Electronic exchange of information

The implementation of the new electronic means of communication through the EESSI electronic system for the exchange of social security data is currently under way.

Electronic exchange of information was introduced in order to allow more efficiently and rapid communication and exchange of social security information between the Member States’ competent institutions.

The electronic exchange of data will speed up the procedure for determining the applicable legislation, granting social security benefits and, simultaneously, reducing the administrative costs for institutions.

For certain areas, paper forms of ‘portable documents’ may continue to be used in necessary cases. A portable document is a document that serves social security purposes and is not a document confirming the identity of the document holder. A portable document must be submitted to the social security institution together with proper identity documents.

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