The Swedish Transport Agency is the central agency for driving licences.
The Swedish Transport Agency and the Swedish Transport Administration share the responsibility for matters relating to driving licences. For this reason, it may be a little difficult to get a general overview of the information that you may require when you are going to take your driving test, teach someone to drive, have lost your driving licence, represent a driving school, an upper secondary school or centre for hazardous road conditions driving practice, or just want to know more about the regulations governing driving licences or driving permits.
Am I allowed to drive in Sweden with a foreign driving licence?
Yes, provided you have your driving licence with you when driving. Either your driving licence must have a photograph of yourself on it or you must, when driving, also have a valid ID document with you containing a photo. If your driving licence has not been issued in English, German or French, the police may also require you to have with you a certified translation of your driving licence. An international driving licence is a certified translation that can be used for this purpose.
I am applying for political asylum. Can I at the same time apply for a Swedish driving licence?
You are allowed to apply for a driving licence provided you can prove your identity with a valid and acceptable identity document. You must then undergo training, including compulsory risk education, and then take the driving test. The driving test consists of a theoretical knowledge test and a practical driving test.
We have the overall responsibility
The fact that we have overall responsibility for commercial transport on roads in Sweden means that
- we make and implement rules and regulations for driving and rest periods,
- professional competence for professional drivers and prospective licence holders,
- scheduled service licences
- governing the measurements and weight of heavy vehicles.
The objective of our work is to help achieve efficient commercial transport that is safe and environmentally friendly and which is run by firms that operate on equally competitive terms.
Please contact us for more information about commercial transport.