How you can prove your language skills

You need to be able to speak Swedish, Danish or Norwegian

To be able to get a Swedish licence, you need to have language skills in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. This applies even if you are a citizen of Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Norway.

If you do not speak any of these languages we recommend that you begin learning Swedish as soon as you decide that you want to work in Sweden.

How to prove your skills in Swedish

For example, you can prove your language skills by submitting a passing grade or approved results from

You can also prove your language skills by letting a health care provider assess and confirm that you have reached Swedish at Level C1. The certificate from a health care provider should contain the following information:

  • Confirmation that level C1 is reached within the areas of control provided by the language test (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speech). 
  • Description as to how the language level has been controlled.

How to prove your skills in Danish or Norwegian

Instead of Swedish you can have equivalent skills in Danish or Norwegian.

For example, you can prove your language skills by submitting a passing grade or approved results from

  • Danish or Norwegian at Level C1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • A course or a test that makes you eligible for studying at a Danish or Norwegian university or college.

You can also prove your language skills by letting a health care provider assess and confirm that you have reached Danish or Norwegian at Level C1. The certificate from a health care provider should contain the following information:

  • Confirmation that level C1 is reached within the areas of control provided by the language test (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speech). 
  • Description as to how the language level has been controlled.

Another option is to send a certificate showing that you have completed a degree in Danish or Norwegian at university or college.

Send supporting documents with your application

Send a certified copy of your diploma or other certificate showing your language skills with your licence application.