Proof of identity and DigiD

To obtain your driving licence, you will need a valid proof of identity.

Do you live abroad?

If you are not sure whether you are eligible for a Dutch driving licence, we recommend that you check with the municipality where you live. They will assess whether you qualify for a driving licence.

Furthermore, you must be able to prove that you have been living in the Netherlands for at least 185 of the 365 days before you obtained your driving licence.


You will need a DigiD to apply for exams and to submit documents to the CBR. If you already have a DigiD, you can skip this step. If you do not yet have a DigiD, it is best to apply for one as soon as possible. It may take some time for your application to be processed!

  1. Go to and go to apply. Fill in your details and complete the application. When applying, you will need your National Insurance Number/Social Security Number (BSN). This can be found on your ID card or passport.
  2. You will receive a letter at home with an activation code within 3 working days.
  3. You must activate the DigiD with the activation code at within 20 days.
  4. Enter your username and password.
  5. If you have enabled the SMS check, you will receive a code via SMS that you have to fill in.
  6. Enter your activation code.

You can then install the DigiD app (downloadable from the Appstore and Playstore) on your mobile phone, but this is not obligatory.

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