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Is having a DigiD officially required?

There is no legal obligation to request a DigiD. However, more and more government organisations start using DigiD for access to their online services. Without a DigiD you will not be able to use these electronic services. If you don't wish to or can't use the DigiD you can in principle always communicate in writing or by telephone with these government organisations. Some government organisations also offer services at their desks.
 
Using the online services can however be faster, available 24/7 and offer more possibilities.
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