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ID card application conditions

To apply for an ID card, you must be registered as living in Sweden, be over the age of 13 and be able to demonstrate who you are (prove your identity). If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from your legal guardian(s). The application fee is SEK 400. The fee has to be paid before you apply for an ID card.

You can also apply for the card, even if you or your attestor have a protected identity. If this is the case, contact your case officer before you apply.

You cannot use the Tax Agency ID card instead of a passport when you travel overseas. The Tax Agency ID card is only valid in Sweden. Contact the Swedish Police if you want to apply for a national ID card.

Not all Tax Agency offices issue ID cards

You must visit one of our offices in person to be able to apply for an ID card. Remember that there are only certain offices that issue ID cards.

Checklist for the ID card application

Before visiting one of our offices to apply for an ID card, you must:

be registered as living in Sweden

be aged 13 or over

have paid the application fee of SEK 400 and be able to present a receipt or a bank statement proving that you have paid

be able to demonstrate who you are (prove your identity). Bring with you an approved identification document (e.g. passport) or valid residence permit

have the permission of your legal guardian(s) if you are under the age of 18.

You must be registered as living in Sweden

To apply for an ID card you must have a Swedish personal identity number, meaning you must be on the Swedish Population Register. Therefore if you have a co-ordination number, you cannot apply for a Tax Agency ID card.

You do not need a civil registration certificate to apply. When you visit one of our offices that issues ID cards we check your population registration details in our system.

You must be aged 13 or over

To apply for an ID card, you must be at least 13 years old. If you are under 18, your legal guardian(s) must give their permission for you to apply for an ID card.

You will need a receipt of payment for the application fee

When you visit the Tax Agency office to apply for an ID card, you must be able to provide a receipt showing that you have paid the application fee of SEK 400. If you pay online, you can print out the payment confirmation and take it with you.

Pay in good time

Make sure you pay in good time so that we receive the payment before you visit us. Be aware that it will take at least one banking day for the payment to be received. Remember to write your personal identity number in the message or information field.

Paying for someone else

If you are paying for someone else, you must state their personal identity number in the message or information field.

How to pay the application fee

Pay the application fee to bankgiro 389-0100.

If you are paying from an overseas bank account, use the following codes:

  1. IBAN (International Bank Account Number): SE30 9500 0099 6034 0504 0621
  2. Swift/BIC: NDEASESS

Do not forget to state your personal identity number in in the OCR or message field if you pay via internet banking. If you use a paying-in form or if the payment is made at a kiosk or similar place that offers giro payment, you must state your personal identity number when paying.

The application fee cannot be refunded

The fee is paid so the Tax Agency can assess your application. This means that you will not be refunded if your application is refused.

You must be able to demonstrate who you are

To apply for an ID card, you must be able to demonstrate who you are, i.e. prove your identity. To do this, you must have one of the following with you when you visit the Tax Agency offices:

  • An approved ID document.
  • A valid Swedish residence permit, so we can compare your personal details with the ones you have registered with the Swedish Migration Agency.
  • A person who can certify your application details in writing. This person is called an “attestor”. The attestor must also be able to identify themselves with an approved ID document.

You must have the permission of your legal guardian(s)

If you are under 18, your guardian must give permission for you to apply for an ID card. This is done by filling out and signing form SKV 1502.

The form must be signed by all guardians but only one needs to visit the Tax Agency offices.

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