Type approval

Type approval may be granted for whole vehicles, for a component, system or separate technical unit included in the vehicle.

What is a type approval?

A type approval proves that a vehicle or a component type meets the applicable technical requirements. In Sweden, the Swedish Transport Agency is the approval authority. An international type approval granted by one EU Member state is recognized by EU Member States.

Learn more about type approvals

How to apply - the type approval process

In order to make the assessment of a type approval a smooth and time-efficient process, it is important that the application and its attachments are correct the first time.

How to apply and how the process works

Application form

If you're already familiar with the process and the requirements that needs to be fulfilled, you can download our application form below.

Application for type approval number.

The application shall be submitted to vag@transportstyrelsen.se. In return you will receive an autogenerated notification. If this notification is not received, please contact us.

Remember to submit only one application per e-mail. It facilitates our handling and allows us to process your case faster.

Conformity of Production

If you receive a type approval your produced product must continue to conform with the approved type. We or a designated technical service (category C) will carry out a revision (Conformity of Production) to verify that you are able to manufacture your product in accordance with the type approved product.

After a revision, we issue a CoP-clearance with an expiry date. Before we issue a CoP-clearnace we need documentation of the revision and invoice information.

Application form for Invoice information for Conformity of Production

Before the CoP-clearance expires, a new CoP-revision needs to be conducted. This requirements is applicable for all type approvals, both EU and UNECE-regulations.

Fees for EU type approval activities

Increased fees

Valid from 01 January 2024 the Swedish Transport Agency raises its fees. Please see link for more information.

Fees for EU type approval activities.

In accordance with regulation (EU) 2018/858, the Member States may charge fees for type approval activities and for designation and monitoring of technical services.

Read more about fees and charges. 

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