Since the beginning of 2021, stricter rules have been imposed on ID06 cards ordered for foreign company employees as well as for EU/EEA citizens working in Swedish companies.
The new rules are applied mostly due to the changes in the taxes concerning foreign companies. Additionally, these rules aim to reduce the copying of ID06 cards or other illegal activities.
All companies requiring ID06 cards for their employees on construction sites should be aware of the updated regulations and procedures for card issuance. The significant alteration pertains to F-tax registration, where having a valid or pending F-tax registration with the Swedish Tax Office is now a mandatory prerequisite for ID06 card orders.
Requirements for Ordering ID06 Cards to Employees
The EU/EEA citizens working in a foreign company
ID06 cards can be ordered for:
- up to 25 days if an employee’s A1 certificate or a copy of the A1 application is added to the ID06 card order. The 25-day cards can be ordered for a maximum of three times per person per calendar year.
- up to 3 months if a confirmation of a Swedish personal or coordination number and A1 certificate or the copy of the A1 certificate application is added to the ID06 card order.
- up to 24 months if an employee has a Swedish personal or coordination number and a valid A1 certificate. A1 certificate must be added to the ID06 card order.
Foreign companies can order 183 day ID06 cards as an exception if they don’t have a permanent establishment in Sweden and their activities there last less than 183 days. Additionally, the foreign company mustn’t provide manpower rental service or have a head contractor who is an economic employer.
To order 183-day cards, a separate permit must be applied for. To apply for the permit, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a contract signed with the purchaser or main contractor, demonstrating that the company is entitled to order ID06 cards for an exceptional period of 183 days.
An employee’s valid A1 certificate has to be added to the 183 day ID06 card order. Also, the company must add a copy of the contract with their head contractor or client to prove the right to get a 183 day ID06 card as an exception.
The EU/EEA citizens working in a Swedish company
ID06 cards can be ordered for:
- up to 25 days if an employee does not have a Swedish personal or coordination number. The short-term ID06 card can only be ordered once.
- up to 3 months if a confirmation of a Swedish personal or coordination number is added to the order.
- up to 5 years if an employee has a Swedish personal or coordination number.
The requirement for a temporary or permanent identity code in Sweden does not apply for the Finnish or Norwegian citizens working in a Swedish company. In that case, proof from the local tax office showing income tax payments to their home country will suffice.
It is important that all people on the construction sites in Sweden have ID06 cards to avoid any fines by the government. Not obeying the rules can be fined up to 10 000 SEK, and the company risks getting banned from the construction site.