Take out road traffic insurance for temporary registration with a
Swedish insurance company if you are applying for temporary
registration in conjunction with verification of origin.
You will receive a traffic insurance certificate from your
insurance company. Send it to us together with your application for
verification of origin. This is a special certificate which
states the insurance company's company code, the name of the
policyholder and basic information about the insured vehicle. The
certificate is usually valid for 30 or 90 days.
Do you need to apply for temporary
If the vehicle has valid foreign registration and valid foreign
traffic insurance, you may drive it for no longer than one week
from when the vehicle was brought into Sweden. You will require
temporary registration if you want to be able to drive the vehicle
after the first week.
The only exception is when you are going to a vehicle inspection
facility for the registration inspection. You are then allowed to
drive your vehicle the shortest possible route to and from the
inspection facility that day, but only if you have a written proof
that you have an appointment for a registration inspection. You
also have to have a valid traffic insurance for your vehicle. You
can get a written proof from the vehicle inspection facility you
are going to visit.
When you apply for a verification of origin, you should
state if you intend to apply for temporary registration. The
decision of whether to assign temporary registration for your
vehicle or not, is taken first after the verification of origin is
The Swedish Transport Agency will grant either unrestricted or
restricted use in connection with the temporary registration of
Please note! If your vehicle is imported from a
country outside of EU/EEA, the temporary
registration will always be restricted. This means that you only
are allowed to drive your vehicle the shortest possible route:
- from a port, railway station, customs, workshop or similar to a
place or facility where your vehicle can be kept until it is time
for the registration inspection
- to and from the registration inspection.