization via telephone consultation from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM - 11.00 AM and from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.


Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for general information and is only intended as such. The information provided is not legally binding. The Office of the Governor of St. Maarten is not liable for any damage that may occur due to ambiguity or incompleteness of the data contained in this website.