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 your OV-chipkaart is expired and you have an NS season ticket, NS will always ensure that you receive a new OV-chipkaart. We may ask you to send a new passport photo as your old card approaches its expiration date. Please do so in time, so that you can receive a new card before your old one expires. If that happens, you can order a new OV-chipkaart via OV-chipkaart.nl.
No automatic card renewal
If you are in the possession of an OV-chipkaart with a Traject Vrij monthly season ticket, an OV-fiets season ticket, Storage on Account, or KidsVrij, then NS will not automatically send you a new OV-chipkaart. In that case, you must order a new OV-chipkaart yourself when your old one expires.
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 recommended retail price for a new OV-chipkaart is € 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.