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Your complete guide to Swedish parking signs (and avoiding eye-watering fines)

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Although Swedes are usually great at English, parking signs are in Swedish or sometimes just unfamiliar and there’s rarely someone around to ask when you need help.  If you take a chance, it never seems to take long before a fine is slapped on your windscreen, especially in Stockholm.  Parking fines in Sweden can cost […]

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The Step-By-Step Guide To A Swedish Driving License 

There are many reasons to go through the trouble of getting a Swedish driving license. Whatever your reasons, a Swedish driving license is a good investment if you plan to stay in Sweden for a while. Steps to get a Swedish driving license apply for a learning permit start your driving practice study the theory of driving […]

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Exchange a driving license from a EU country

It is possible to exchange a driving license issued within the EEA to a Swedish driving license. To do this you must: have a valid driver’s license from within the EEA be registered with the Swedish Tax Agency – so called bokförd i Sverige How to do change your driving license Go the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) website and order the application […]

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Driving license from a non-EU country

Are you driving in Sweden on a Non EU driving license? Watch out for the one-year-limit! Driving licenses from a non-EU country are generally valid in Sweden, if they are valid in the country where they were issued. There is, however, an important limit to this validity: a non-EU driving license is generally valid for just one year. […]

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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, […]

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