Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

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Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

Post by dchan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:07 pm

Hi, I'm new to this forum and very confused over all the terms used for 'exams'.

I have a friend who is a malaysian who wish to obtain Dutch citizenship and join her fiance in NL. She is currently in Malaysia and have no been able to get much answers from the embassy there.

Would appreciate any help/answers to her following queries:-

1. is it possible for her to take a Naturalisation Exam in her country where she is living b'cos we had read somewhere that to take a Naturalisation exam, one cannot take it in the country of one's birth;

2. Has anyone taken the exam before? What is the whole exam like? (understand there are 4 sections to this 3-hour exam , comprising reading, writing, listening and speaking). Is it true that a laptop is flown in from NL to the embassy where one has to take the exam or there will be an official sitting through?

3. What is the difference with this Naturalisation Exam and NT2 Staatexam I & II?

4. is it possible for her to obtain Dutch citizenship independent of her fiance? If so, what are the ways available?

5. after taking the exam and if she should pass, would the following steps be the correct order :-
(a) take MVV exam so that she can be in NL more than 1 year;
(b) she still has to live another 3 years to fulfil the requirements to obtain citizenship (that is if item 3 is not possible).

Thanks to anyone who would be able help.

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Re: Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

Post by adappel » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:57 pm

First you should explain more about the relationship.
You can not obtain Dutch Naturalisation independent from ( living together) a Dutch partner.
Only after 3 years living together you can start the procedure.
During the procedure - untill the final decision - you have to continue to live together.

If the situation is complicated you better contact a lawyer.
If you need advice about a course/lessons to prepare for any exam of Dutch Language you can contact me with a personal message.

Good luck!
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Re: Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

Post by windmill » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:23 pm

Hi there,

My name is Fe. I happened to browse on your post here :-) Though I'm not really yet done with mine. But if you ask me, naturalization exam is what I'm in at this moment.

First, in my case, I am only allowed to take the naturalization exam on the basis of having married of at least 3years minimum to a dutch partner, which is I am now. Otherwise naturalization will be impossible for me since we don't live in Holland now. I'm not sure if it applies to engaged couple.

Second, it's also clearly written there that if you want to take this step, both of you should be living outside your country of residence. In my case I'm from Philippines, so I shouldn't be living there at the time of my application until it's finished. We live in Saudi Arabia now. I went to dutch embassy here and gave them all the necessary requirements and payments. After filling out some forms, they submitted my request to Holland ( I guess:-) Requesting for naturalization. And with the computer flying from NL is quite true :-) The embassy said that the "computer for this exam" is very limited so we have to wait until it's available. It's kinda first come first serve basis. So I am on a waiting list as of the moment :-( And it was since December 5, 2009. Until now I am still waiting for the call from embassy here.

So I guess your friend should take inburgeringsexam to be able to apply for MVV in Malaysia. That's the best (if not the only ) option for her. If she should pass and manage to get MVV, Then she will be attending a course in Holland and then after 5years( or maybe 3, in cases of my friends living there with their partners, it has to be 5 years and they should pass the exam also, which they already did last year but still needs to wait for their 5th year to get dutch passport) she can apply for citizenship. I'm not sure of your friend's case, Im only telling you my case and my friends who lives in NL. So I hope it will help you somehow. Goodluck to your friend :-)

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Re: Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

Post by nica » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:16 pm

Hi,

I've been living in the Netherlands for more than 2 years with my partner. I still have to take the TGN (Toets Gesproken Nederlands). I have a verblijfsvergunning valid for 5 years. What will gonna happen if after 5 years I still didnt pass this examination, can I still extend my verblijfsvergunning for another few years or they will kick me out?

Best Regards,

Nica

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Re: Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

Post by adappel » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:25 pm

If the only thing you need is to pass for the tgn, send me a personal message.
I can let you pass the exam with good result.
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Re: Taking Naturalisation Exam in the Country of Residence

Post by Vandykeshav » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:26 pm

I was looking for information regarding the naturalization exam. My husband is a dutch citizen and so are my kids. Please can you help me out about the procedure for the exam.

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