Acknowledgment of paternity / child's nationality

In recent years, there have been various changes in Dutch nationality law with respect to the acquisition of Dutch nationality by a child following an acknowledgement of paternity by a Dutch father. Further information on this topic can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.

Acknowledgement of paternity
With effect from 1 January 2012, it is no longer possible to sign an acknowledgement of paternity under Dutch law at the Dutch embassy in London. 

Please note that an acknowledgement of paternity governed by the law of another country has to be valid under Dutch law.