The Swedish Register of Arms is part of the Swedish Heraldry Society and is run in collaboration with the Swedish National Committee for Genealogy and Heraldry. The Swedish Collegium of Arms, a committee under the Swedish Heraldry Society, is responsible for the administration and operation of the register.
The Swedish Register of Arms is a non-governmental, non-profit undertaking. Its aim is to provide a way for people who assume heraldic arms to make them known and to get an independent assessment that the arms are acceptable in relation to good heraldic practice and do not infringe on the right to a coat-of-arms of anyone else.
The Swedish Register of Arms registers heraldic arms of private Swedish citizen, persons permanently living in Sweden and Swedish legal entities. Persons descended from Sweden may also apply for registration, if the right to the relevant arms can be foreseen to include private Swedish citizen or persons permanently living in Sweden.
The Swedish Register of Arms does not register arms of state authorities, municipalities, or noble families. Registration requires that the arms are reported to the register by someone who has a right to bear the arms, either he or she has assumed the arms or claims a right through descendance from someone who assumed the arms.
Registration may include shield, crest and mantling.
The registration process follows two steps. After application, the Swedish Collegium of Arms decides whether a provisional approval may be granted. The arms will then be made known on this website (“Pågående granskning”) and anyone may protest against the registration before a specified day. Thereafter, the Swedish Collegium of Arms will decide – after having given the Swedish National Committee for Genealogy and Heraldry the possibility to give an opinion – whether a final approval may be granted. The finally approved arms are published on this website (“Registrerade vapen”). The Swedish Collegium of Arms then issues a certificate of the blazon to the applicant.
The pictures of the registered coats-of-arms are made by heraldic artists for the Swedish Collegium of Arms in order to exemplify the blazon.