Why do I need to present my ID-card in some cases?
Sometimes PetBase requires a copy of your identity card to guarantee the verification. We understand you might feel uncomfortable sending it to us. The Dutch government has therefore developed an application - the ‘KopieID’ app - allowing you to safely send a copy of your ID-card. We advise you to use this app to prevent identity fraud. The app allows you to make a copy for a specific use, while your BSN-number (citizen service number) is hidden.
The app allows you to cross out the personal data that is not required by the receiver.
The app places a watermark on the copy, in which you can enter the use and date of the copy. After that, you can print and send it (by mail or electronically). These safeguards make it harder to commit fraud with your ID-card.
The KopieID app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (search for ‘KopieID’). The KopieID app is published by the National Office for Identity Data, a department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kingdom Relations.