The OV-chipkaart is valid for a period of five years. The expiration date is displayed on your OV-chipkaart, and you can no longer use the card to travel after this date. If you have an NS season ticket, NS will automatically send you a new OV-chipkaart free of charge before your old card expires. You may be asked to submit a new passport photo for the new card.
No NS season ticket
If you do not have an NS season ticket, you can renew your personal OV-chipkaart online via Translink, the issuer of the OV-chipkaart, for only € 7.50. Your products will automatically be added to your new card. If you do not need a new OV-chipkaart, and you have a balance on your old card, then you can request a refund of the balance amount.
You cannot renew an anonymous OV-chipkaart, but you can request a refund of any balance left on the old card.