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I live abroad

Do you live abroad? And do you have the Dutch nationality or the nationality of another country in the European Economic Area (EEA)? Then you can apply for a DigiD. Did you already have a DigiD before moving abroad? Then you can continue to use your DigiD.

To apply for a DigiD abroad, you must:

Going to a service desk (mandatory)

Please note: due to COVID-19, not all DigiD servicedesks abroad are open. Please inquire at the DigiD servicedesk of your choice if it is open before submitting your application for a DigiD account.

If you have filled in the application form, you will receive a service desk code by SMS and email. With this code you can pick up your letter with the DigiD activation code at one of the DigiD service desks within 30 days.

Bring the following to the service desk:

  • service desk code (which you received by SMS and by email)
  • passport or identity card of an EEA country (for which you entered the document number in your application)
  • citizen service number
Please note: not every country has a DigiD service desk and some service desks require that you make an appointment first.

Applying for a DigiD abroad

Dutch state pension (AOW)

If you are receiving or will soon receive a Dutch state pension you do not have to go to a service desk. You can apply for your DigiD through the Social Insurance Bank (SVB: Sociale Verzekeringsbank)Externe link. You will receive the letter with your DigiD activation code at your address abroad.

More information

Information about DigiD is also available in French and Spanish on the websiteExterne link Netherlands Worldwide of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You can also contactExterne link their helpdesk 24/7 for questions about DigiD.