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Do I lose the 30% ruling if I get the Dutch nationality?

No, you will not lose the 30% ruling. Nationality is irrelevant and not one of the requirements for the 30% ruling. Dutch nationals can get the 30% ruling too if they meet the requirements.
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Comments (5)
Comment by pierre on Fri, Oct 4th, 2013 at 9:32 PM
Hello, is this still the case after all the changes the last year? How can one guarantee one will not lose the benefit once one applies for citizenship? Thanks, Pierre
Comment by arjan enneman on Thu, Oct 24th, 2013 at 7:20 AM
Nationality is indeed still not an issue, also after the changes in 2012. So getting the Dutch nationality will not affect the 30% ruling.
Comment by lee on Tue, Apr 29th, 2014 at 9:09 AM
i am a new zealander living in holland and under the 30% ruling. i have a uk drivers licence. would you advise exchanging my drivers licence now (in case my contract ends and i lose my 30% ruling), or is their no issue because a uk license can be exchanged, without the need for tests, regardless of whether i am on the 30% ruling or not? thanks
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Fri, Aug 28th, 2015 at 2:56 PM
@shawn. Yes the answer is still valid. The 30% ruling is independent from nationality.
Comment by Arjan Enneman on Thu, Oct 15th, 2015 at 10:10 AM
A UK drivers license can be exchanged to a Dutch drivers license if you are registered in the Netherlands. For this you don‘t need the 30% ruling. All EU drivers license can be exchanged.
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