Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch?
September 18, 2013 9:32 PM Subscribe
Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch? I *think* so? I'm confused by the internet.
posted by Toto_tot to law & government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My father was born in Bruges, Belgium in 1939 to Dutch parents. They lived on the border. He was also baptized in Bruges two days later. His parents moved them all to Canada within the year to escape the war.
My Dad's family comes from a small town right on the Netherlands/Belgian border and many of our family members are currently sprinkled on both sides of the border.
I may like to move there and if I qualify for citizenship through him then that would be fantastic. And from what I can tell, Belgian citizenship is more of a possibility to get as, it seems, he would have lost his Dutch citizenship long ago.
I was born before my Dad turned 28 -- if/because 28 matters?? Not sure.
Thank you for your help.