The Swedish Tax Agency is changing ID Card supplier with effect from 4th March 2013.
This will inevitably result in delay for production of ID Cards whilst the transition takes place.
Customers are therefore advised to expect delay due to these changes.
Please note that this is only temporary and normal service will resume once the new supplier is up and running following transition.
If You have any queries or concerns please contact Skatteupplysningen, 0771-567 567.
You may apply to Skatteverket for an ID card (identity card). To apply you must:
We recommend that you carefully read through the terms and conditions for applying before you go to the office.
You can apply for your ID card even if you or your attestor have protected personal data. If so, contact your protected data case officer before applying.
Your ID card can be used to confirm your age and prove your identity, for example when collecting prescription medication at a pharmacy, paying by card in a shop or conducting banking business.
The card also incorporates e-identification (pdf, 115.6 kB). That may be used, if you wish, to avail yourself of the e-services that many government agencies offer, for example for filing your income tax return or notifying a change of address. You use your e-identification by entering a PIN code that you receive by letter through the post at your home. To be able to use your e-identification, you also need a computer, a card reader and a program you can download from the Internet. For more information, visit Telia´s Website.
You cannot use your ID card instead of a passport when you travel abroad.
What the card looks like:
We recommend that you carefully read through the following before you go to a Skatteverket office to apply. Otherwise, you may find that you are not prepared when you arrive at the office and then it will take longer to obtain your card. If you have not paid your application fee before going to the office, you will not be permitted to apply.
The fee for applying for an ID card is SEK 400. You have to pay in good time to ensure that we receive your fee before you come to the Skatteverket office. Remember that it takes at least one working day for your payment to arrive. Keep the receipt for your payment as you will have to show it when you go the office.
Pay your fee into either of the following accounts:
If you pay via the Internet: remember to quote your personal identity number in the field for messages/other information. Print out confirmation of the payment, as you will have to show it when you go to the office.
When paying from abroad, use the following codes:
Your ID card must meet the security requirements that apply to ID documents in Sweden. This means that you must confirm your identity to obtain your card.
When you visit the Tax Agency office you must be able to provide evidence of who you are, usually by showing an approved ID document. If you do not have an approved ID document but you have a valid Swedish resident permit, then you can allow the Tax Agency to compare the information you have given in your application with the information registered at Migrationsverket (the Swedish Migration Board). Another alternative is to take someone with you when you apply. That person (an attestor) must be prepared to certify in writing the information contained in your application and must be able to prove his or her identity by showing an approved ID document.
To be eligible to apply for an ID card, you must be registered as living in Sweden. This means in turn that you must have a personal identify number.
We check your registration details in our systems when you come to the office. This means that you do not need to bring a civil registration certificate with you.
To be apply for an ID card, you must be at least 13 years of age.
If you are less than 18 years of age, you must have your parent/guardian´s consent to apply for an ID card. If you have two parents/guardians, you must have the permission of both. At least one parent/guardian must accompany you on your visit to the Skatteverket office.
Your parent/guardian must give his/her permission by completing and signing form SKV 1502. If you have two parents/guardians, remember that one of them must sign the form in advance if both cannot accompany you to the office when you apply.
Your payment is for Skatteverket to examine your application. As a result, your fee will not be refunded if your application is rejected.
The following ID documents are approved as a means of proving your identity:
In addition, a so-called valid EU passport issued on or after 1 September 2006 will be accepted as document proving your identity. An EU passport falls within the scope of EC Council Regulation 2252/2004. This means that it fulfils the requirement of a reasonable standard of security.
Beginning 1 October 2010, anyone who has a permit to reside in Sweden but cannot prove their identity with approved ID documentation can allow the Tax Agency to compare the information in their application with the corresponding information at the Migration Board. The information the Tax Agency will compare is the name, height, photo, signature, travel documents, and proof of residence permit. It is therefore important to bring both your passport with you and your proof of residence permit. If you wish to prove your identity this way, you must state this when applying.
An approved attestor must:
Any of the following people may act as your attestor:
The person who under the Swedish Cohabitation Act is considered your cohabitant will also be accepted as your attestor. For you and your attestor to be considered as cohabitants, all of the following conditions must be satisfied:
Finally, any of the following persons may act as an attestor if he or she can present a decision or certificate showing the relationship you have with each other:
If you are unsure about whether you fulfil all of the requirements, you may still submit an application. The Tax Agency will make a balanced assessment of the information provided in your application; for example, a relationship that has been terminated, a foreign passportor or a decision on residence permit from Migrationsverket (the Swedish Migration Board). We will, if necessary verify the information with other authorities or ask you to provide additional information that can be used to verify your identity.
This payment is the fee that the Tax Agency charges to consider your application. That means that you will not receive a refund if the Tax Agency decides to refuse your application.
Visit one of the offices that issues ID cards. Take the following items with you to the office:
Do not take a photograph with you. You will be photographed at the office.
Normally, it will take around two weeks for your card to be produced. If anything in your application needs further investigation, if may at present take up to a few months for you to receive your card.
When the card is ready, you will receive a letter from Skatteverket. This will tell you that five days later you will be able to collect your card from the office where you applied for it. Keep the letter and take it with you when you got to collect your card. You must collect the card in person, because you will have to sign a confirmation that you have taken possession of the card and have been acquainted with the terms and conditions of the e-identification that the card contains.
Collect the card within two months of receiving the letter. Contact the office where you applied for the card if you cannot collect it within two months.
Remember to notify Skatteverket without fail if you move to another address.
What the letter from Skatteverket will look like:
When your card is ready, you will also receive a letter from Telia containing the PIN code for your e-identification. Never keep your PIN code with your ID card.
The card will be valid for five years (unless a freeze is put on it before then if, for example, it is stolen).
You may apply for an ID card at the following offices:
In certain particular situations, it is no problem to contact us to make an appointment with an official, who will be able to inform you about ID cards during an in-person meeting or by telephone. This may be necessary, for example, if:
Complete this form if you would like an in-person contact with us. You will be contacted by an official by telephone or e-mail.
If you lose your card, you must immediately call Tel. 020-32 32 62 to have a freeze put on the card in order to prevent anyone else from using it. If your card is stolen, you must also inform the police.
If your card comes apart, contact Skatteverket. Write a letter to Skatteverket, Id-kortssektionen, 106 61 Stockholm. In your letter, explain how your card came apart and how you kept it during the time it was in your possession. You cannot put a freeze on the card.
If you work for a bank and wonder if a freeze has been put on an ID card, you can call Tel. 08‑530 835 13, to check via information on the card whether it is valid or not.