Permits and the Services Directive
The information on this page about Permits and the Services Directive is dedicated to EU citizens aiming to start business in Sweden.
When you are planning to start a business in Sweden, it is important to find out if the business requires permits or registration, or must be reported to the authorities. Licensing and supervisory authorities may be local, regional or national.
The Services Directive is an European piece of legislation that aims to make life easier for businesses providing or using services in the European Union. Each member state provides a Point of Single Contact to help service providers complete necessary administration online.
Verksamt, the Swedish business link to government, is the operative place for the Swedish Point of Single Contact. The website offers structured and cohesive information on starting and running a business in Sweden as well as the opportunity to find and apply for permits necessary for running a business.
Kindly visit Verksamt (choose English version).