Yes, it has. The document and register investigation is now performed by a special group within the Swedish Transport Agency. This investigation was previously conducted by the Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company, the Swedish Machinery Testing Institute and the Swedish Customs Service. In contrast to previously, the methods of conducting the checks have changed and now also include an examination of authenticity and searches against several records:
- We conduct searches against several different national and international records for wanted/missing vehicles and documents, to which the Swedish Transport Agency has access. (The Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company and the Swedish Customs Service do not have access to such records)
- We conduct searches via EUCARIS (European Car and Driving License Information System) with the participating countries' road traffic registers. (The Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company and the Swedish Customs Service do not have access to this system)
- We contact vehicle registration authorities in other countries, if there are doubts in conjunction with our investigations. (The Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Company is not a government agency and for this reason cannot make these types of contacts)
- We contact other Swedish authorities, for example the Swedish
Tax Agency and the Swedish police, if we discover any
These checks mean that it is more difficult to bring stolen vehicles into Sweden as well as those with false origin.