The number of requests for Belgian nationality has dropped dramatically.

There were 10,000 requests a year from 1995 to 2012 but just 175 in 2017, according to figures provided by N-VA MPs Sarah Smeyers and Werner Janssens.

Belgian citizenship is based on a mixture of the principles of jus sanguinis and jus soli. In other words, both place of birth and Belgian parentage are relevant for determining whether a person is a Belgian citizen

The massive drop in requests for Belgian nationalit...


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