Extract for employment in a school or a preschool
Those offered a job, assignment or student-teacher internship in a school or a preschool are required to present an extract from the criminal record.
Record extract e-service
To use the e-service, you need an e-mail address that you are willing to provide.
Do not use the e-service if you have a protected identity. Instead, use a form.
If you are unable to use the e-service, please use one of the forms.
Processing requests may require up to two weeks from the date we receive a completed application to sending the extract. Processing times may vary with demand.
1. Complete the form
Employment in a school, preschool or childcare. Request a police record extract. In Swedish - to be completed digitally and printed
Employment in a school, preschool or childcare. Request a police record extract. In Swedish - to be printed and completed by hand
Note the following:
- Send a copy of your passport or ID card.
- You may only request a record extract concerning yourself. A power of attorney for another person is not valid.
Complete the application form clearly and sign it
Please note that forms completed digitally must nevertheless be printed out and signed with pen. We do not accept digital signatures.
Keep in mind that a complete application, properly signed by hand, with pen, will help you receive an extract more quickly.
2. Send in the form
Scan or take a photo of the signed form and send it by e-mail or post to the police. Forms sent by e-mail will receive an auto-reply confirming receipt by the police of your e-mail.
Polismyndigheten/The Swedish Police Authority
SE-981 27 Kiruna
3. Receive a record extract
You will receive a record extract from us by post. The extract will be sent to the address provided in the application. The police may not send extracts directly to an employer.
Standard processing time can be up to two weeks from the receipt of the completed application to the sending of the extract. Processing times may vary with demand.
We cannot prioritise or accelerate any particular request.
When citizens of another EU country or the United Kingdom apply for an extract from the register, the request is automatically forwarded to the country in question in accordance with Article 22c. "If an individual requesting information about himself or herself in the criminal records register under Section 9 of the Criminal Records Act (1998:620) is a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, the Police Authority shall also obtain information about him or her from the criminal records of that State." Regulation (1999:1134) in Swedish on the Riksdagen website.
That country has 4 to 21 working days (not counting the respective country's public holidays) to respond to the request, which can result in a process that takes several weeks. We have no influence on the country's processing time, but you can facilitate the process yourself and thus obtain the extract more quickly by providing all information requested on the form.
The following applies for the extract
You are required to present a criminal records registry extract only when you are offered an employment, a student teacher internship, or an assignment in a school, a preschool, or childcare. Never submit the criminal records extract together with your application for employment.
- The extract is valid for 1 year.
- You may retain the original. The employer may only document that the extract has been presented. No further documentation of the record check may be made.
- You may show the extract to more than one employer.
If you are going to do internship in a school and are employed by an employment agency, it is the school that has the right to request the extract, not the employment agency.
A check of the criminal record is designed to strengthen the protection of children and adolescents against sexual offences and other serious criminal offences. However, this is only part of the basis for assessing whether a person is suitable for work in schools and preschools. The fact that a person has been convicted of a crime does not mean that he or she cannot be employed.
School Law (2010:800), Sveriges Riksdag (In Swedish)
Organisations/activities subject to the record check requirement
Extracts from the criminal records must be shown for both public and private employers within the following organisations/activities:
- preschool class
- primary school
- primary school for pupils with learning disabilities
- special needs school
- Sámi school
- upper-secondary school
- upper-secondary school for pupils with learning disabilities
- extramural day recreation centre
- other educational activities (e.g., open preschool, open extramural day recreation centre, childcare during extramural day recreation centre closures)
- equivalent outsourced activities..
Regarding record checks, Swedish National Agency for Education
This is shown in the police record extract
An extract from the criminal record shows information regarding convictions for:
- Aggravated assault
- All sexual offences
- Child pornography offences
- Aggravated robbery
If the conviction also encompasses any other offence, details of that offence will also be included in the extract.