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Notary Public in Stockholm

Do you need the assistance of a Notary Public? We can assist you quickly yet have the knowledge and precision required of a Notary Public.

Notary Public in Stockholm

Visit our office at Styrmansgatan 41 in Stockholm. We provide a walk-in service during our opening hours, which are shown under the ‘Opening hours’ tab. Our own staff will always be at our office during opening hours. It is very easy to find us as we have our own direct street entrance.

You can usually get your documents dealt with immediately. However, we sometimes have a processing time of up to 24 hours. A Notary Public is appointed by the County Administrative Board under the Notary Public Ordinance (Swedish Code of Statutes – SFS 1982:327). ‘Notary Public’ is a Latin term meaning ‘public secretary’.

We can primarily assist you with attesting signatures, powers of attorney, translations, translators, certifying adoption papers, company documents, sales documents, copies, etc. We also issue apostilles (certificates of authentication). Please select from the menu above to find out more about how we can assist you.

Rickard Grönstedt (Attorney) and Fredrik Grönstedt (LLM) have been appointed as Notaries Public by the County Administrative Board in Stockholm. Although these appointments apply for Stockholm, a Notary Public is also authorised to provide services throughout Sweden.

Else-Marie Grönstedt (Attorney) was appointed as a permanent Notary Public (ordinarie notarius publicus) in Stockholm during the period 1999 to 2022. Prior to that she was also an assistant Notary Public (biträdande notarius publicus) from 1994 to 1999 and also had various fixed-term appointments from the mid-1980s. Our office consequently has extensive experience of processing Notary Public matters.

Our name is well-known in many countries, which also assures our customers of the quality of our services. Having a Notary Public who is also an attorney provides additional weight should it be needed, for instance when issuing documents to certain countries. As law offices, we are obliged to comply with and enforce the ethical rules laid down by the Swedish Bar Association. The title of ‘attorney’ (‘Advokat’) is an additional seal of quality, as the requirements for being appointed an attorney are very stringent. Attorneys are also subject to ongoing regulatory supervision.

Legalisation of signatures

Documents where a signature needs to be witnessed must be signed at our office. The person(s) signing the documents must therefore attend our office in person and also produce a valid form of identification. See under the heading ‘Valid ID’.

Legalisation of photocopies

In the event that copies need to be attested, the original document must be brought to our office. We then take a copy of the document at our office.

Legalisation of authorised signatory’s signature

In order to be able to attest an authorised signatory, a register extract from the Swedish Companies Registration Office must be brought in showing the power of that person to sign in the name of the company. We can also produce this register extract for a charge.

Legalisation of certain powers of attorney, life certificates and affidavits

Some powers of attorney, affidavits and similar documents include information about the party granting the power of attorney that a Notary Public must certify. In these cases, you must also bring documentation verifying the details contained in the power of attorney or document. This may, for example, be your passport, an extract from the Swedish Tax Agency or from another Swedish public authority.

Legalisation of adoption papers

When adoption papers need to be attested, these must be presented at our office. The processing time is between one and three days. Please bring the instructions that are usually provided by the adoption agency when you visit us. Please contact us either by email or phone if you have any questions in this respect.

What is a Notary Public?

The function of a Notary Public is to assist the general public with matters such as:
  • Attesting signatures, transcripts, translations and other information relating to the content of documents.
  • Attending as a witness in certain cases (e.g., for tender procedures).
  • Monitoring lottery draws, etc.
  • Verifying that a person is authorised to do certain things or that a person has the competence or official status to represent someone.
  • Issuing apostilles (a certificate under Article 6, first paragraph of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents).
  • Providing a report of their observations following checks or investigations.
A Notary Public is not obliged to:
  • Effect service of documents
  • Carry out such matters that cannot reasonably be requested of the Notary Public