An increasing number of official government procedures may be taken care of online. To do so, a DigiD is required. You can use a DigiD to log onto websites of the government and the healthcare sector. For instance, you can file a tax return, apply for rent benefits, make an appointment in the hospital, or request a remission of municipal taxes. 

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You can only apply for a DigiD if you are a resident of the Netherlands. To apply for your DigiD, you will need a Citizen Service Number (Burgerservicenummer - BSN), which you will receive at your registration appointment

You can apply for a DigiD for free on the DigiD website. The online application form has 3 steps and is in English. Make sure to fill out the exact address you are registered. After filling out the application, a validation letter will be sent to your home address within 1-2 weeks to prevent fraud.  

Municipalities Voorschoten and Wassenaar offer their non-Dutch speaking European citizens services and e-forms in the English language with their eID

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