Thu. Jun 13th, 2024
Driving License

How to get driving license Sweden?

In Sweden, you can apply for a driving license when you turn 18 years old. The process is fairly simple and straightforward, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Here’s what you need to do to ta körkort Sverige!

  • Schedule an appointment with your local Swedish Transport Agency (STA). You will need to bring your passport or national ID card, as well as two photos of yourself. One photo must be taken against a light background (preferably white), and the other must be taken against a dark background (preferably black).
  • Fill out the application form at the STA office. Be sure to include all relevant information, such as your name, address, date of birth, etc.
  • Pay the fee for the driving license itself and for the theory test that you will need to take later on down the road – this currently stands at around 1200 SEK (approximately 130 USD/115 EUR). Once again, make sure that you have all required documentation with you when paying this fee!
  • Take and pass the theory test. This will cover topics such as Swedish traffic laws, road signs, etc. The STA can provide you with study materials to help you prepare for this test.
  • Schedule a time for your practical driving test at an authorized testing centre. You will need to bring your own car (or rent one from the testing centre), as well as your valid insurance papers and registration documents.
  • Finally, take and pass the practical driving test! Once you have done so, you will be issued with a Swedish driving license which is valid for life – there is no need to renew it every few years like in some other countries.

And that’s it! Following these steps should see you getting your Swedish driving license in no time. Just remember to study for the theory test and be prepared for the practical, and you’ll do fine!

What questions are asked in the theory test?

The theory test for a Swedish driving license is made up of two parts; the first part is a multiple-choice question section, and the second part is an essay section. In total, there are 50 questions on the test, with 40 coming from the multiple-choice portion and 10 from the essay section. 

For those taking the test in Swedish, there are four different versions of multiple-choice questions to choose from, while those taking the test in English will have one version of these questions. Road signs, alcohol and drugs, speed limits, right-of-way rules, pedestrians crossing the road, and environmentally friendly driving are among the topics covered in the question section. 

Some possible questions could be about why it’s that the driver shouldn’t drive too close to the car in front of them. To pass the theory test, a score of at least 25 out of 40 is required on the multiple-choice questions and 4 out of 10 on the essay section!

How to get a new Portuguese driving license?

If you’re moving to Portugal, or if you’ve just turned 18 and are a resident of the country, then you’ll need to get a Carta de condução Portuguesa. Here’s everything you need to know about how to go about getting one.

The first thing you need to do is take a written exam at your local motor vehicle office (Junta de Trânsito). This will test your knowledge of traffic laws and signs. Once you pass this exam, you’ll be issued a learner’s permit (carta de condução provisória), which allows you to practice driving with someone who already has a full license.

Next, it’s time for the practical examination. You’ll have an hour-long session where an examiner will assess your skills behind the wheel. If they deem that you’re ready, then congratulations -you can now officially call yourself a licensed driver in Portugal!If you don’t pass the practical exam on your first try, don’t worry. You can take it again after a minimum of 15 days have passed. Just remember to keep studying and practicing so that you’ll be ready for success next time around. 

Note:Now that you have your Portuguese driving license, it’s important to keep up with the renewals and updates. Every 5 years, you’ll need to take a new written exam in order to keep your license valid. And every 10 years, you must retake the practical examination as well. So make sure to mark these dates down in your calendar – it’s essential for keeping legal on Portugal’s roads!

What are the specific documents required?

If you’re moving to Portugal and want to drive, you’ll need to get a Portuguese driving licence. Here’s what you need to do.

  • Get an application form from a motor vehicle registry office (Conservatória de Registo Automóvel). You can also download the form from the website of Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes Terrestres (IMTT).
  • Fill in the form with your personal details including name, address, date of birth etc. as well as information about your current driving licence such as when it was issued and by which authority. If your licence is not in English or Portuguese, then you will also need to provide an official translation.
  • Include two recent passport-sized photographs with your application form along with any other required documents such as proof of identity (e.g. valid passport), residency permit if applicable, and payment for the fee which is currently €35 euros. Make sure that everything is correctly filled out and signed before submission otherwise it will be rejected and sent back to you resulting in unnecessary delays!
  • Once submitted, IMTT will assess your application and supporting documents before issuing a new Portuguese driving licence within 30 days providing everything is in order. The new license will have the same categories/classes as your previous one but may differ slightly in format so make sure familiarise yourself with it before hitting Portugal’s roads!