“Our ambition is to make it as transparent as possible.”
Elvera Meuwissen, functional application manager and webmaster at the municipality of Leudal, in the southern Dutch province of Limburg
Our municipality borders on Belgium and is in close proximity of the German border, which is the main reason why Leudal decided to join in as one of the 81 Dutch municipalities who can accept the eIDs of European users by the end of 2016. We regularly receive applications or questions from Belgian residents. Currently, these requests find us via the information channel or through direct contact with the Civil Services department.
I expect that allowing foreign users to access our services using their own nationally issued eID will boost interest in requesting a birth certificate from our municipality, as well as the option to register moving requests. From the user perspective, our ambition is to make it as transparent as possible which services can be requested with an European eID. Users need to know how eIDAS work and how they can reap the benefits.