Archive for Driving license (Sweden)

06 Feb 2012

Driving license – final cost

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Simon, as you know, took his Swedish license in the end of last year and this is how much he ended up spending:

  • Learner’s permit (körkortstillstånd) – 220 SEK
  • Eye exam – 100 SEK
  • Theory study material in English: Driving license book incl. Swedish road signs booklet – 435 SEK, Trafikskolan TEO 2011 (PC program) – 149 SEK
  • Risk training part 1 – 600 SEK
  • Risk training part 2 (slippery road/halkbana)- 1900 SEK
  • Driving lesson – 4 x 400 SEK
  • Written test - 2x 220 SEK
  • Driving test – 700 SEK
  • Borrow car for driving test - 400 SEK
  • Manufacturing cost for the license – 150 SEK
  • Photo – 50 SEK

In the end it all adds up to 6 744 SEK, quite expensive for someone who already knows how to drive and have had their license for 10 years but hey, not much you can do about it.

24 Nov 2011

Third time’s a charm

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 Simon passed his written drivers test today. It was really the second time he wrote it since the first time, when they made him write the test in Swedish, doesn’t count. But there is no good saying like “Third time’s the charm” about the second time, at least not that I know of.  :)

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18 Nov 2011

Please call back later

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The tests are up and running again and according to information posted on Trafikverket‘s website they would call everyone that had their written driving test cancelled and give them a new test time, yesterday. No one called Simon. Surprise, surprise!

I tried calling them today and got the information that a lot of people were calling right now and the queue was full so I was asked to call back later…..

15 Nov 2011

Still no test

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As I wrote last week Trafikverket experienced technical problems after the system upgrade and last Thursday when Simon went to write the test he found out it was cancelled. Well, it’s Tuesday now and the problems are still not solved so no one can take the written drivers test right now. Apparently it’s said to be up and running tomorrow but I believe that when I see it. It will be interesting to see how they’ll handle getting new test times for all the people affected by the cancelled tests. To be continued…

01 Nov 2011

With flying colours

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 Simon passed the driving exam with flying colours. I know he’s an excellent driver, I’m just happy the examiner saw that too. He’s also booked in for a new written exam IN ENGLISH, tomorrow.

01 Nov 2011

A f*kn joke!

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I’m embarrassed to be Swedish today and the whole story I’m about to share with you is an absolute joke! Simon had his driving test today. We had booked the time online at Körkortsportalen and I had, just to make absolutely sure that everything was in order, called Trafikverket to double check that he would be able to write the written exam in English without ordering it ahead and that the examiner for the driving exam would be able to have the test in English. Yes, no problem. You can choose to do the written test in English once you’re there and the instructor does the driving exam in Swedish or English without you having to book it ahead of time.

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30 Sep 2011

Slippery road done

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 Simon’s had his slippery road lesson for the driving license this week and of course he passed. He had a double driving lesson as well and was told his driving was good but he needs to pay more attention to the blind spots, the right hand rule and when reversing around a corner he apparently did it too quick. Knowing how Simon drives I find it very hard to believe that he did it quick and reckless in any way but what do I know. The teacher said that he could pass if he was to do his driving test today but he could also fail, all depending on how strict the examiner is. Hard to hear when you have a license already and I know I’m biased but Simon is a really good driver.

29 Aug 2011

Learner’s permit

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Something went quick, for a change. Simon received a letter from Transportstyrelsen today, his learner’s permit. He did the eye examination on Monday last week at the driving school and sent in the certificate on Tuesday or Wednesday. So instead of taking up to 6 weeks as he was told he got it in just one week. Nice when you (occasionally) get positively surprised.

20 Aug 2011

Slippery road booked

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Simon has booked in a double lesson with the driving school as well as his part 2 of the risk education – the slippery road test in about a months time (I just hope he gets his learner’s permit before then). It’s not right to call it a test though since it’s almost impossible to fail. The aim of the exercise is to educate you on how to drive in slippery or hazardous road conditions and as long as you actively participate, listen to the instructor and don’t go over the speed limit you’ll pass.

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16 Aug 2011

Körkortstillstånd

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I’ve missed something crucial when it comes to the driving license process. Despite the fact that Simon has a valid Australian driving license he still needs a provisional driving license, a learner’s permit (in Swedish Körkortstillstånd). It’s apparently compulsory to be allowed to do the driving test as well as drive with the driving school. I was naive to believe that since he’s allowed to drive on the roads using his valid Aussie license he didn’t need it. Anyway, we’ve sent in the application, paid the fee of 220SEK and now he has to send in a certificate of an eye exam in order to get it processed. The eye exam can be done with any optician, doctor or sometimes even with the driving school.

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