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.
OV-chipkaart with an NS season ticket
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. Please send in the photo immediately to ensure that you receive the new card before the old one expires. You can then request a new OV-chipkaart via OV-chipkaart.nl.
OV-chipkaart without an NS season ticket
If your OV-chipkaart expires because you have not submitted a new passport photo in time, or if your expired OV-chipkaart does not have an NS season ticket, then you can request a new OV-chipkaart via www.ov-chipkaart.nl. The new OV-chipkaart will cost a one-time fee of € 7,50. If your old card still has a valid season ticket or travel product, then it will be transferred to the new card.
An anonymous OV-chipkaart cannot be renewed, but you may request a refund for the balance on your card.