Type approval may be granted for whole vehicles, for a component, system or separate technical unit included in the vehicle.
What is a type approval?
A type approval proves that a vehicle or a component type meets the applicable technical requirements. In Sweden, the Swedish Transport Agency is the approval authority. An international type approval granted by one EU member state is recognized by EU Member States.
How to apply - the type approval process
In order to make the assessment of a type approval a smooth and time-efficient process, it is important that the application and its attachments are correct the first time.
If you're already familiar with the process and the requirements that needs to be fulfilled, you can download our application form below.
New form available in March 2021
Please use this updated form found in the link below. It is mandatory for every application of type approval.
The application shall be submitted to email@example.com. In return you will recieve an autogenerated notification. If this notification is not received, please contact us.
Remember to submit only one application per e-mail. It facilitates our handling and allows us to process your case faster.
Increased fees for EU type-approval activities
In accordance with regulation (EU) 2018/858, the Member States may charge fees for type-approval activities and for designation and monitoring of technical services.
The Swedish Transport Agency (STA) is the approval authority carrying out these activities in Sweden. To make sure we will cover our costs for type-approval activities, we have proposed a number of changes to our fees. Please note that the entire proposal forms part of the STA's national regulations on fees and charges, which are available in Swedish only.
The following changes have been proposed and are scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2022:
- A fixed fee of 4,900 SEK and a running fee of 1,400 SEK per hour will be charged for examinations of applications to be designated as a technical service.
- A running fee of 1,400 SEK per hour will be charged for the monitoring of a technical service.
- A designated technical service shall pay an annual fee of 15,000 SEK for administrative handling related to its authorisation.
- A fixed fee of 4,900 SEK and a running fee of 1,400 SEK per hour will be charged for the examination of applications for type-approvals and changes to type-approvals of vehicles, systems and components.
- A running fee of 1,400 SEK per hour will be charged for the examination of applications for EU individual vehicle approval.
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