New cabinet to stop registering second nationalities

The new cabinet is planning to stop the registration of second nationalities in the official births register, home affairs minister Ronald Plasterk has announced.

At the moment, babies with a second nationality have that automatically registered, even if the parents don’t want this to happen. ‘The cabinet is meeting the wishes of people with dual nationality who do not wish to be continually confronted with it,’ the ministry statement said.
Stopping registration will not lead to the child losing his or her other nationality, which is a matter for that country’s laws, the statement said.
The proposal has been sent to the Raad van State advisory body for its recommendations.
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