As of May 1, 2017, it is no longer possible to renew your Swedish driver license if you are residing abroad and have deregistered from the Population Register (utskriven). Instead, the local regulations regarding driver licenses apply – contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles for information.
The new regulations mean that a new driver license card cannot be issued but your authorization to drive still remains with the Swedish Transport Agency. During a temporary visit in Sweden, you can still drive on a U.S. driver license or a valid Swedish ID. Upon moving back to Sweden, you can apply for a new driver license card without having to take any tests again. Any limitation in validity is stated on the back of the driver license.
If you are only temporarily residing in the U.S. and are still registered with the Population Registry (folkbokförd), you can apply for a new license and collect it at any consulate/embassy. Contact the nearest consulate/embassy via email to request an application form. Contact information is available below. The fee for a new driver license is $20/50 and is payable at pick-up.
> Find out more about how to renew your driver license on the Swedish Transport Agency website.