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How can I get a DigiD for my child if I live outside the Netherlands?

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Go to to apply for a DigiD for your child. You can do this even if you live abroad. Then make an appointment to collect your activation code by video call with Netherlands Worldwide or in person at a DigiD service desk in or outside the Netherlands. Use the activation code to activate your child’s DigiD.

How can I apply for a DigiD for my child?

Parents or guardians of children under 14 can help them apply for a DigiD. Fill in your child’s details on the online application form at

Conditions for applying for a DigiD

Collecting an activation code

When you submit the DigiD application via, you will receive a service desk code by e-mail and SMS text message. Use this service desk code to collect the activation code for your child’s DigiD. This can be done in various ways:

The service desk code is valid for 30 days. Therefore, make an appointment to pick up your activation code first. Then you can be sure that the code has not expired on the day of the appointment.

Activate DigiD

Activate your child’s DigiD within 21 days of collecting the activation code. You can do this at

What does my child need a DigiD for?

A DigiD is a secure identification tool for using various online services in the Netherlands. This includes government services and the services of healthcare institutions. You can also use DigiD from outside the Netherlands. 

Other matters you can arrange for your child

If you live outside the Netherlands, there may be other matters to arrange for your child.

Find out what else you can arrange for your child


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