Applying for a DigiD in Canada
If you are a Dutch national living in Canada you can apply for a DigiD online. But you will need to collect your activation code in person. You can do this at a limited number of embassies. Pensioners living in Canada can apply to the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) for a DigiD.
Applying for a DigiD
You can apply for a DigiD from abroad at www.digid.nl. Here you will find a step-by-step guide to applying for your DigiD.
Collecting your activation code from a DigiD service desk in the Netherlands
To receive an activation code you must report in person to a DigiD service desk. You can find a list of DigiD service desks in the Netherlands at www.digid.nl.
Pensioners living abroad
What if you live abroad and receive an old age pension from the Social Insurance Bank (SVB)? Then you can apply to the SVB for a DigiD. You can do this online; you don't need to appear in person.
Do I need to have a DigiD?
DigiD stands for Digital Identity. You use your DigiD to prove your identity on the internet. It assures organisations that you are who you say you are. You don't have to use a DigiD, but many government organisations now work with the DigiD system. These include the Tax and Customs Administration, the Social Insurance Bank (SVB) and the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV). If you have a DigiD you can use the services they provide online. For more information about DigiD visit government.nl.