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UPDATE: New civic integration law in effect 1 January 2022

Posted on: January 7, 2022

The new Civic Integration Law 2021 has gone into effect on 1 January 2022 and gives the municipalities a greater role in guiding civic integration. For many people who are doing a voluntary integration (for example, to apply for permanent residence or Dutch citizenship), the most important change is that the Dutch language level will increase from A2 to B1. However, at the moment, the IND is being lenient and will accept A2 certificates. It is expected to change to B1 at some point in the future.

Further information about Civic Integration and the new law can be found at these links:


Dutch government site (in Dutch)