Tip: First check whether you already have a personal OV-chipkaart. An NS Off-peak Discount Pass, NS Annual Season Ticket or a Public Transport Annual Pass are personal OV-chipkaarts. A personal card is valid for five years.
You can apply for a personal OV-chipkaart online. You will need a digital photo and you will pay using iDEAL.
Do you live in Belgium, Germany or Luxembourg? You can also pay using PayPal..
Apply using form
Ask your operator how to obtain a paper application form for a personal OV-chipkaart.
You can purchase an anonymous OV-chipkaart at:
- sales devices (only applicalble to the national rail (NS) devices) at a station;
- operators' counters;
- newsagents and supermarkets;
- at OVshop, the Chipbizz webshop.
Find a sales point near you
An anonymous OV-chipkaart is valid for four to five years.