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Get BankID

Did you know that BankID was used 7,1 billion times last year? Almost every Swedish adult has a BankID, and its used with thousands of companies and authorities. We are both proud and humbled by the confidence we have gained.


How to get a BankID

Who can get a BankID
To get a BankID, you must have a Swedish personal identity number, be a customer of one of the banks that issue BankID and be identified with a valid ID document. The issuing bank determine the age limit. Most commonly, you need to be either 13 or 18 years old. Under-age persons must always have parental consent.

Order BankID from your bank
Order BankID directly from your bank. The order differs slightly between different banks. Log in to your online bank and read more about how to order BankID at your bank.

Changed your phone?

Don't erase your BankID on your old phone when you get a new one. For security reasons your BankID can't be copied to the new phone, so you need to activate a new BankID in your internet bank. You can use your BankID on the old phone to activate the new one. Visit your bank's website and follow the instructions.

Digital verification of your identity

Sometimes you may need to verify your identity an extra time. This may be requested if you want to get a new BankID digitally without visiting your bank's branch, or when you do something that requires higher security, such as a large payment. You verify your identity by scanning and tapping your Swedish passport or national ID card issued by the Swedish Police, with your smart phone. If you don't have either of these ID documents issued by the Swedish Police, contact your bank.

Watch the film for guidance.

Verifying your ID document

This is how to do a digital verification of your ID-document in the BankID app.

If you don't have a Swedish passport or national ID card

In case you don't have a Swedish passport or national ID card, you can apply at the Swedish police if you are a Swedish citizen. If you can't get either of these ID documents, please contact your bank to see if they can help you in some way.  

BankID is available here

  • Danske Bank in Sweden
  • Handelsbanken
  • Ica Banken
  • Länsförsäkringar Bank
  • Nordea
  • SEB
  • Skandiabanken
  • Sparbanken Syd
  • Swedbank and the Savings Banks
  • Ålandsbanken in Sweden

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If you are living abroad

When you wish to get a BankID most banks compare your personal data to the Swedish state personal address register SPAR. When citizens move abroad, their data will be removed from the register after a few years. That can result in you not being able to get a BankID. You can request that your data remain longer in the register, or for it to be put back.

SPAR website
The website is in Swedish, but there is a summary available in English with contact details.

More about BankID


Here you find answers to the most common questions.

Yes, in the BankID app you can see the history for all events related to your personal identity number.
How to find it:

  1. Open the BankID app.

  2. Select My history.

You will see a list of all events for your personal identity number, including for other BankIDs you may have. Tap on an event to see details.

We can't access amy details of what you have signed, amounts paid or similar, which is why such information can't be displayed. It's only you and the e-service that have access to that type of information.

Your bank can help you block your BankID. You can either contact your bank or log in to their app or internetbank.

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BankID Security Program and the BankID app are programs you need on your computer or mobile device to be get and use a BankID.

  • BankID Security Program can be installed from

  • BankID app can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play depending on what type of device you have.

BankID is an eID you can use to identify yourself online i.e. with your bank, authorities and companies. Your BankID can also be used for digital signatures. There are three variants of BankID: Mobile BankID, BankID on card and BankID on file.

You get a BankID via your bank's website or app. You also need to install BankID Security Application or the BankID app.