So this year is the first year I'm eligable for applying for Dutch citizenship. I've just started looking up information about it and have NO IDEA where to start.
I've determined that I'm eligible to apply through 'naturalisatie' and realize that I'm just a few months too late to take the KorteVrijstellingstoets. So I'm trying to determine if it would be better to take the Inburgeringsexamen or the Staatsexamen NT2? I speak/write/read (more or less) fluent Dutch and the staatsexamen seems to be a cheaper alternative (and beneficial should I ever decide to apply to a Dutch University or something) but I'm wondering how hard the exam is, and whether I would have more luck taking the Inburgeringsexamen?
And wondering which exam would require the most study/preparation...?
Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions/insight?
Thanks in advance!
If you want to just get it out of the way, do the new inburgering exams - you can knock it all over in one day. Staatsexamen might seem cheaper, but like ldyparadox says, unless you're grammar is ace, you might struggle with the intense exams.
You could also look into an accelerated staatsexamen course. I don't know where you live, but where I am there is a school that offers summer courses where you need to be at a certain level of Dutch to qualify, and at the end you should be able to take the exams.
I must agree that Inburgeringsexam New Style (language level A2) is much more convenient for all those who are applying for Dutch citizenship or PR. It is much easier, also much easier than the former KVT (language level B1 - like Staatsexamen NT2 - programma I) In most cases you will only need some assessments with a good teacher/institute. After some hours you will be ready for the exam. You can of course contact me if you live near Haarlem/Amstelveen/Amsterdam. I will guide you through the exams.
Hi! I've read through this thread and it helped answer a ton of questions. But I have some more! I'm an expat living in Amsterdam completeing my PhD work, but I also want to take the inburgeringsexamen top complee my residency. I think I'm about a pittiful A2 level, but I'm not sure what to do or how to prepare. Any help, including finding a tutor would be helpful.