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How to drive with Uber in Sweden

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Most people with a taxi driver's license are eligible to drive with Uber. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.

Getting started

If you are 21 or older, are an EEA citizen, have a valid driving license (type B for at least 2 years or type D), and want to operate in Stockholm, Göteborg or Malmö, continue reading to find out how to drive with Uber.

New to the Taxi Industry (I don't have any licenses today)

If you don't have a Swedish taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation) and want to drive with Uber, check what you need to do to start using the Uber platform.

Taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation - needed to drive a taxi vehicle)

  • Time: 2 months
  • Cost: ca. 4,425 kr

Taxi operating license (Taxitrafiktillstånd - needed to start your own taxi business and register taxi vehicles)

  • Time: additional 3 months
  • Cost: ca. 7,000 kr.

Experienced operator (I already have all the licenses)

Are you an experienced operator holding a valid taxi driving license (taxiförarlegitimation) and a taxi operating license (taxitrafiktillstånd)? Sign up now and start driving within the next 1-2 business days.

  • Time: 1-2 business days
  • Cost: -

Drive for a Fleet Partner (I don't want to set up my own business)

Do you already have a taxi driver's license (taxiförarlegitimation), but you do not want to get your own taxi operating license (taxitrafikstillstånd)? Then you can start to drive for one of the Fleet Partners active on the Uber platform. Get more information below.

If you don't have a taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation), please see the steps on how to obtain one under the section "New to the taxi industry".

  • Time: 1-2 business days
  • Cost: -

New to the taxi industry

If you don't currently have a Swedish taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation) and taxi operating license, you can get the necessary licenses to drive with Uber in about 5 months. Follow the steps below to obtain the necessary documents.

Keep in mind that when you only apply for a Swedish taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation) the licensing procces will take 2 months and costs around 4,425 kr. You are then eligible to drive for a Fleet Partner.

Sign up online

Download the Driver App.

Sign up to create a driver account.

Prepare for your Trafikverket exam

You will need to pass 3 knowledge exams and 1 driving exam before you can apply for your Taxi driving license to Transportstyrelsen. The knowledge exams cover map reading, safety on the road and legislation while the practical exam covers safety inspection of the vehicle, manoeuvring and driving. Uber provides free training material, but you can find a taxi school of your choice (additional cost).

Please find more information on Transportstyrelsen's website

  • Time needed: 2-4 weeks (depends on how intensive you prepare)
  • Costs: 0 kr (if you use the material provided by Uber)

Pass your exam

Schedule an exam slot on Trafikverket's website and pass your exam. You need to do this for each knowledge exam and the driving exam. We recommend booking your driving exam early as the wait time usually is up to 8 weeks.

Keep in mind that the knowledge exam results cannot be older than 3 years and driving exam no older than 1 year at the time of application for the Taxi driving license

  • Time needed: 8 weeks (there is usually 8 weeks waiting time to take the driving test - book early)
  • Cost: ca. 325 kr per knowledge exam and 1,200 kr for the driving test. In total 2,175 kr.

Submit a doctor's certificate

Submit a doctor's certificate showing that you meet the medical requirements for taxi drivers. Conduct a medical check to prove you are medically fit to work as a professional driver

  • Time: per appointment
  • Cost: ca. 800-1,000 kr

Receive your taxi driving license

Submit your application to Transportstyrelsen to receive your taxi driving license. If you application is approved, you will receive a letter asking you to submit a photo of yourself in order to create your taxi driving license.

  • Time: 2 weeks
  • Cost: ca. 1,450kr

Obtain a taxi operating license

If you want to start your own taxi business and be able to use your own vehicle, you need to obtain a taxi operating license. To obtain this license you will need to pass four theory exams at Trafikverket and meet certain financial criteria for your business.

More information can be found on Transportstyrelsen's website

  • Time: 3 months
  • Cost: ca. 7,000 kr

Arrange your vehicle and vehicle insurance

Submit your documents

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Driver's license
  • Swedish taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation)
  • Profile photo

If you have your own taxi business and taxi operating license, we also need to see copies of the following documents:

  • Taxi operating license ("Taxitrafiktillstånd")
  • Certificate of incorporation ("Registreringsbevis" from Bolagsverket, if AB, KB eller HB, or "Registerutdrag" from Skatteverket, if "enskild firma".)
  • Bank statement ("Kontodetaljer")
  • Vehicle registration
  • Photos of your vehicle(s)
  • Photo IDs for board members and company owners Please remember to also upload your tax details and banking information on your driver profile.

Activate your account

Once all required documents are submitted and approved by our team your account will automatically get activated.

Go online.

Experienced operator with an operating license

If you already have a car, a valid taxi driving license and a taxi operating license, you can complete the simple steps below and start driving with Uber within just a few business days.

Sign up to create a driver account

Download the Driver App.

Sign up to create a driver account.

Submit your documents

Submit your documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Driver's license
  • Swedish taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation)
  • Profile photo
  • Taxi operating license (""Taxitrafiktillstånd"")
  • Certificate of incorporation (""Registreringsbevis"" from Bolagsverket, if AB, KB eller HB, or ""Registerutdrag"" from Skatteverket, if ""enskild firma"".)
  • Bank statement (""Kontodetaljer"")
  • Vehicle registration
  • Photos of your vehicle(s)
  • Photo IDs for board members and company owners

Upload tax details and banking information

If you have your own taxi business and taxi operating license, please remember to also upload your tax details and banking information on your driver profile.

Activate your account

Once all required documents are submitted and approved by our team your account will automatically get activated.

Go online

Drive for a Fleet Partner

Fleet Partners are business owners who make their vehicles available to multiple drivers based on an employment contract between the Fleet Partner and the driver.

If you don’t want to have your own business but still would like to drive with Uber, you should complete the following steps:

Sign up to create a driver account

Prepare for your Trafikverket exam

Prepare for your Trafikverket exam. You will need to pass 3 knowledge exams and 1 driving exam before you can apply for your taxi driving license to Transportstyrelsen. The knowledge exams cover map reading, safety on the road and legislation while the practical exam covers safety inspection of the vehicle, manoeuvring and driving. Uber provides free training material, but you can find a taxi school of your choice (additional cost).

Please find more information on Transportstyrelsen's website

  • Time needed: 2-4 weeks (depends on how intensive you prepare)

  • Costs: 0 kr (if you use the material provided by Uber)

Pass your exam

Schedule an exam slot on Trafikverket's website and pass your exam. You need to do this for each knowledge exam and the driving exam. We recommend booking your driving exam early as the wait time usually is up to 8 weeks. Keep in mind that the knowledge exam results cannot be older than 3 years and driving exam no older than1 year at the time of application for the taxi driving license.

  • Time needed: 8 weeks (there is usually 8 weeks waiting time to take the driving test - book early)

  • Cost: ca. 325 kr per knowledge exam and ca. 1,200 kr for the driving test. In total ca. 2,175 kr.

Submit a doctor's certificate

Submit a doctor's certificate showing that you meet the medical requirements for taxi drivers. Conduct a medical check to prove you are medically fit to work as a professional driver.

  • Time: per appointment
  • Cost: ca. 800-1,000 kr

Receive your taxi driving license

Submit your application to Transportstyrelsen to receive your taxi driving license. If your application is approved, you will receive a letter asking you to submit a photo of yourself in order to create your taxi driving license.

  • Time: 2 weeks
  • Cost: ca. 1,450kr

Submit your documents

Submit these documents through the Uber website or app:

  • Driver's license
  • Swedish taxi driving license (Taxiförarlegitimation)
  • Profile photo

Connect with a Fleet Partner

Connect with one of our Fleet Partners, agree on applicable employment terms and sign an employment agreement with the Fleet Partner to be added to their Fleet as a driver.

Activate your account

Once all required documents are submitted and approved by our team your account will automatically get activated.

Go online

Register for VAT

It usually takes 3 to 5 weeks to complete the VAT registration process. This page (https://www.uber.com/se/en/drive/tax-information/) walks you through the basics.

To get specific advice about your personal circumstances, you should consult a tax advisor.

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