The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) of the Netherlands and the Office
of the Attorney General for Curaçao, St. Maarten as well as Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba signed a covenant which describes the cooperation between IND and the Public Prosecution on procedures for the adoption of Dutch nationality (Article 17 Kingdom Act Citizenship), reports the Daily Herald.
The protocol relates to the work agreements and the exchange of information for these procedures between IND and the Prosecutor’s Offices in Curaçao and St. Maarten plus the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba).
The Dutch Caribbean Joint Court of Justice is one of the courts in the Kingdom of the Netherlands where one can submit an application for a declaration of Dutch citizenship or a declaration that one does not hold Dutch citizenship. The request may also extend to the conclusion that the person at a particular time did not have the Dutch nationality.
The prosecution takes a position in this, given the public interest in the proceedings in which these requests were made. The agreement is for a period of five years, from January 1, 2015 to January 1, 2020.
IND and the Prosecutor’s Offices in the two kingdom countries Curaçao and St. Maarten as well as the overseas public entities Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba strive to enter into this agreement for a continuation of the constructive cooperation.
The agreement was signed by Managing Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service IND Rob van Lint and Attorney General Anton van der Schans.