Police Record Extracts

As a private individual you have the right to personally request extracts pertaining to yourself from the criminal records and records of suspected offenders.

According to the law, the Swedish National Police Authority is responsible for the criminal records and records of suspected offenders. These records contain information on individuals who have been penalized for crime and who are under reasonable suspicion for crime.

As a private individual you have the right to personally request an extract pertaining to yourself. Power of attorney for another person does not apply.
Processing time is normally around two weeks. It may take longer if there are many requests for excerpts and if the form is incomplete or unclearly filled out.

Address for submitting request forms for record excerpts:
E-mail: registerutdrag@polisen.se (only for submission of forms)
Telephone hours: Monday to Friday 09.00 – 14.30
Telephone: +46 (0)10-56 33 502
Fax: +46 (0)10-56 35 333
E-mail: mrbr@polisen.se Note! Questions are answered at this address.

If your questions relate to excerpts for foreign purposes:
Telephone hours: Monday to Friday 09.00 – 14.30
Telephone: +46 (0)10-56 33 501
Fax: +46 (0)10-56 35 334
E-mail: utlandsutdrag@polisen.se

Fees

  Fee/
extract
First class 
Registered mail Express mail
Sweden SEK180 SEK 5 SEK 46

Unavailable in Sweden

Europe SEK 180 SEK 10 SEK 87 SEK 218

North America/
Middle East

SEK 180 SEK 10 SEK 87 SEK 273
Other countries SEK 180 SEK 10 SEK 87 SEK 330

From 01/12/2016 it is not possible to choose delivery Express mail within Sweden. If you have chosen this option the invoice will be sent for First class mail instead.

Request for an extract from the criminal records

Pursuant to Section 9 paragraph 2 of Swedish law (1998:620) on criminal records in order to assert rights in a foreign country or to gain permit to enter, settle or work there.

Request for an extract from the criminal records

Information given in the extract

Under Section 9, second paragraph, point 1 of the Swedish Criminal Records Act (1998:620), individuals who need a register extract about themselves are entitled to receive a limited extract from the register to enable them to exercise their rights in a foreign country or to obtain permission to enter, take up residence or work there. What the extract for international purposes has to contain is set out in Section 22, first and second paragraphs of the Register of Suspected Persons Ordinance (1999:1134) and is specified below.

1. The extract has to contain information about all judgments, orders or summary penalty orders in which penalties other than fines has been imposed.

2. The extract has to contain information about judgments, orders or summary penalty orders in which day fines have been imposed for offences under

  • Chapter 3, Section 5 of the Swedish Criminal Code on assault and assault, a minor offence
  • Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Swedish Criminal Code on unlawful coercion and gross unlawful coercion
  • Chapter 4, Section 5 of the Swedish Criminal Code on making an unlawful threat and making a gross unlawful threat
  • Chapter 8 of the Swedish Criminal Code on theft, robbery and other appropriative offences
  • Chapter 9 of the Swedish Criminal Code on fraud and other dishonesty
  • Chapter 14 of the Swedish Criminal Code on falsification offences
  • Chapter 17, Section 1 of the Swedish Criminal Code on violence or threat against a public official and gross violence or threat against a public official
  • Chapter 17, Section 2 of the Swedish Criminal Code on abuse of a public official or gross abuse of a public official
  • Chapter 17, Section 4 of the Swedish Criminal Code on violent resistance
  • the Act on Penalties for Money Laundering Offences (2014:307).

3. The extract also has to contain information about judgments, orders or summary penalty orders in which fines (day fines, monetary fines or standardised fines) have been imposed for offences under

  • Chapter 6, Section 8 of the Swedish Criminal Code on exploitation of a child for sexual posing and gross exploitation of a child for sexual posing
  • Chapter 6, Section 10 of the Swedish Criminal Code on sexual molestation
  • Chapter 16, Section 11 of the Swedish Criminal Code on illicit exhibition of a pornographic image
  • the Penal Law on Narcotics (1968:64)
  • the Act Prohibiting Certain Doping Substances (1991:1969)
  • the Firearms Act (1996: 67)
  • the Firearms Ordinance (1996: 70)
  • older firearms legislation.

If the sanction also relates to an offence other than those specified in points 2 and 3 above, information about that offence also has to be disclosed. 

Multilingual standard form – Translation Aid to criminal record for foreign purpose

You who are a Swedish citizen can apply for a translation aid attached to your extract from the criminal record for foreign purposes. The purpose of the multilingual standard form is that it should facilitate the translation of the document to which it is attached. The form shall not be circulated as an autonomous document between Member States. These forms may only be used within the EU.

The translation support is designed bilingually, where the first heading is in Swedish, the next heading is translated into the language spoken in the EU country where the form is to be used.

The multilingual standard form can only be issued in the absence of notes in the criminal record.

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