Police record extract for employment working with children with disabilities

Your will need to present an extract from the criminal record register when you have been offered a job, assignment or internship and will work with children with disabilities.

Police record extract via e-service

To use the e-service, you must have an e-mail address that you are willing to provide.

Do not use the e-service if:

  • You are a citizen of an EU country other than Sweden or the United Kingdom.

Then use the appropriate form below instead.

E-service for police record extract 

If you are unable to use the e-service, please use one of the forms.

1. Fill in the form

Working with children with disabilities, request a police record extract. In Swedish - form to fill in digitally and print out
Working with children with disabilities, request a police record extract. In Swedish - form to print out and fill in by hand

Please note:

  • It is only possible to request a police record extract about yourself. Power of attorney for another person does not apply.
  • If you do not have a Swedish personal ID number (nor coordination number), you will need to state your date of birth (year, month and day) and your full name (all given names and surnames) on the application.

Fill in the application clearly and sign it personally

Keep in mind that a properly prepared and completely filled in application that is personally signed with a pen facilitates that you will obtain a police record extract faster.

2. Send in the form

Scan or photograph the signed form and then send the form by e-mail or post to the police.

E-mail: registerutdrag@polisen.se

Polismyndigheten/The Swedish Police Authority
Box 757
SE-981 27 Kiruna

3. You will receive a criminal records registry extract

You will receive a criminal records registry extract from us by post. The extract will be sent to the address you have specified on the application. The police are not permitted to send extracts directly to an employer

The processing time is up to two weeks from the time we have received the application until the time we send the extract. The processing time may vary, depending on how many people request extracts at a given time.

If you are a citizen of another country in the European Union or the United Kingdom, the police retrieve information from that country. This means the processing time may be slightly longer.

We cannot prioritize a certain application.

The following applies for the extract

  • The extract is valid for 1 year.
  • The employer may make a copy of the Police record extract. 
  • You can use the register extract and show it to more than one employer. Retain the original yourself.

A check of criminal records from the criminal records registry is designed to strengthen the protection of children and adolescents against sexual offences and other serious criminal offences.

The police record extract is part of the documentation for assessing whether a particular individual is suitable for employment. Even if an individual does not have any notations of a criminal offence, other factors for assessment of the individual’s suitability must be carefully assessed. If an individual has been convicted and served his sentence, this does not entail a prohibition on employing that individual.

Swedish Act (2010:479) on the check of criminal records of personnel carrying out certain measures for children with functional impairments, the Swedish Parliament

This is shown in the police record extract

The extract from the criminal records registry shows information if penalty punishment has been imposed on you for:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Aggravated assault
  • Kidnapping
  • All sex offences
  • Child pornography offences
  • Aggravated robbery

If the sentence for the crime also encompasses any other offence, details of that offence will also be included in the extract.