In order for documents to be used abroad in a country that has signed the Hague Convention, they usually need to be apostilled.
Apostille step by step:
1. Place an order and pay on this page.
2. Submits documents to:
3. Once the document has been legalized, it is then sent to your home.
Visit us at Legalisering.se, Kungsgatan 37, 5th floor, 11156, Stockholm.
What is the Apostille and the Apostille Convention?
Apostille is an authorized stamp on a document that certifies that a signature is genuine. The authorization is valid in the countries that signed the Hague Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, on October 5, 1961.
The Apostille Convention is an international treaty that aims to simplify the procedure for a document to be certified for legal purposes in all other contracting countries. A certification according to the convention is called an Apostille or Hague Apostille.
What is the cost of Apostille?
You will be able to see the price on this page before completing your order.
What do you need to submit for Apostille?
- Documents to be apostilled
- Copy of applicant’s passport ID page. (If it is for signature, we need a copy of the passport’s ID page of the person signing)
Please keep in mind some documents need to be notarized by a Notary Public first. It is possible to add a notarization service when you place the order on the website.
How long does it take for the documents to be apostilled?
We work as efficiently as possible, it can take up to 3 working days.
Which documents can be apostilled directly?
- General documents from a governmental Swedish authority
- Grades/certificates from universities and colleges
- Documents from Försäkringskassan and Arbetsförmedlingen
- Documents from the National and National Archives
- Documents that are not issued in Sweden and which have been certified by the respective country’s embassy/consulate in Sweden
- Signature from doctor, registered pharmacist, registered veterinarian, midwife and other professions registered by the National Board of Health and Welfare or the Swedish Agricultural Agency
- Extracts from registers and other police documents
- Swedish documents signed by Notary Public
- Swedish documents (invoice, VAT report, certificate of origin, trademark registration and other import and export documents) signed by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
- Marriage certificate/marriage certificate from civil marriage officer
- Translations made by an authorized translator appointed by the Kammarkollegiet.
Which documents need notarization first before they can be apostilled?
Usually the following documents must be notarized first:
- Copies of document
- Documents issued by private individuals
- Authorization, Power of Attorney
- Grades/documents from schools other than universities and colleges
- Invoices, VAT statement, certificate of origin, trademark registration and other import and export documents (these can also be certified by the Chamber of Commerce)
- Actions from banks, lawyers, private companies
- Documents from county council archives and municipal archives
- Marriage certificate from non-civil marriage officers (Church of Sweden, foreign religious communities in Sweden)
- Documents translated by a translator who is not authorized by the Chamber of Commerce.
Please select notarization service when placing the order on the website.
Who makes the Apostille?
Notaries public do apostilles in Sweden. A Notary Public is a person who is basically a trained lawyer or jurist, who is tasked by the County Administrative Board to assist the public in authenticating and witnessing a wide range of legal documents.
A Notary Public fulfills an important position as a public official and provides a range of legal services related to, for example, powers of attorney, foreign and international business.
Legalisering.se has several Notaries Public and can offer Apostille services.