What are the consequences of remigration?

If you leave the Netherlands to remigrate, and you get a remigration benefit, you should bear the following in mind:

  • you will have to give up your Dutch nationality
  • you will cease to be covered under the Dutch national insurance schemes, e.g. for child benefit, AOW old age pension, Anw survivor benefit, and long-term care (Wlz)

You will stop building up rights to a Dutch old age pension (AOW)

If you stop living in the Netherlands, you will not build up any more rights to an AOW pension. When you reach the AOW pension age, you will receive a pension at a reduced rate. You can see how much pension you have accrued so far by logging on to My SVB with your DigiD code.