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Signing Official Document

Do you need an apostille? Then let us assist you with this quickly and efficiently. Bring the document to our office so that we can stamp it with an apostille. Examples are provided below of documents that can be issued with an apostille and also how these should be formulated. The most common documents that need an apostille are population registration certificates (personbevis), documents that have been legalised by another Notary Public and also documents from the Swedish Companies Registration Office.

According to an international agreement, an apostille can be issued for documents that need to be produced in another country covered by the Convention. An apostille stamp exempts a document from all other forms of attestation. This means that the approval of a foreign ambassador is not normally required.

Only Notaries Public have been able to issue apostilles in Sweden since 1 January 2005.

Examples of documents for which an apostille may be issued immediately:

  • Documents issued by government authorities (e.g., the Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Companies Registration Office, the Swedish Road Administration, the Medical Products Agency and the National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Register extracts (e.g., population registration certificates and extracts from the criminal records)
  • Court documents (e.g., a divorce issued by a District Court)
  • Grades/certificates from universities, higher education institutions, municipal schools (not independent schools)
  • Documents signed by a Notary Public
  • Documents signed by a Swedish Chamber of Commerce
  • Translations by an authorised translator (appointed by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency)
  • Extracts from birth and marriage records

Each document issued with an apostille must be furnished with the following:

  • The original stamp of the issuing authority, clearly stating the name of the authority
  • The signature and printed name of the person who issued the stamp for the document
  • The position of the person at the authority