The information provided by you in the life certificate will ensure that you are receiving the compensation you are entitled to.
Every autumn we therefore send out a letter with a life certificate to anyone who cannot be identified by the electronic exchange that takes place with certain countries.
Submit your life certificate
If you do not have an electronic ID, please submit your life certificate, signed and stamped by an authorised agency, using the e-service below.
You can use your electronic ID to log into My pages and digitally approve your life certificate.
- If you do not hear anything from us, it means that we have received your life certificate and have approved it. We will contact you if we need more information.
- If you do not submit your life certificate, your payments will be stopped until we have received your certificate.
- If you leave the life certificate digitally, you do not need to send us the signed and stamped life certificate in paper form.
Have you not received a letter from us?
If you have not received a life certificate, it may be because we have not sent out the life certificate yet. Check when we send it to the country you live in.
It may also be due to the fact that we collect the data digitally from the country you live in, or that you have changed your address and forgotten to notify the Swedish Pensions Agency.
If you have not received a life certificate, you can download the form here. It is important that you read the information on how to fill out the life certificate.
Download the form
Submit your life certificate
If you have an e-ID (electronic legitimation), for example BankID, the easiest way to approve your life certificate is by logging into My Pages.
Otherwise, you will need to submit your life certificate to the Swedish Pensions Agency. You can either attach a stamped and signed life certificate digitally here on the web or send it by post.
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How to fill out the form
An approved authority or institution must certify that you are alive by stamping and signing the life certificate. You need to show a valid passport or another identity document.
Your name and Swedish personal number should be entered by you if this information is not already filled in.
To be completed by you if you have a new address and/or have a new marital status.
- Name and Swedish personal number
Fill in your full name and Swedish personal number if the information is not pre typed.
- New address
The date your new address is valid from. Fill in your street address with house number, post code, city and country.
- New marital status
The date your new marital status is valid from. Fill in your new marital status, for example if you are married, divorced or a widow/widower.
If you are married you should fill in the name and date of birth of your partner.
- Contact details
Fill in your personal contact details in case we need further information from you.
- Your signature
When you sign the life certificate you solemnly swear that all of the information is correct and if any changes occur you must contact Pensionsmyndigheten. A legal guardian has to sign any document for a person under the age of 18.
Information in other languages
When do we send you a letter with a life certificate?
We will send you a life certificate once a year, usually in the autumn during the period of September - November.
|Letter sent||Reminder||Decision on discounted payments||Payments discounted||Countries|
|26/8||2/11||18/12||January 2021||Australia, Croatia, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenia, Thailand and other countries.|
|28/9||1/12||29/1 2021||February 2021||Brasilia, Chile, Canada
|28/10||11/1 2021||26/2 2021||March 2021||Belgium, Greece, USA|
|26/11||25/1 2021||31/3 2021||April 2021||France, Israel, Netherlands, Serbia, Austria, UK|
Who can approve my certificate?
The following authorities and institutions can sign and stamp the life certificate:
- the Swedish Embassy
- the Swedish Consulate
- the Church of Sweden
- a social insurance institution
- a notary public
- a police authority
- a population registration authority
If you cannot get to one of the authorised agencies or institutions listed above, for example, due to a hospital visit or similar, the Swedish Pensions Agency may, in exceptional circumstances, agree to your life certificate being certified by a doctor or someone else of a similar professional credibility. There are no other exceptions to this rule.
Countries with electronic exchange of life certificates
Sweden exchanges life certificates electronically with countries where there is a sizeable population of Swedish pensioners. This means that your life certificate is automatically submitted without you having to do anything.
Countries that Sweden has an exchange with
- United Kingdom
Even if you live in a country with which the Swedish Pensions Agency exchanges certificates electronically, you may still receive a life certificate by post. This applies, for example, if you live in the United States. This is because an automated identification of personal information is not always possible. If you receive your life certificate by post, please fill in the details required, get it stamped and submit it to us.
Payment of occupational and private pensions
We collaborate with a number of insurance companies linked to the e-services of the Swedish Pensions Agency. As a result, if getting paid occupational or private pension, you do not have to send your life certificate to all your insurance companies.
The Swedish Pensions Agency may provide information on the life certificate at the request of the following insurance companies:
- AFA Sjukförsäkringsaktiebolag
- AI Pension, Försäkringsförening
- Alecta Pensionsförsäkring
- Collectum AB
- Folksam Service AB
- Folksam Ömsesidig Livförsäkring
- Försäkringsbolaget PRI Pensionsgaranti, Ömsesidig
- Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget Skandia (Publ)
- Livförsäkringsbolaget Skandia, Ömsesidigt
- Länsförsäkringar Liv Försäkringsaktiebolag (Publ)
- PP Pension Försäkringsförening
- Skandikon Administration Aktiebolag
- SPP Pension & Försäkring AB (Publ)
- Statens Tjänstepensionsverk
Life certification rules and regulations
Life certification is regulated by the provisions of the Social Insurance Code, SFS 2010:110. Chapter 110, Article 15 of the Social Insurance Code states; ‘As to the payment of a benefit to a recipient residing abroad, proof may be required that such recipient is indeed entitled to the benefit in question’.
The authorisation of an agency or institution for the purpose of certifying the existence of an individual abroad is subject to the regulations of the Swedish Pensions Agency (PFS 2017:2).
If you have any questions about your life certificate, please feel free to contact us at Customer Services.