How do I apply for electronic identification?
There are several issuers of electronic identifications (e-ID) but the most common way to receive it is to contact your bank. If you have online banking, (Internetbanken) you can easily get an e-ID on file to your computer, but there are also e- IDs on cards and some issuers may also offer e- IDs for mobile phones.
The issuers that you can choose from are Bank ID (Swedbank, Handelsbanken, Skandiabanken, Länsförsäkringar, Ikanobank, Sparbanken Öresund, Sparbanken Syd and Danske Bank), Nordea, Telia (ICA Bank and the Swedish Tax Agency’s ID card) but also SignGuard. The issuers have a joint website for information: www.bankid.com.
In order to obtain a Swedish e-ID you must have a Swedish social security number (personnummer), be 13 years of age and be registered in Sweden. Some issuers have a minimum age of 16 years. If you are not registered in Sweden you have to contact your bank regarding e-identification.
Parental consent is required if you are you under 18 years of age and you must visit your bank or one of the National Tax Agency service offices (Skatteverket) along with the parent or guardian in order to obtain an e-ID. If you have a protected identity you also need to visit your bank or a National Tax Agency service office (Skatteverket) in order to obtain an e-ID.
Different issuers of e-identification can have different fees. E-ID on file is usually free to acquire, while e-ID on card normally costs money and can also provide a physical ID.