Dutch citizens living abroad can request a DigiD on www.digid.nl and retrieve their activation code at one of the DigiD desks. As of 10 April 2019, an activation code can be retrieved at the offices of Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland.

What is DigiD and what can I do with it?

You can use DigiD to identify yourself on the Internet, to access websites of the Dutch government, Mijn DUO (study financing), and pension funds, among others. For example, to handle tax matters in European Netherlands. Former students can use a DigiD to access Mijn DUO to check their study debt to DUO, to change their details online, and to check digital mail sent by DUO.

Can I also request a DigiD?

You must meet a number of conditions to be able to request a DigiD from Bonaire:

  • you must reside outside of the Netherlands, and may not be registered in European Netherlands; you must have the Dutch nationality;
  • you must have a valid Dutch passport or Dutch identity card;
  • you must have a Citizen Service Number (CSN);
  • you must have a mobile phone on which you can receive text messages in both the Netherlands and abroad;
  • you must have an email address.

I want to request a DigiD

Request your DigiD at www.digid.nl. Choose “I live outside of the Netherlands” during the application procedure. Please note! Make sure to remember your username and password. You will receive a desk code after submitting the request. You must subsequently make an appointment with Belastingdienst Caribisch Nederland to retrieve your DigiD activation code.

DigiD activation code

If you want to pick-up your DigiD activation code, please come to the counter or submit the request via the counter email Balie@belastingdienst-cn.nl. This is possible from Monday to Friday. Bring along the desk code and your Dutch passport or Dutch I.D. card with you when you visit the Belastingdienst. We will send you the activation code, with which you can complete the application process on digid.nl. Please note: you must collect your activation code in person.

More information?

Do you want to learn more about requesting a DigiD outside of European Netherlands? Visit the following website DigiD.