eHerkenning across the border

eHerkenning: European use

Per September 1, you can use eHerkenning as an approved, European login means to do your online business with government organisations in the European Economic Area (EEA). This way, doing online business abroad is just as safe and reliable as it is in your own country.

For whom?

eHerkenning across the border is one singular way of easily logging in for entrepreneurs, companies, organisations and intermediaries. It is an indispensable link in doing online business with government organisations, and more and more among companies.

What does this mean for you?

Do you have an eHerkenning means with level of assurance EH3 or up? Then you are able to log in across the border with other affiliated European government organisations. Your supplier will help you get your current eHerkenning means ready for use across the border.

What do I need to get my eHerkenning means ready for use across the border?

Your eHerkenning means is currently not yet ready to use across the border. Please, contact your supplier to activate this option (use of eHerkenning in another EEA-country). Keep the following points in mind:

  • You own an eHerkening means level of assurance EH3 or higher,
  • Your citizen service number is needed to make your eHerkenning means suited for use across the border,
  • Get the right authorization of the country you want to log into.

For more information, we refer you to the frequently asked questions below. 
Contact your supplier to make your eHerkenning means Europe proof. They will help you.

Promoting online services between countries

In order to promote traffic of online services between countries, the Ministry of the Interior has expressed the desire to make eHerkenning suitable for European use. The technique which makes it possible to do online business abroad, has been realised thanks to the authorised suppliers of eHerkenning, in collaboration with RVO, RvlG, Logius, as well as the Ministryof the Interior and other European countries. Because of this, it is possible for Dutch companies and organisations that have means with assurancelevel EH3 or higher, to log into affiliated government organisations in EEA-countries.

Frequently asked questions

What does 'logging in across the border' mean?

Which countries belong to the European Economic Area (EEA)?

What does eIDAS mean?

What are eIDAS and eHerkenning's advantages for its users?

Who is able to use logging in across the border?

I have an eHerkenning mean level of assurance EH2/EH2+. What do I have to do, to be able to log in across the border?

I have eHerkenning level of assurance EH3* or higher, what do I have to do to log in across the border?

Why do I have to give my citizen service number (BSN) is I want to use eHerkenning across the border?

Why aren't all countries connected yet?

Why is it possible for an eHerkenning supplier to charge you for getting an eHerkenning means ready for across the border use?

Which personal records are given to the European provider when logging in across the border with eHerkenning?

What if I don't want my personal data to be given to a European provider while using eHerkenning across the border?

What do I need to log in across the border?

What should legal representatives and mandate administrators pay attention to when granting a mandate for the use of eHerkenning across the border?

Can I instantly handle all my business online with the foreign provider, after logging in with eHerkenning?