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Authorizing a third party

If you would like someone else to handle your affairs with DUO, you must give that person permission to do so. This is called authorization. The person handling your affairs on your behalf is called your legal representative.

Authorization form

You can authorize a third party by filling in the Machtiging (‘Authorization’) form. The form is available in Dutch only.

What is your legal representative allowed to do?

On the form, you can select in which matters you would like your legal representative to act on your behalf: financial matters only, examinations and financial matters, or submitting a letter of objection. For more information, see the table below.

Authorized for: Your legal representative may: Your legal representative may not:
Financial matters only
  • call or write about questions regarding loans.
  • call DUO if you have received a fine (hearing).
  • request a loan on your behalf.
  • accept or sign an invoice.

Examinations and financial matters
  • call or write about questions regarding loans.
  • call or write about questions regarding examinations.
  • register for an examination on your behalf.
  • call DUO if you have received a fine (hearing).
  • request a loan on your behalf.
  • accept or sign an invoice.
Submitting a letter of objection
  • write a letter of objection.
  • call or write about questions regarding your objection.
  • call DUO if you have received a fine (hearing).

Change or revoke authorization

You can revoke authorization at any time. You can also change the personal information of your legal representative. To do this, fill in and resubmit the Machtiging form.