If you want to apply for a DigiD

With your DigiD, you can log in to My SVB. You can then view your details, report a change, upload a document or authorise someone else to manage your affairs.

As from 10 May 2023, you will only be able to log in to My SVB using DigiD with SMS verification or by using the DigiD app. We would advise you to arrange for this immediately when you apply for a DigiD.

‘DigiD Machtigen’ (DigiD Authorisation) at the SVB

If you want someone else to manage your affairs via My SVB, or if someone else has asked you to manage their affairs for them, you can use ‘DigiD Machtigen’ (DigiD Authorisation).

How to apply for a DigiD

Select your situation and read how to apply for a DigiD.

You can apply for a DigiD immediately on the DigiD website. If you already have a DigiD and you want to add SMS verification, you can do that on the DigiD website too. 

If you are already receiving an AOW pension, or you have had a letter from us informing you that you will soon start receiving an AOW pension, you can apply for a DigiD, provided you have a Burgerservicenummer (BSN).  

If you do not have a Burgerservicenummer (BSN), you can have yourself registered in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). You will then be given a BSN. 

How to apply for a DigiD via My SVB

  1. Click on the link ‘Apply for a DigiD via My SVB’. Fill in the following details: your first name, surname, date of birth, BSN and country of residence
  2. Your details are then compared with the information we have for you in our system. If they are the same, you will be redirected automatically to the DigiD website 
  3. Fill in your username, password and mobile number
  4. A letter with your DigiD activation code will be sent to your home address
  5. You will have 45 days to activate your DigiD on the DigiD website. You can then use My SVB

You can apply for a DigiD via the DigiD website, where you will receive a service desk code. You can then choose between the following 2 options:

  • video call with Netherlands Worldwide and receive an activation code during the call, or
  • visit a service desk in or outside the Netherlands to collect your activation code

You need the activation code to activate your DigiD.

To apply for a DigiD, you need to have the following:

  • Dutch nationality or the nationality of another country of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • a valid passport or identity card
  • A Burgerservicenummer (BSN
  • registration in the Non-residents Records Database (RNI)
  • a mobile telephone that can receive SMS messages
  • an email address