The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Updated 13 June 2018

Application for a permit to handle certain goods dangerous to health

All applications for permits to handle certain goods dangerous to health must be submitted to the Public Health Agency by the individuals or companies who will handle the substances for business or for research purposes as listed in the appendix to the regulation on the Prohibition of Certain Goods Dangerous to Health Ordinance (SFS 1999:58). Permits are valid for no more than 1 year.

Note that you first need to create a personal account to reach the application form.

Exceptions to the requirement for a permit

Changed conditions

Any changes to the information in the application must immediately be made known to the Public Health Agency.

What happens when an application has been submitted?

  1. The electronic application is registered. Also, a signed copy must be sent by post to the Public Health Agency.
  2. Applications are reviewed and the Agency may requests additional information if mandatory documents are missing.
  3.  According to the Prohibition of Certain Goods Dangerous to Health Ordinance (SFS 1999:58), the Public Health Agency must make a decision on a permit within two months from the registration date of the completed application. The processing is usually faster than that.
  4. The Agency makes a decision and the decision is sent by post to the registered postal address.