Step 5 - Make an appointment for a registration inspection and technical identity verification

When the verification of origin has been approved, you can make an appointment for a registration inspection and technical identity verification with a vehicle inspection company.

You might need to take further documents with you 

The documents that you have sent to the Swedish Transport Agency in connection with the verification of origin, is available at the registration inspection via computer link. Beyond this, you might be asked to produce one or several of the documents listed below at the inspection. Please contact a vehicle inspection company to find out what will be required in your case.

  • Details of the vehicle's technical data. You will get these details in a document from the manufacturer, general agent or via some other document from the previous country of registration.
  • A 'Certificate of Conformity' (CoC), that is, the vehicle's whole vehicle type approval, or a certificate showing that the vehicle complies with all of the special directives. A whole vehicle type approval is normally taken by the registration authority in the country where the vehicle was first registered, and for this reason used vehicles do not have this kind of document. However, if you have this kind of document for your vehicle, you should take it with you to the vehicle inspection company.

    You should get these documents from the manufacturer, general agent or in some cases the seller.
  • Weighbridge note. The vehicle inspection company sometimes issue a weighbridge note in connection with the registration inspection. Contact them for more information.
  • The vehicle's instruction manual. You should get the instruction manual from the seller.
  • Vehicle inspection report from a previous roadworthiness test. In certain cases you will be able to include a roadworthiness test carried out in an EU-/EEA-country.

A registration inspection is conducted as follows

The vehicle undergoes a technical inspection, is checked from the perspective of environmental and traffic safety, and a decision is made regarding the vehicle details to be registered.

Many different technical requirements are imposed on a vehicle at the registration inspection, among other things on brakes, exhaust emissions and anti-collision safety. The aim is to adapt the vehicle to conditions in Sweden. A vehicle with an EC type approval meets all of the technical and environmental requirements imposed by the applicable EC directive. This means that the vehicle can be approved in Sweden without any requirement for further documentation concerning the vehicle's technical status.

If the vehicle does not meet the EC whole vehicle type approval, but has previously been registered in another EU country and this can be verified by the registration certificate, the vehicle is regarded as satisfying the technical requirements to enable it to be registered in Sweden, subject to the precondition that the vehicle (this applies to passenger cars, light lorries and buses under 3 500 kg and motorbikes) is of a standard design for the series.

The provisions of the above paragraph do not apply to vehicles that are

  • designed for left-hand traffic
  • equipped with speedometers with British standards
  • manufactured in small series.

Contact a vehicle inspection company to find out more about the provisions that apply to your vehicle.

Exhaust emissions

Vehicle emissions must be approved in Sweden if the vehicle is to be used in traffic. This applies to passenger cars, lorries and buses with a total weight of no more than 3 500 kg and to diesel lorries and buses with a total weight of over 3 500 kg.

Exemptions for the following import categories: relocation goods, inherited goods, 'own use' and diplomat

In certain cases, exemptions may be allowed from the requirements relating to technical equipment and exhaust emissions. The import categories relocation goods, inherited goods, own use and diplomat all gives some exemptions from the demands put on your vehicle at the registration inspection.

If your vehicle is EC type approved, or of model year 1968 or older, these exemptions are not necessary. Please contact a vehicle inspection company to make sure if your vehicle will need exemptions or not.