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MitID chip

MitID chip is for you who need to log on or approve with MitID many times every day, e.g in connection with your work.

How to approve with MitID chip

When you want to approve with your MitID chip, you first have to enter your user ID and your password. Then you have to connect your MitID chip to your computer, tablet or phone. Finally, press the button on the MitID chip. You have now approved with MitID.

Guides
Video - How to use MitID chip (1:37)
How to use the MitID chip (PDF)

  1. Go to the site, e.g where you want to log on
  2. Enter your user ID and your password
  3. Press the button ‘Start’
  4. Connect your MitID chip to your computer, tablet or smartphone with the USB cabel
  5. Approve with MitID by pressing the button on the MitID chip

Note: When you connect your MitID chip to your device, a message will appear from your operating system or browser asking for permission to authenticate with the MitID chip. You must give permission if you want to use the MitID chip.

Other ways to connect your MitID chip: 

  • Bluetooth:
    Connect (pair) your MitID chip to your computer, tablet or smartphone. Press the button on your MitID chip. For iOS and Windows 11 bluetooth does not work with the chip.
  • Contactless:
    MitID chip has a built-in NFC chip similar to contactless payment cards. Hold your MitID chip close to your device to authenticate. It requires that your computer, tablet or smartphone also has a built-in NFC chip.

After ordering, you can choose to have your MitID chip sent to you by mail. Delivery time is up to 15 days.

You can also choose to pick up your MitID chip at a Citizen Service Center. Be aware that some Citizen Service Centers require you to book an appointment before you show up. You must bring valid documentation.

Find the nearest Citizen service centre and book an appointment
Valid documentation

  • MitID chip needs to be connected via USB or contactless (where you place it on top of your smartphone or tablet)
  • MitID chip has a battery, which can be recharged by connecting MitID chip with a USB-cable to a computer or USB-charger.
  • Size: 47.3 × 29.3 × 8.3 mm
  • Casing material: ABS, Calcium carbonate
  • Interface type:
    • Windows: USB, NFC, Bluetooth (for Windows 11 the chip does not work with bluetooth)
    • MacOS: USB
    • Android: USB, NFC, Bluetooth
    • iOS: NFC
  • Working temperature: -10ºC ~ 50ºC
  • Storage temperature: -20ºC ~ 70ºC
  • Battery capacity: 35mAh
  • Rechargeable: Yes
  • Supported operating systems: Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS 
  • Supported browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge. (Internet Explorer is not supported.)

  • Certifications: Fido U2F
  • Embedded security algorithms: ECDSA, SHA256
  • Expected lifetime: At least 10 years
  • Communication protocols: HID, ISO14443, Bluetooth 4.0

Alternatives to MitID chip

There are three alternatives to the MitID chip - MitID app, MitID code display and MitID audio code reader.

MitID app

With the MitID app you have MitID on your phone and/or tablet, and you can log on or approve with a simple swipe.

Download MitID app
Block MitID app
Have a spare MitID

Read more about MitID app

MitID code display

The code display is a small electronic device that displays a one-time password code. Enter the one-time password code, when you log on to confirm your MitID.

Order MitID code display
Activate MitID code display
Block MitID code display
Have a spare MitID

Read more about MitID code display

MitID audio code reader

The audio code reader is intended for people with impaired vision. The audio code reader will read the one-time password code out loud and display the code on the screen of the device. Enter the one-time password code, when you log on to confirm your MitID.

Order MitID audio code reader
Activate MitID audio code reader
Block MitID audio code reader
Have a spare MitID

Read more about MitID audio code reader