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Which licenses are valid in Sweden?

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All driving licenses issued within the European Economic Area, the EEA, are valid in Sweden as long as they are valid in the country where they were issued – not matter how long you stay in Sweden.

The EEA countries are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria.

If you have an EEA driving license, you may even be allowed to be a private driving tutor – handledare – if you – obviously – meet the necessary requirements. 

Useful websites

The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) and the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), share the responsibilities for all traffic and driving related issues in Sweden. Körkortsportalen is their common webpage, with all kinds of information you may need about driving licenses.

Note: Körkortsportalen – the official driving license portal has most its information in Swedish. However on the page we send you, you find downloadable brochures in many languages.