Extract for use abroad
This extract is for those seeking to enter, reside or work in a foreign country and who are required to show an extract from the criminal record to that end. The extract also applies to those adopting children abroad.
Record extract e-service
To use the e-service, you need an e-mail address that you are willing to provide.
Do not use the e-service if you have a protected identity.
Delays to several countries
Due to the world situation, stoppages and delays affect postal shipments to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. For more information, please contact PostNord.
If you are unable to use the e-service, please use one of the forms.
Processing requests may require up to two weeks from the date we receive a completed application and payment to sending the extract. Processing times may vary with demand. We cannot prioritise or accelerate any particular request.
1. Complete the form
Request for extract from the criminal records registry for purposes in another country - form to fill in digitally and then print out
Request for extract from the criminal records registry for purposes in another country - form to print in and then fill out by hand
Note the following:
- You may only request a record extract concerning yourself. A power of attorney for another person is not valid.
- Send a copy of your passport or ID card.
Complete the application form clearly and sign it
Please note that forms completed digitally must nevertheless be printed out and signed with pen. We do not accept digital signatures.
Keep in mind that a complete application, properly signed by hand, with pen, will help you receive an extract more quickly.
2. Send in the form
Scan or take a photo of the signed form and send it by e-mail or post to the police. Forms sent by e-mail will receive an auto-reply confirming receipt by the police of your e-mail.
Polismyndigheten/The Swedish Police Authority, Utlandsutdrag
981 27 Kiruna
3. Receive a record extract
The extract for use abroad costs SEK 225. Postage costs also apply. Once we have received your payment, we will send you the police record extract within one week.
The processing time may vary, depending on how many people request extracts at a given time. If you are a citizen of another country in the European Union or the United Kingdom, the police retrieve information from that country. This means the processing time may be slightly longer.
We cannot prioritize a certain application.
When citizens of another EU country or the United Kingdom apply for an extract from the register, the request is automatically forwarded to the country in question in accordance with Article 22c. "If an individual requesting information about himself or herself in the criminal records register under Section 9 of the Criminal Records Act (1998:620) is a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, the Police Authority shall also obtain information about him or her from the criminal records of that State." Regulation (1999:1134) in Swedish on the Riksdagen website.
That country has 4 to 21 working days (not counting the respective country's public holidays) to respond to the request, which can result in a process that takes several weeks. We have no influence on the country's processing time, but you can facilitate the process yourself and thus obtain the extract more quickly by providing all information requested on the form.
The following applies for the extract
The extract for use abroad costs SEK 225. Postage costs also apply.
The period of validity of the extract varies from country to country. The government or other body requesting the extract should provide information regarding the period of validity in your case.
The extract is always provided in five different languages (Swedish, English, German, French and Spanish), irrespective of whether you use the Swedish- or English-language form. Any crimes (judgments) are not translated and are only displayed in Swedish. Those requiring the crimes in a language other than Swedish must arrange for translation.
Multilingual standard form - translation aid for foreign extracts
Swedish citizens can apply for a translation aid attached to your extract for use abroad. This is intended to facilitate translation of the document and cannot be used as a stand-alone document. The form may only be used within the EU.
The multilingual standard form may only be issued if there are no entries (charges) in the criminal record.
There is a charge of SEK 225 for providing translation aid.
This is shown in the police record extract
The extract shows all offences with a sentence other than a fine.
The following offences are shown when sentenced to day fines:
- assault, unlawful coercion, unlawful threat
- theft, robbery and other unlawful appropriation
- falsification offences
- crimes against public activity (e.g., violence/threat against a public servant)
The following offences are shown when sentenced to a fine:
- sexual offences
- drug offences
- offences concerning the prohibition of certain doping substances
- weapons offences