Information about Digital Identification (DigiD) in English
2016-08-04 | By ACCESS
DigiD (short for Digital Identification) is a form of online ID that allows you access to many services and government websites in the Netherlands. The DigiD consists of a username and password that are linked to your personal public service number (BSN).
When do you need a DigiD?
You need a DigiD to do your government-related administration online in the Netherlands. This includes doing your taxes, applying for a government benefit, checking your Dutch pension or health insurance, and many other actions.
Information in English
Most information about the DigiD is in Dutch. To help internationals, there is a guide available explaining how to apply step by step for a DigiD. You can find it on http://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-page/official-issues/essentials/digid.
The municipality of The Hague has translated the DigiD forms into English. You can find these at