Covenant signed between Dutch IND and Public Prosecution
WILLEMSTAD – The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and the Office of the Attorney General of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba have signed a covenant which describes the cooperation between the IND and the Public Prosecution in procedures for the adoption of Dutch nationality (called Article 17 Kingdom Act Dutch Citizenship procedure).
This agreement relates to the work agreements and exchange of information for these procedures between the IND and the Public Prosecutor in Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
The Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba is one of the courts in the Kingdom, where one can submit an application for a declaration of Dutch citizenship or a declaration that they do 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 OM 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.
The IND and the Public Prosecutor in Curaçao, Sint Maarten and the public entities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba strive to enter into this agreement for a continuation of the constructive cooperation.
The agreement was signed by Rob van Lint and Anton van der Schans, respectively, the Managing Director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and Attorney General (AG) of the Public Prosecutor.