Can I use my DigiD login details to access public services in other EU member states?

No, you cannot yet use your DigiD login details to access public services in other European Union (EU) member states. The Dutch government aims to facilitate this option from August 2021. Before that is possible, other EU member states need to approve DigiD.

DigiD approval by other EU member states

Before you can use your DigiD login details to access public services in other EU member states, those countries must first approve DigiD. The Dutch government requested approval in December 2019. Other EU member states have 6 months from that date to test DigiD. They will, for example, check if DigiD complies with all the technical and security requirements in their country. If there are no problems, the EU member states will issue a joint ‘statement of no objection’ to the European Commission.

Approval of DigiD by the European Commission

The European Commission will take action as soon as the joint statement is issued. The Commission will examine whether the approval process took place according to the rules. If so, it will give final approval for the use of DigiD in other EU member states.

Other EU member states then have 12 more months to adapt their systems so that DigiD can be used in their countries. If you have any more questions, please contact the relevant authority in that country. It should be possible to use DigiD in all EU member states from August 2021.

Applying for a DigiD

You can apply for a DigiD via www.digid.nl. If you are not eligible for a DigiD, you may be entitled to apply for an electronic identification (eID) issued by another EU member state. If you have any questions about this, contact the relevant authority in the EU member state where you live or work.