How many foreigners have become Belgian citizens in 2014by Beatrice Credi - 2015.05.26
25,738 foreigner people have acquired Belgian nationality in 2014. As much as 40% less than the previous year. When naturalizations were 41,285. The sharp decline is mainly due to the fact that from 1 January 2013, the conditions for the acquisition of Belgian nationality have become stricter. The applicant must, in fact, regularly reside in the country for five years, have a basic knowledge of one of the three national languages, be well integrated and work regularly. Currently, the old and the new legislation still coexist. So there are almost 30 thousand pending applications awaiting examination. But, despite the large number of pending requests, the figures already show the effect of the new rules.
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