How can I get a DigiD?

With a DigiD, it is easier to arrange for government-related matters online. You can apply for your DigiD for free here is how you can apply:

  1. If you are registered with a municipality in the Netherlands you can apply for a DigiD via www.digid.nl/en. You will need your citizen service number (BSN) for the application. After registration, You will receive a letter with an activation code within a maximum of 3 working days.
  2. If you are not registered with the municipality (only registered as non-resident via Non-Resident Database or Protocol and Host Country Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs):
  • EU/EEA-nationals can register for DigiD online. After registration, they need to pick up an activation code at a DigiD service desk. The DigiD service desks have a long waiting time at this moment (7 weeks waiting time in The Hague).
  • Non-EU/EEA nationals must first register with a municipality to be able to apply for a DigiD.

If you work for an international organisation or embassy and live in The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg, or Rijswijk; and you are only registered at the Protocol and Host Country Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you can make an appointment with The Hague International Centre for your municipal registration. Otherwise, you need to contact your own municipality.

 

Here is more information on what you can do with your DigiD.