Please note: keep the letter safe. If you wish to log in with your identity card in the future, you will need the PIN code in this letter to activate the login function.
You will receive this letter only once, so you cannot request it again.
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You have recently received a new identity card (document number ending in xxxx). With your identity card you can now also log into websites of the government, educational or healthcare organisations and pension funds. All you have to do is activate the login function.
Identity card codes
In this letter you will receive two codes. It is not possible to request these codes again. Therefore, keep these codes safe if you do not want to log in now, but in the future with your identity document.
- PIN code to activate the login function of your identity card
- Revocation code to remove this login function.
More information can be found on the back of this letter.
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Logging in with your identity card
You arrange more and more online. Also with the government, educational or healthcare organisations and pension funds. This often involves personal data. Security is paramount. Now, but also in the future. DigiD therefore provides secure ways of logging in. This way, your data remains well protected.
Why log in with an identity card?
In the future, you will need to log into some organisations with your identity card to access data that are particularly sensitive, such as your medical data. It is useful if you prepare for this now by activating the login function. After activating, you can continue to log in with DigiD as you are used to.
Activate login function identity card
To be able to log in with your identity card, you must first activate the login function. You will need the PIN code on the front of this letter. During activation, you create a new PIN code of your choice. You then use this PIN every time you log in with your identity card.
Please note: this is a different PIN code than the PIN code with which you open the DigiD app.
To activate the login function, follow these steps:
- Go to the DigiD website: www.digid.nl/en/.
- Click on My DigiD. Log in with your DigiD as you are used to.
- Under 'With identity card', click on 'More details' and then on 'Activate login function identity card'.
- Follow the steps on the screen to activate the login function.
For more information about logging in with your identity card, go to www.digid.nl/en/.
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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.