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Driving licence recognition and validity – Sweden

Driving licence validity in Sweden

Driving licences are valid for 10 years.

If you hold a driving licence for life (i.e. one that remains administratively valid for an unlimited period) that was issued by another EU country, will not have to renew the licence after changing your usual place of residence.

Non-EU driving licences - exchange & recognition

You must exchange your non-EU driving licence within one year of moving.

To exchange your non-EU driving licence:

  1. go to the Swedish Transport Agency,
  2. hand in the original foreign driving licence including a document proving its validity.

If you have previously exchanged a non-EU driving licence for an EU licence in another EU country, you can use it in Sweden.

Find out more about driving licences in Sweden at the driving licence portal.

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