A personal OV-chipkaart is valid for five years, an anonymous OV-chipkaart is valid for four to five years. After this period you will no longer be able to travel with your OV-chipkaart. A personal OV-chipkaart can be renewed, an anonymous OV-chipkaart cannot. With an anonymous card you can use the remaining credit or request a credit refund.
Renew your personal OV-chipkaart through this website. The credit on an old card will be returned to your bank account 30 days after your card expires. Your new card will be sent to your home address within a average of three working days. Renewing your OV-chipkaart and claiming your remaining balance is possible until one year after the expiry date of your OV-chipkaart.
Travel products and Automatic reload will be transferred from your old card to your new card. When you check in for the first time, you card will be automatically reloaded.
You yourself decide whether you wish to destroy or retain your expired card.
An anonymous card cannot be renewed. Send in your card and request a credit refund using the 'Refund of credit on an expired anonymous OV-chipkaart' (pdf) form. The credit on an old card will be returned to your bank account 30 days after your card expires. Your expired card will be terminated. You can online apply for a personal OV-chipkaart or purchase a anonymous OV-chipkaart at a salespoint near you.
Do you have an anonymous OV-chipkaart that has expired before the date on the card? Read more about what to do with this card.
In the folder ‘All about your expired OV-chipkaart’ (pdf, Dutch) you can read more about how to apply for a replacement card and/or request a credit refund.