More service with DigiD
More and more contact with government agencies (including the SVB) can take place via the internet. For example, while online, you can claim AOW old age pension or child benefit, report a change, or view your details. Very often, this will involve confidential information. To protect your privacy, we want to make sure that you are who you say you are. In other words, we want to be able to verify your identity so that other people cannot pass themselves off as you. For this, you need a DigiD code.
DigiD (pronounced 'didjidee') stands for digital identity. It is a system shared by government agencies that they can use to verify your identity. With a DigiD code, you can access the online services of an increasing number of government agencies, such as the Tax Administration, UWV and municipal authorities.
At www.digid.nl, you can choose a username and password for all your online contact with the Dutch government. Contact using your DigiD code will always take place via a secure connection. For more information, visit www.digid.nl.
If you live outside the Netherlands
If you live outside the Netherlands, you cannot apply for a DigiD code via www.digid.nl. You can apply for the code via our website, provided that:
- you have received a letter from us stating that you will soon start receiving an AOW pension, or
- you already receive an AOW pension
- and you have a Burgerservicenummer (BSN) or SoFi number
You can also request a DigiD code at a service desk at various locations in the Netherlands.