How to Get a Swedish Driving Licence: A Guide for Beginners
If you are planning to drive in Sweden, you may need to obtain a Swedish driving licence. Depending on your nationality and how long you intend to stay in Sweden, you may be able to use your foreign driving licence or exchange it for a Swedish one. However, if you are not eligible for these options, you will have to apply for a Swedish driving licence from scratch.
This article will provide you with an overview of the process and requirements for getting a Swedish driving licence, as well as some useful resources to help you prepare for the theory and practical tests.
Who needs a Swedish driving licence?
According to the Swedish Transport Administration, you need a Swedish driving licence if you:
are a permanent resident of Sweden and have a foreign driving licence that is not valid in Sweden
are a temporary resident of Sweden and have a foreign driving licence that is valid for less than one year
are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country and have been living in Sweden for more than one year
are a citizen of an EU/EEA country and have been living in Sweden for more than two years
If you are not sure whether you need a Swedish driving licence or not, you can check your eligibility on the Driving Licence Check website.
How to apply for a Swedish driving licence?
To apply for a Swedish driving licence, you need to follow these steps:
Register with the Swedish Transport Agency and pay the application fee of 600 SEK.
Obtain an eye test certificate from an authorised optician or doctor.
Complete a risk education course, which consists of two parts: one about alcohol, drugs and fatigue, and another about speed, safety and environmental awareness.
Pass the theory test, which consists of 65 multiple-choice questions on traffic rules, signs and situations. You need to answer at least 52 questions correctly to pass. The test can be taken in English or several other languages.
Pass the practical test, which consists of a driving session of about 25 minutes on different types of roads and traffic environments. You need to demonstrate your ability to drive safely, smoothly and environmentally friendly. The test can be taken in English or several other languages.
Receive your Swedish driving licence by mail within two weeks after passing both tests.
How to prepare for the theory and practical tests?
To prepare for the theory and practical tests, you can use various resources, such as:
The free driving licence theory book online, which covers all the topics and rules you need to know for the test. You can also download it as a free PDF.
The theory test simulator, which allows you to practice with questions similar to those on the real test. You can also get feedback on your answers and explanations for the correct ones.
The practical test guide, which provides tips and advice on how to prepare for the driving session and what to expect during the test.
The driving schools directory, which helps you find a suitable driving school near you that 061ffe29dd