Submit your application for a licence

Apply once you have completed all of the steps above

Once you have successfully completed all of the steps or taken additional training, you will be ready to apply for a licence. Pay the application fee, fill out the form and submit it along with the documents listed below.

Once we have made a decision, we will enter your details in the National Board of Health and Welfare register of licenced healthcare professionals and notify you by post. You may start practicing your profession as soon as you receive the licence.

Documents to include with your application

Make sure to enclose the following documents:

  • A completed application form.
  • A copy of a valid passport or a copy of a valid Swedish ID card.
  • An original of your certificate of clinical training.
  • A certificate of your additional training (if you chose that option). 
  • A copy of your certificate of Swedish proficiency.

Application form to obtain a licence

Pay the fee as soon as you submit the application

The fee to apply for a licence is SEK 700. Deposit the fee to bank giro account 790‑3750 when submitting your application. Include your Swedish personal identity no. (yyyymmddxxxx) in the message box without any hyphens or spaces.

Post your application

Socialstyrelsen
Behörighet
SE-106 30 Stockholm, Sweden

When we receive your application, we will review the police records to verify that you have not been convicted of a serious criminal offence. If your name appears in the records, we will contact you in order to evaluate the situation on an individual basis. You will then have to wait a bit longer than normal.

How long will you have to wait?

Assuming you have included all the required information, processing an application for a licence currently takes approximately 2–4 weeks.


From 1 June 2017 no licences will be signed by the National Board of Health and Welfare, as this is no longer a requirement for approval.