Licence to practise

Working within healthcare is regulated through legislation and requires a license to practice in Sweden. You can apply for a license at The Swedish National board of Health and Welfare,digitally or by post.

You will need:

  • Certified copy of valid passport
  • Certified copy of diploma or certificate showing your language skills
  • An account statement that shows you paid the application fee (700 SEK)
  • Copy and translation of your diploma
  • Document showing name change (if relevant)
  • Certificate of Good Standing or Certificate of Current Professional Status

You can at the same time apply for permission to use the title of specialized nurse. In addition to the other documents you submit:

  • A certificate if your specialist training
  • A certificate showing your level of education
  • A document that describe the courses you completed