How can I get a DigiD?

DigiD is available to people who are registered in a Dutch municipality (Dutch: gemeente) and have a burgerservicenummer (BSN or “Citizens Service Number in English). If you are not registered in the Netherlands you can still apply online but you would have to pick up your DigiD in person at one of the listed municipality desks.

Please follow these steps to apply for a DigiD:

Go to ‘Aanvragen

Step 1 of 4

Fill in your personal information:

  • Burgerservicenummer
  • Date of birth (Geboortedatum)
  • ZIP-code (Postcode)
  • House number (Huisnummer)
  • House number additional information (if applicable) (Huisnummertoevoeging)
  • Click “Volgende” (next)

Step 2 of 4


  • Choose a username (at least 4 characters long, may contain underscores and/or hyphens)
  • Choose a password (at least 8 characters long, must contain one digit, one small letter, one capital letter, one symbol)
  • Repeat password

Contact details

  • Mobile telephone number (for SMS authentication)
  • E-mail address
  • Click “Volgende” (next)

Step 3 of 4

  • Provide the code which was sent to you by SMS
  • Click “Volgende” (next)

Step 4 of 4

  • Provide the code which was sent to you by email
  • Click “Volgende” (next)

Successful application

You will reveive an activation code within 5 days by mail to your registered address. You need to activate your DigiD in less than 20 days.

How to activate your DigiD

You have received a letter from DigiD with your activation code.

  • Click on “Activeren (activate)“.
  • Enter your username (Gebruikersnaam)
  • Enter your password (Wachtwoord)
  • Enter the activation code (Activeringscode)
  • Enter the transactiecode you just received through an sms (only if you have applied for text message validation)
  • Click “Activeren” (activate)

Your DigiD has been successfully activated!

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