What is the ID check in the DigiD app?

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The ID check in the DigiD app is a one-off check of your Dutch passport, identity card or driving licence and it’s used to confirm your identity. More and more organisations require people to have the ID check when they log in.

Why do I need the ID check?

If you add an ID check in the DigiD app, you can log in to any organisation that lets you log in using DigiD. You can also log in to government organisations in other European countries that recognise European forms of electronic identification (eID).

If you don’t yet use the DigiD app, you can activate it with the ID check.

How do I carry out an ID check?

How to carry out an ID check depends on your situation. Select the situation that applies to you to find out what you have to do.

After you’ve completed the ID check

After you’ve completed the ID check, you’ll see a green check mark next to ‘ID check’ in the DigiD app’s main menu.


None of your personal details are saved when the ID check is carried out. DigiD will only register in your DigiD account that the check has been completed successfully.


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

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