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.

You must:

  • have a registered home address in Sweden and
  • have a digital mailbox for letters from Swedish public authorities

You 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.

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

You must be able to present identity documents and original documents about the vaccinations you received abroad.

If you are 16 years or older, you can apply for a vaccination certificate.

Parents and legal guardians can request a vaccination certificate for their children under the age of 18. The vaccination certificate will be mailed to your home address as recorded in the Swedish population register.

Vaccinations taken outside of EU/EEA are not registered in the Swedish National Vaccination Register

You apply for vaccination certificates at the National Government Service Center

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

To apply for a vaccination certificate, if you are vaccinated in a third country, you visit one of the offices below:

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

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. This also applies to doses taken in Sweden.

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 decides if the vaccination certificate can be issued. The vaccination certificate is then sent 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

Answers to frequently asked questions

I got my first two doses in third countries, but I got my third dose in Sweden - what should I do?

You can get a Swedish vaccination certificate, for example by logging in with e-identification at www.covidbevis.se. For this to be possible, your third vaccination dose needs to be documented with the correct dose number in the National Vaccination Register. When taking the third dose, please bring the documentation about previous vaccine doses that you have received abroad. Make sure that the healthcare provider understands that it is your third dose, so that the reporting in Sweden is correct.

Can I send my documents by mail to one of the service offices and get a vaccination certificate?

No, you need to visit one of the service offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö or Luleå in person. Please see the list of current service offices

Why is it only some service offices that offers this service?

The assessment is that demand is highest in these locations. If we see that the need increases, it may be relevant to offer the service at additional service offices and locations. Please see the list of current service offices

Can I apply for a vaccination certificate for my child who has been vaccinated in a third country (outside the EU/EEA)?

As parent or legal guardian, you can request a vaccination certificate for your children under the age of 18. The vaccination certificate will be mailed to your home address as recorded in the Swedish population register.

If your child is 16 years or older and have a digital mailbox, they can apply for a vaccination certificate.

I have been vaccinated outside the EU/EEA, but do not have a Swedish personal identity number. I study or work and live permanently in Sweden - why can I not get a vaccination certificate?

During this phase, this opportunity applies to people with a registered home address in Sweden and a digital mailbox.

The government is investigating the possibility of issuing vaccination certificates to other people in Sweden who have been vaccinated in third countries.

Do you have more questions?

Here you find more frequently asked questions about the COVID certificate