Civic Integration Exam

In January 2007 it became compulsory for most non-EU residents to integrate into Dutch society. This applies if you have decided that you want to live in the Netherlands permanently. It does not apply if you are studying in the Netherlands or working in the Netherlands on a temporary basis.
You can complete the civic integration process by sitting the Civic Integration Exam, the NT2-I exam or the
NT2-II exam. The Civic Integration Exam is meant for people who have not had
much schooling in their country of origin. You can also sit the Civic Integration Exam if you have been living in the Netherlands for some time and are familiar with the language and the culture. For the people in this category, this is the fastest way to comply with the obligation to integrate into Dutch society and to obtain a passport.
To sit the Civic Integration Exam your proficiency in Dutch must be level A2. And you must also possess a sound basic knowledge of the (Western) culture and customs in the Netherlands.
If you do not want to do a municipal course, which is often taught to large groups and offers little personal attention, we will be happy to provide an alternative.

You will have a basic workbook and there will be handouts during the lessons.


Civic Integration Exam: language proficiency level (CEF) A2 


course options: 

weekly: a 1.5- or 2-hour lesson once a week for 12 weeks
semi-intensive: a 1.5- or 2-hour lesson 2 or 3 times a week for 6 weeks
intensive: 3 to 5 hours per day for 1 or 2 weeks
 

minimum course length:
18 hours for private lessons
24 hours for group lessons
 

The options described above are simply indicative. Courses can always be tailored to meet your needs.