“As an expat from Taiwan, I think cross-border digital identification and transactions are very convenient, safe and time-saving.
It is customary for the organization that invites you to come and work in their country to take care of all the official arrangements needed for your stay. It is nice that everything is arranged for you, but it also means you are dependent on others. Even simply checking the status of your applications cannot be done by yourself at the moment that suits you.
Cross-border digital transactions made possible by Connectis would enable you to make the necessary arrangements yourself, simply by logging in.
For me personally, that would have saved a lot of effort and costs, when I accepted an offer from a Spanish university to come from the Netherlands to Spain. The formal arrangements were supposed to be made by the university administration, but that appeared to be closed for two months due to the summer break. This put my applications on hold and to allow me to start working there on time, I had to start the procedures in a rush myself. This meant that I had to fly back and forth to Spain several times.
Overall it was a time-consuming and costly process which could have been much easier, faster and cheaper with digital transactions. With cross-border transactions I can make my own arrangements to stay in another European country, without delay and extra travelling.”