Applying for a DigiD
If you want to get your COVID certificate quickly and digitally, you will need a DigiD. Applying for a DigiD is simple. If you need help applying for or using your DigiD, ask a family member, friend or neighbour. Many libraries have an information point that can help you with online government services. With their help you can get your DigiD and generate a COVID certificate online.
No DigiD: request a paper COVID certificate
If you cannot apply for a DigiD, phone the CoronaCheck helpdesk on 0800 1421. Follow the steps in the automatic telephone menu (in Dutch), to request a COVID certificate by phone. You will need:
- your citizen service number (BSN);
- your postcode (for the address at which you are registered with your municipality).
Your COVID certificate will be sent by post. This can take up to 5 working days.
If you need help using the automatic telephone menu, ask a family member, friend or neighbour. Many libraries have an information point that can help you with online government services. With their help you can get a COVID certificate.
Vaccinated or tested by the GGD
If you do not have a citizen service number (BSN), the GGD can make a COVID certificate for you if you
- were vaccinated by the GGD; or
- tested positive for coronavirus at the GGD.
Submit the online application form for people who do not have a BSN. The GGD will check your application. You may be asked to go to a GGD location in person. The GGD will contact you within 15 working days. If your application is approved, you will get a QR code. This is your COVID certificate for travelling abroad. You will receive the QR code via a secure email system or at the GGD location.
Vaccinated by your family doctor or other care provider
If you were vaccinated at your care home or by your family doctor, ask them to print proof of vaccination for you.