When you have identified whether your company or association has a beneficial owner or not, and if so, who this or these individuals are, you must register this information with us. Even if you cannot identify who the beneficial owner in your company or association is, you must still register.
Register via bolagsverket.se
The majority of companies and associations need to register information via an e-service on bolagsverket.se. Please note that the e-service is only available in Swedish.
An authorised representative for the company or an agent can register information by logging into the e-service, filling in the relevant information and signing it with Swedish e-identification, such as Mobile BankID.
How much does it cost?
Registering beneficial ownership costs SEK 250 and payment is by invoice. We hope that payment by card will also be possible in the near future.
Companies and associations must register again if their beneficial ownership information changes.
Information to be included:
- company registration number
- company name
- full name, Swedish personal identification number or date of birth, nationality and country of residence for each beneficial owner*
- type of control, that is, the way the beneficial owner controls the company or association
- extent of control, as a percentage
- information about whether the individual (or individuals) own or control the company or association together with close family members or through other companies.
If information is unavailable or incorrect
If we see that a company or association has not registered beneficial ownership information with us, we can send out an official notice, asking for information to be provided within a certain time. If the company or association still does not provide the required information, they may have to pay a fine.
Government authorities and obliged entities (business operators within the regulated sector – such as banks and estate agents) that are subject to regulations laid out in the Anti-Money Laundering Act, must notify Bolagsverket if they suspect that information in our beneficial ownership register is incorrect. We will then send an official notice to the company or association in question, asking for the correct information to be supplied. If the company or association still does not supply the information, they may have to pay a fine.
If you do not have Swedish e-identification, you can use an agent or apply for exemption
If you do not have Swedish e-identification or access to the internet, you can give power of attorney to someone with Swedish e-identification to register the information for you. You do not need to send the power of attorney document to Bolagsverket but the person acting on your behalf needs to keep their copy.
You can also apply for exemption from the requirement to register your information online. Phone Bolagsverket on +46 771 670670 and we will send you an application form. Applying for exemption costs SEK 400. If we grant you exemption, we will send you a printed form to use for registering your beneficial ownership information. Registering your information on paper costs an additional SEK 400. In other words, it will cost SEK 800 in total to apply for exemption and send in beneficial ownership information on paper.
*For non-profit organisations, family foundations and religious communities not registered in Bolagsverket's trade register:
You do not have to provide the personal details of a beneficial owner for a company running an operation of a political, religious or cultural nature, if it reveals the person’s political, religious or cultural views.
Nor do you have to provide personal details of a beneficial owner if it reveals trade union membership or information about the individual’s sexuality or health.