Renewal of Swedish Driver License

If you are permanently residing abroad and want to renew your Swedish driver license, new rules were introduced on December 1, 2010.

- A permanent resident of a member country of the European Economic Area (EEA*) may no longer renew a Swedish driver license in Sweden, but must instead replace it with a license issued by the proper authorities in the EEA member country of residence.

- A permanent resident of a country which is not a member of the EEA, such as the United States, may still renew a driver license in Sweden. The application, which includes certification of such permanent residence, must be submitted to the Swedish Transport Agency.

> A new propsal may come into effect on May 1, 2017, that will change regulations for permanent residents of non-EEA countries. Read more here!

- A person who is temporarily in a EEA member country may still renew a Swedish driver's license, and can request to pick up the license at a Swedish embassy or consulate.

Your Swedish driver license must be renewed every ten years. You must also replace your driver license if it has been damaged, lost, or if personal information on it has changed.

The application form used to renew a Swedish driver license is available from the Consulate General of Sweden in New York. The form cannot be downloaded. If you reside within our consular district (NY, NJ, CT, PA, MA, PA, VT, RI, ME, NH), you may send an email to generalkonsulat.new-york@gov.se and request that we send you an application by postal mail. Be sure to include your complete postal mailing address!

You must complete the application yourself and submit it along with photos to the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen).

When your new driver license has been issued, you may pick it up at the consular location you've indicated in your application. In order to pick up a driver license at the Consulate General in New York, you must first schedule an appointment. Building security requires all visitors to have schedule appointments. 

> Book appointment to pick up driver license

The fee for a new driver license is $50 and is payable at pick-up in New York or at any other Swedish consular location in the U.S. Accepted payment methods are credit/debit card and cash (Visa or Mastercard). Personal checks are not accepted. 

If the license has already been paid for in Sweden, a $20 processing fee is due at pick-up in New York or at any other consular location in the U.S.

*EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

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