Up until May last year, ID-cards were issued by a remnant of the former state-owned Post Office, but trouble began when the authority to issue ID-cards were moved to the Police, who only issues ID-cards to Swedish citizens.
But now, EU-members and asylumseekers living in Sweden - as well as people whose employer can certify that they have worked here for at least a year - can apply for an ID-card from the Swedish Tax Office.
You have to apply in person at one of the 23 ID-card issuing tax offices around the country. With the amount of people who have been waiting for this possibility, the Tax Office is expecting a lot of applications from day one. So if it is not urgent, people are adviced to wait a little before they apply.