On 2 August 2021 the Netherlands began issuing a new ID card that meets the latest European standards for identity cards. New European regulations aim to strengthen the security of identity cards of all EU countries. The previous version of the Dutch ID card was well-respected for its security and design, and the new card builds on that level of integrity. Citizens can rest assured that their existing ID cards will remain valid until renewal, at which time they will be issued the new model card.
The new Dutch ID card contains several innovative features, including as a contactless chip that meets ICAO specifications, and new security features such as the EU flag, a QR code providing access to the citizen service number (BSN) on the back, and two fingerprints of the card holder on the chip.
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