Netherlands Worldwide

Adding an ID check to the DigiD app

You can add the ID check to your DigiD app yourself. It doesn’t matter whether you live in the Netherlands or abroad.

Which devices are compatible?

To be able to carry out an ID check you will need a valid Dutch identity document and a telephone or tablet with an NFC reader. The NFC reader reads information from the chip in your identity document. Consult the manual for your telephone or tablet to find out whether it has an NFC reader.

If your phone or tablet is not compatible, use the CheckID app.

Compatible mobile phones and tablets

Android smartphone or tablet

  • with Android 7.0 operating system, or higher
  • with activated DigiD app
  • with NFC reader


  • model 7 or newer
  • with iOS 13.2 operating system, or higher
  • with activated DigiD app

Which identity documents can I use?

  • Your Dutch driving licence (issued after 14 November 2014).
  • Your Dutch passport or identity card. Please note: has your Dutch passport or identity card been issued by an embassy, consulate, border municipality or the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol desk? In that case the app will ask you to enter some information from your identity document during the ID check. Please keep your passport or identity card to hand.

Step-by-step guide to adding the ID check

  1. Open the DigiD app on your telephone or tablet.
  2. Click the menu icon in the top left of the screen.
  3. Click ‘ID check’.
  4. Click ‘Continue’.
  5. Enter your PIN.
  6. Click ‘Activate NFC’ if prompted (is NFC is already activated you will not see this message).
  7. Scan your identity document by holding it against the reverse of your telephone or tablet.
  8. The ID check has now been added.

Don't have the DigiD app yet?

If you don’t already have the DigiD app on your telephone or tablet, you will first need to download it.

Not activated yet?

Is your DigiD app not activated yet? Check how to activate it.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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