Legalise signature(s)

Documents where signatures are to be witnessed must be signed at our offices. The person(s) signing the document must therefore attend our offices in person and produce valid identification papers. See under the heading ‘Valid identification papers’.

Legalisation of photocopies

In cases where copies have to be attested, the original document must be brought to the office. We will take a copy of this document.

Legalisation of adoption documents

When attesting adoption documents, these documents must be brought in to our offices. It will take between one and three days to process these documents. Bring these documents along when you visit, together with the instructions normally provided by the adoption agency.

Legalising the signature of an authorised signatory

In order to be able to attest an authorised signatory, a register extract from the Swedish Companies Registration Office must be brought along, showing the authorisation of the authorised signatory. We can also produce register extracts for a fee.

Legalisation of certain powers of attorney, life certificates and affidavits

Some powers of attorney, affidavits and similar documents contain information about the person conferring the power of attorney that must be attested by a Notary Public. In these cases, you must bring supporting documents along with you verifying the information shown in the power of attorney or document. These could be, for instance, your passport or an extract from the Swedish Tax Agency.

A Notary Public assists members of the public by:

  • Attesting signatures, transcripts, translations and other details about the content of documents.
  • Attending as a witness in certain cases (for example, in respect of tender procedures).
  • Supervising lottery draws, etc.
  • Confirming that someone is authorised to do certain things or that someone is competent or in a position to represent someone.
  • Issuing ‘apostilles’ (a certificate under Article 6, first paragraph of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 regarding abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents).
  • After checks or investigations, providing an account of her/his observations.

A Notary Public is not obliged to:

  • Effect service of documents
  • Perform tasks that cannot reasonably be requested of her/him
Attorney Else-Marie Grönstedt