Designated Competent Authority(ies):
Since 1 January 2005, the Judicial Office at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs no longer issues Apostilles. Sweden has decentralised the issuance of Apostilles and designated all notaries public as Competent Authorities. There are approximately 250 notaries public in Sweden. They are appointed by the local County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen).
There is no centralised register of all notaries public. A comprehensive list is, however, published annually in the "Sveriges Statskalender", which can be ordered from: Fritzes kundservice, SE-106 47 Stockholm; Tel: +46 (8) 690-9190; Fax: +46 (8) 690-9191; e-mail: [email protected]; website: www.fritzes.se. The Statskalender contains the full addresses of the Swedish administration, down to the level of individuals. The cost of a Statskalender is approximately €140. The publication is not available in electronic form.
Contact details of notaries public may also be available from the relevant County Administrative Board. To access the full list of County Administrative Boards, click here.