Vaccination certificates for Swedish residents who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in third countries

Swedish residents who have been vaccinated in third countries (countries outside the EU/EEA) can receive a vaccination certificate from 1 February.

Exterior from the service office in Liljeholmen
The National Government Service Centre (Statens servicenter) assists people who have been vaccinated in third countries, to apply for a vaccination certificate. Pictured is the exterior of the service office in Liljeholmen in Stockholm. Photo: Erik Simander/TT

People who now may obtain a Swedish vaccination certificate are those who:

  • have a registered home address in Sweden and
  • have a digital mailbox

The individual must have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that is approved within the EU or with a vaccine that is on the WHO's list of emergency approved vaccines.

The individual must have received the last vaccination dose in a series, in a third country. Third countries are countries outside the EU/EEA as well as countries where it has not been possible to obtain a vaccination certificate, even though the country is connected to the EU's digital COVID certificate system.

Vaccination certificates are issued on behalf of the individual, who must be able to present identity documents and original documents about vaccinations received.

The individual must be 16 years or older.

Assistance for the application is provided at six service offices in four locations - Stockholm is first

The National Government Service Centre (Statens servicecenter) checks the documentation for vaccinations performed in third countries.

During the first phase, the opportunity to apply for a vaccination certificate is offered to individuals who may visit six service offices in four locations;

  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg
  • Malmö
  • Luleå

The two offices in Stockholm offer this service from Tuesday 1 February.

The other offices open for this service on Tuesday 1 March. In addition to the existing office in Malmö, there will be a new office in Malmö, opening in April.

The following offices will be able to receive requests for vaccination certificates from persons who are eligible under the above requirements.

Stockholm

Service office, Stockholm Odenplan
Odengatan 54, Stockholm
Here you will find opening hours and more information

Service office, Liljeholmen
Liljeholmsvägen 22, Stockholm
Here you will find opening hours and more information

Gothenburg

Service office, Järntorget
Första Långgatan 1, Gothenburg
Here you will find opening hours and more information

Malmö

Service office, Malmö City
Kattsundsgatan 7, Malmö
Here you will find opening hours and more information

Service office, Malmö Värnhem
Shopping center Entrance, Fredsgatan 21, Malmö
This office will open in April 2022

Luleå

Service office, Luleå
Strand Galleria, Storgatan 33, Luleå
Here you will find opening hours and more information 

How to apply

If you meet the requirements mentioned above and want to apply for a vaccination certificate, visit one of the service offices above. Please, pay attention to the date from which the service will be available.

You need to bring valid ID documents and original documents about your received vaccinations against COVID-19.

The National Government Service Centre verifies your identity and checks the documentation for your vaccinations.

The National Government Service Centre then forwards the application to the Swedish eHealth Agency, which after further inspection issues the vaccination certificate and sends it to your digital mailbox.

Valid identity documents

Accepted identity documents:

  • ID card issued by the Swedish Tax Agency
  • Swedish passport with burgundy cover
  • Swedish national ID card
  • Swedish driving license
  • Swedish SIS-marked ID card issued by, for example, a bank, company, government agency or Svensk Kassaservice
  • Swedish service card (without SIS mark) issued by a government agency.

Digital mailboxes

Don’t you have a digital mailbox? Read about how to get one via the link below:

Digital mail for you as a private person

Frequently asked questions

Here you find answers to frequently asked questions about vaccination certificates to you who have been vaccinated in a third country.