Applying for a DigiD in the United States

If you are a Dutch national living in the United States (US) you can apply for a DigiD online. But you will need to collect your activation code in person. In the US you can do this only at the Netherlands embassy in Washington.

Pensioners living in the United States 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.

Applying for a DigiD from this country or region

Application procedure DigiD activation code in the US

In the US you can only pick up your DigiD activation code at the Netherlands embassy in Washington.

You will have to schedule an appointment via the online appointment system.

Any questions?

In case you have a question after reading the information on this page, you can send an email via the contact form.