Moving AbRoad Pilot
About The Pilot

Within the Digital Europe for All (DE4) program, the Moving Abroad pilot aims to reduce the administrative burden of moving to another European Member State. With the new Service, information is re-used cross-border which reduces the time to register. The entire preparation process is fully online and secure, using the authentication and authorization means of the home-country that are familiar to the citizen.


The advantage is obvious, as the current situation for changing domicile address and requesting civil status certificates to use in another country often takes weeks or months to complete, includes a lot of paperwork, and provides many language barriers. When using the pilot-solution, the effort required to complete the registration is reduced drastically for both the individual and the service provider. So a citizen can apply for a service much easier and the service provider spends less time on administrative issues.

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Scope of the pilot

The Moving Abroad pilot supports procedures for individuals that want to change domicile address and request certificates that can be used in other processes and services.

In the first iteration, Spanish and Portuguese citizens can use the services in their dealings with Luxembourg. In June 2022, the following situations will be available for piloting; Domicile Address Change, Certificates (Civil Status, Birth) also to and from Romania and Slovenia. Further Pensions and Labour Information will be able to be exchanged from Portugal and Spain.

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Changing domicile address and requesting civil status evidence is supported starting in April 2022. The second iteration will start Q2 2022 and add more countries as well as new services around pensions and labour informtion. The pilot ends in Q4 2022, the lessons learned and conclusions will be made available in Q4 2022.


The pilot is performed by Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Slovenia.

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More information

Are you interested in this pilot, but not as a participant? Click here to read the DE4A newsletter.

Also, you can find more general information about the Digital Europe for All program here:

Participating Guidelines

If your answer is YES to all of the following questions, you can apply for participation in the pilot and enjoy the fast, online and secure process to move to another country!

  • Do you reside in Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Romania, or Slovenia?

  • Are you looking to move in 2022?

  • Are you willing to help to build a solution that makes cross-border moving easier?

We love to learn and build together! Click here to apply.

What does participating mean?

As a participant, you will be using the solution for online authorization and information exchange to register in another country. Your user-experience form is extremely valuable. All advantages that the pilot should bring forward, should be noticeable from your perspective and help you in every way. Your feedback helps to improve the solution and maximize the advantages and lessons learned in this pilot.

You will be asked to share your findings in interviews and online questionnaires. We will guide you during the pilot, provide clear instructions and we’ll keep the administrative burden low.

QUESTIONNAIRE! Thanks for your participation!

Please fill out the following questionnaire so that we can maximize our learning and improve our services;

Feedback Form for Citizens:

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