Extracts to be used abroad
The extract is for those who intend to take up residence, obtain permission to enter or engage in employment in another country and need to show an extract from the criminal records registry in connection with this.
Incorrect police record extracts
Between the 8th of February 2017 and the 30th of March 2021, a number of extracts from the criminal records meant to be used abroad have not presented all information which should be presented. In total, around 70 out of around 100 000 extracts sent during this period have been incorrect.
The Swedish Police Authority has corrected the issue and will urgently inform the persons concerned. If you are not contacted by the Swedish Police Authority shortly, your extract is correct and you do not need to take any measures.
In regards to this issue, the production of extracts to be used abroad was stopped on the 30th of March 2021. The issue is now resolved and the production of extracts has been resumed.
If you have questions, please contact us by phone at +46 (0)10-56 33 501 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request a police record extract:
1. Fill in 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)
- It is only possible to request a police record extract about yourself. Power of attorney for another person does not apply.
- If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number (or a coordination number), you will need to state your date of birth (year, month and day) and your full name (all given names and surnames) on the application.
- If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number/coordination number, you will need to attach a copy of your passport or birth certificate. Fill in the application and sign it personally.
Fill in the application clearly and sign it personally
Keep in mind that a properly prepared and completely filled in application that is personally signed with a pen facilitates your obtaining a police record extract faster.
2. Send in the form
Scan or photograph the signed form and then send the form by e-mail or post to the police.
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3. You receive a payment slip
The extract costs SEK 225 plus shipping. Information about shipment fees is included on the application form. When your application has been registered, we will send a payment slip to the e-mail address or postal address you provided on the application.
4. You will receive a criminal records registry extract
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. We cannot prioritize a certain application.
The following applies for the extract
The extract for foreign purposes costs SEK 225 plus shipment.
The duration of validity for the registry extract varies from country to country. Contact the person or authority you are going to present the extract to about the period of validity in your particular case.
The extract received will always be issued in five different languages (Swedish, English, German, French and Spanish) irrespective of whether you use the Swedish or English form. Any notation of criminal record is only shown in Swedish. If you need the notation of criminal record translated to a language other than Swedish, you will need to arrange for obtaining the translation yourself.
Multilingual standard form – Translation Aid to criminal record for foreign purpose
If you are a Swedish citizen you 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 aid 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.
Citizen of another EU country
If you are a citizen of another country in the European Union, the police will retrieve information from that country.
This is shown in the police record extract
The extract shows all offences where the sentence (punishment) has been anything else than a monetary fine (penningböter).
These violations of law will be shown if you have been ordered to pay a structured fine (dagsböter, income based fine) as a penalty:
- assault, Unlawful coercion, Unlawful threats
- theft, robbery and other offences
- fraud offences
- crimes against governmental activities (such as assaulting a civil servant, threats against a civil servant)
These violations of law will be shown if you have been ordered to pay a monetary fine (penningböter) as a penalty:
- sex offence
- drug offence/trafficking
- offences prohibiting certain doping substances
- weapons offences