The police may confiscate your driving licence out on the road if they suspect you of a traffic violation (such as speeding or drunk driving). The traffic police may, depending on the circumstances, allow you to keep driving for 48 hours after the confiscation of your driving licence.
After confiscating your driving licence, the police will send it to the Swedish Transport Agency, where they decide whether or not to revoke it. The Swedish Transport Agency will afford you an opportunity to tell your side of the story. You will also be asked how important it is to you to have a driving licence.
The Swedish Transport Agency may decide to revoke a driving licence in the following situations:
If you lose your driving licence, you shall report the loss to the Swedish Transport Agency. After receiving such a report, the Swedish Transport Agency sends you a form to fill in. You are allowed to drive before your new driving licence arrives, just make sure to bring ID.
Your driving licence shall be renewed every 10 years. The Swedish Transport Agency sends you a “driving licence renewal document” in good time.
The licence shall also be renewed if any information changes, such as a new licence category or name change. You will automatically be sent a renewal form if the change has been registered with a government authority (for example after marriage).
Last updated 2019-06-13.