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North American immigrants excluded from Dutch citizenship tests

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

AMSTERDAM - All aspiring newcomers to the Netherlands must first learn citizenship principles and pass a final test before applying for resident status. The same applies for immigrants already in the country who are on social assistance. Exempt are applicants who are citizens of EU countries, the U.S. and Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Thus far, fewer than five people abroad successfully have passed the test.