The DigiD (Digital Identification) is a way of providing secure access to national and local authority websites and to a growing number of other websites such as health insurers and pension funds.

The DigiD is linked to the BSN (issued upon registration at the municipality).
Application for a DigiD can be done via the DigiD website. Applicants will be prompted to choose a gebruikersnaam (username) and wachtwoord (password), and then these two codes are subsequently used to gain access to relevant websites. ​​​​​​

The DigiD app is being used more often as method of access to websites, so it should also be requested when you apply for a DIgiD.

Once you have a DigiD you can also use it when you are not in the Netherlands, but only Dutch nationals are able to apply for a DigiD when not resident in the Netherlands.