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English translation of letter with PIN code

After collecting your new identity card, you will receive a letter with a PIN code within 5 working days from DigiD. Below you can find an English translation of this letter.

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You have recently received a new identity card (document number ending in xxxx). Your identity card is suitable for logging into websites of the government, education, healthcare and your pension fund.

 

Keep it safe
In this letter you receive two codes. You must keep these codes as long as your identity card is valid, because they are issued only once.

• PIN code to activate the login function.
• Revocation code to remove the login function from your identity card.

More information about logging in with your identity card can be found at www.digid.nl.

Kind regards,

DigiD

[PIN code]

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Why log in with your identity card
You arrange your matters increasingly online. Also with the government, educational institutes, healthcare institutions or your pension fund. This often involves personal, privacy-sensitive data. Security is paramount. Now, but also in the future. DigiD therefore provides secure ways of logging in, ensuring that your data remains secure. For instance, you can now also log in with your identity card. You then scan your identity card with the DigiD app while logging in. In this way, DigiD checks whether your identity card is yours and valid. This way of logging in allows you to view or change data that are particularly sensitive, such as your medical records.

Keep this letter safe!
If you wish to log in with your identity card in the future, you will need this letter to activate the login function. You will receive this letter only once, so you cannot request it again.

Activate login function
To be able to log in, you must activate the login function of your identity card in your personal My DigiD account. You will need the code on the front of this letter. This is a temporary PIN code that you change into a new personal PIN code during activation.

Start activation

  1. Go to the website of DigiD: www.digid.nl
  2. Click on My DigiD
  3. Log in with your DigiD as usual
  4. Under 'Identity Documents' you can activate the login function of your identity card.

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Remove login function (revocation code)
You can permanently remove the login function from your identity card. Therefore, you will need the revocation code below.

Please note!
After this, you can no longer use your identity card to log in. Your identity card does, however, remain valid as identity document. If you want to be able to log in with your identity card again in the future, you will have to apply for a new identity card. There are costs involved.

[Revocation code]