How can I safely share a copy of my passport? /

We encourage you to block the sensitive information of your passport yourself, before you send us a copy for our administration. After you have blocked the sensitive information of your passport, you can also scan/print it, write over it by hand, and rescan this copy. This will make identity theft with the copy of your passport extremely difficult and unlikely to occur.

If you don't block your sensitive information yourself we will do it for you before saving the copy of your passport permanently to our system. We never share the original copy of your passport (these are deleted after blocking) and we only share the blocked versions of your documents if the retailer or tax administration requires them. 

Details you can blockplace of birth, sex, height, social security number, photo, signature, name of spouse, profession, family members names, marital status                                                         
Details that should stay visiblepassport number, name, date of birth, country, issue date, expiration date

The specimen below is an example of a Dutch passport. Your own passport and the position of sensitive details may differ.