Apply for a licence

You can apply for a licence in different ways

You can apply by

  • Completing our web form.
  • Sending in a completed application form and the required documents by post.

Licence application web form

License application form

How to apply

You apply by paying the fee, completing the web form or application form and sending it to us along with the required documents.

Pay the application fee when you send in your application

The fee for applying for a licence is SEK 870. If you use another currency, make sure that you pay the exact amount in SEK. Keep in mind that exchange rates vary from day to day. Please send your payment to Bankgiro 790-3750 when you send in your application. If you send your payment from abroad, please send it to IBAN: SE3612000000012810104980, SWIFT: DABASESX.

Write your personal identity number (personnummer) in the message box in the format YYYYMMDDXXXX, without hyphens, dashes or spaces. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number please enter your date of birth in the format YYYYMMDD, and you name in the format firstnamesurname. Please note that if someone else is making the payment, they need to enter your personal identity number.

Sending in the application

Please send

  • An extract from the Swedish population register (personbevis), which is not older than three months, if you have a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), or a copy of your valid passport.
  • A copy of your certificate or diploma attesting to your language skills.
  • An account statement or an image that shows that you have paid the application fee.

Please also send copies and translations of your

  • Diploma.
  • Document showing name change if you have changed your name since you completed your education.
  • A certificate which is not older than three months to show that you are not prohibited from pursuing your profession, such as a Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Current Professional Status (if it is not available, please send an extract from your country's criminal records).

If you are educated in a Nordic country, you do not need to send a certificate to show that you are not prohibited from pursuing your profession.

Applicants with qualifications from the EU or EEA

If you were educated within the EU or EEA, please send certified copies and translations of

  • A certificate showing your level of education under Article 11 of EU directive 2005/36/EC.
  • A document from the school or college where you were trained which describes the courses you completed, their content and duration.

If neither your profession nor you qualification is regulated in the country where you qualified, you also need to prove that you have worked in your profession for at least one of the past ten years in one or more EU or EEA countries.

You can do this by sending in one or more employment certificates with your application. Send in certified copies of the certificate(s), both translated and also in the original language.

If you do not know if the profession or qualification is regulated, contact the competent authority in your country of qualification.

Applicants educated outside of the EU and EEA

Applicants educated outside of the EU and EEA may apply in the same way as those educated within the EU or EEA in some cases. This applies to those who have had their qualification recognised in an EU or EEA country and have worked there in their profession for three years.

To demonstrate this, in addition to the above documents, send certified copies and translations of

  • Proof of competence or a certificate of recognition of your education.
  • A certificate confirming that you have worked for at least three years in the country, and meet the requirements of Article 3.3 of EU directive 2005/36/EC.
  • A document from the school or college where you were trained which describes the courses you completed, their content and duration.

If you have been licenced in a Nordic country you do not need to have worked there for three years to apply to us.

If you have not worked in an EU or EEA country for three years you must instead apply as someone who qualified outside of the EU and EEA.

Requesting a certificate from an authority

Contact the competent authority of the EU or EEA country where you were educated or last worked in your profession to request the certificates showing that you

  • Meet the requirements of the EU directive.
  • Have not been prohibited from pursuing your profession.

If you do not know which authority to contact, search the EU Regulated professions database.

How to have your documents translated

Documents which are written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English do not need to be translated. The translation can be performed in any country. Translation means that a certified translator translates your documents to Swedish or English.

We cannot send documents back

We are unable, by law, to send the documents you send to us with your application back to you.

EU and EEA
The countries included in the EU are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member. If you qualified or have worked in Switzerland you can apply in the same was as those who qualified or have worked in an EU or EEA country.