for Digital Identification) is a form of online ID that allows you to access
many services and government websites in the Netherlands. It is like a digital
version of your passport. The DigiD consists of a username and password that
are linked to your personal citizen service number (BSN) which you have to apply for via your local municipality. You need your DigiD to
do your administration online in the Netherlands. This includes doing your
taxes, applying for benefits and allowances, and many other necessary
How to apply
for a DigiD?
You can apply
for the DigiD for free on the DigiD website https://www.digid.nl/en/.
You need to have your BSN. After filling in the application, you will receive
an SMS code on your mobile phone. This is to verify your mobile number. Then
you will receive another code via email. This is to verify your email address.
Finally, you will receive a letter by post with the final activation code. This
is to verify your registered home address and also to ensure security of your
final activation code. Use the code to activate your DigiD within 20 days. Activate
your DigiD via the DigiD activation webpage https://digid.nl/en/inloggen.
your DigiD grants access to many aspects of your life online, so you should
take care to keep it secret and also not to lose it. If you forget your DigiD
username or password, you can visit the DigiD contact page for help https://www.digid.nl/en/contact/