1962 - Act of 12 July 1962

Policy Field: 
Migration
Topic: 
Naturalisation & Citizenship
Country: 
Major Implications of the Reform: 
  • Children who were adopted in the Netherlands acquired the Dutch citizenship.
  • Also children born in Surinam to parents with regular residence there acquired the Dutch citizenship.
  • Other changes concerned children born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and recognised or legitimated by a foreign father.