To apply for a DigiD abroad, you must:
- have a Dutch nationality or the nationality of another EEA country (EU countries and also Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
- have a valid passport or identity card of an EEA country (please note: no driver's license)
- have a citizen service number (BSN)
- you are registered in the Non-Residents Records Database (RNI) (you do not need an RNI extract for your DigiD application)
- have a mobile phone on which you can receive SMS messages
- have an email address
Going to a service desk (mandatory)
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
Living abroad with a 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). You will receive the letter with your DigiD activation code at your address abroad.