How can I get online access to the services of a Dutch public sector organisation from another EEA country?

You can get online access to the services of a Dutch public sector organisation from another EEA country using your DigiD. If you don’t have a DigiD, you can use a username and password issued by another EER country under a recognised electronic identification (eID) scheme.

Recognised eID schemes

If you live or work in Spain you can use your Cl@ve username and password (Spanish eID) to access Dutch public services online. This is because Cl@ve has been recognised at European level.

eID schemes from the following EEA countries have been recognised:

  • the Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

This list continues to expand as more eID schemes from other EEA countries are added. To find out the status of the eID scheme in the EU member state where you live or work, see the relevant contact details for the various EEA countries.

What Dutch public services can I access online using an eID from another European country?

It is already possible to use an eID issued by another European country to access the services of many Dutch public sector organisations, including:

  • the Social Insurance Bank (SVB)
  • the Education Executive Agency (DUO)
  • the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
  • the Central Judicial Collection Agency (CJIB)
  • the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV)
  • the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW)
  • pension funds
  • various municipal and provincial authorities.

Please note: you often also need your citizen service number (BSN) to access these services.

If one of the following logos appears on the Dutch public sector organisation’s login page, you can access their services with a DigiD or another recognised eID.

Multiple eIDs

If you have eIDs from multiple recognised schemes, it doesn’t matter which one you use, as long as the eID is linked to your citizen service number.

Applying for an eID under a recognised scheme

If you want to apply for an eID under a scheme recognised at European level, please bear in mind the following: 

  • EEA countries are free to decide whether eIDs issued under their national scheme can be used in other EEA countries. 
  • EEA countries are also free to decide who is entitled to an eID under their national scheme. In many cases, citizens who are born in that country or who live and/or work there are eligible for an eID.

If you have questions, contact the relevant organisation in the EEA country where you live.