Apostille for Sweden

Apostille Legalisation of Irish and UK document for use in Sweden and authentication of Swedish documents for use abroad

How to get an Apostille on Irish and UK documents for use in Sweden?

Docsbase Consular Services with office in Dublin Ireland and London UK is specialising in the legalisation of all types of commercial, vital, government documents from Ireland and the UK for official use in Sweden. We can arrange reissuance of documents in the UK and Ireland, notarisation and apostille legalisation of Irish and UK documents as well as the Embassy legalisation in London and Dublin. We are familiar with the requirements of Swedish authorities and can prepare your documents in a way that they will be accepted by the Swedish authorities without any further legalisation. Docsbase Translation is our in-house translation department specialising in preparing a certified translation of English documents into Swedish appropriately certified for use in Sweden. We also have reliable partners in Stockholm that can provide legalisation of Swedish documents for use abroad, in particular in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.


DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services can arrange Apostille authentication of all public and business Swedish documents.  Since 2005, Apostilles in Sweden are issued by Notaries Public and we can help you to find one.  Once the document has been Apostille authenticated in Sweden, it does not require any further legalisation or validation for use in other countries which are party to the Hague Convention.


Apostille certification is an internationally recognised way of legalising documents issued in one state, for official use in another state. The Hague Convention dated 5 October 1961 abolished the need to legalise foreign documents, and presented the Apostille certification which is an official government-issued certificate affixed to documents, allowing them to be legally recognised when presented in other states. The Apostille certificate is generally affixed, signed, and stamped on the reverse side of your document, and includes a raised seal and a serial number. The Apostille Certificate is generally issued by the state from which the document originates. The process of obtaining legalisation by Apostille for public documents entails authentication of both the origin of the document as well as the officials who have signed and stamped the document.  Depending on the document which requires legalisation the process can appear lengthy and complex, however, DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services provide expert service and handle all arrangements from start to finish. Once the documents have been Apostille certified they are promptly returned to you by post or courier.


Only Public Notaries in Sweden are authorized to issue Apostille certificates on public documents which are intended for use in another country that is a party to the Hague Convention.  When a document is Apostille certified according to the Hague Convention, this means that the document will then not need to be further legalized. Apostille certification can be issued for documents that are signed and issued by official capacity by Governments. Private or corporate documents which require Apostille legalisation in Sweden will first need to be legalised by a Public Notary, and once this has been completed, another Public Notary can provide the Apostille Certification.


Companies and individuals in the UK and Republic of Ireland may require Apostille authentication of Swedish documents for various different reasons, including setting up a company branch, signing contracts, or moving or studying in the UK or Republic of Ireland. The experienced professionals from DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services are available throughout the legalisation process to answer any questions which you may have, and are able to guide you with regard to what documents need to be legalised.

Most public Swedish documents can be Apostille legalised, these include but are not limited to:

–  Documents originating from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce

–  Articles of Incorporation

–  Registration Certificates

–  Tax Registrations

–  Police Reports

–  Case rulings, files, and transcripts issued from Swedish Courts

–  Power of attorney

–  Educational documents such as transcripts, decrees, certificates, etc.

–  Civil Status certificates (birth, marriage, divorce, adoption certificates, etc)

The Apostille certification stamp is affixed on original documents, however, we are aware that originals sometimes get lost and misplaced – in this case the inhouse experts at DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services may also be able to assist in obtaining a legalised copy, which can then go through the Apostille certification process.


Similarly, DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services can arrange for documents that have been issued in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to be authenticated by Apostille for use in Sweden. In this case, the original documents, or a certified copy, are submitted to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London or the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin. Once they have been legalised by Apostille, the documents can then be officially used or submitted in Sweden. Documents that are issued in the UK or the Republic of  Ireland which require Apostille certification for use in Sweden include Civil Status documents, Legal and Corporate documents, Educational certificates, etc. Please contact us for further details. DocsBase Apostille & Consular Legalisation Services have in-house experts with an extensive background in Apostille certification, who ensure high quality and confidentiality is maintained at all times while providing a speedy turnaround of your documents.  We look forward to hearing from you so that we can provide you with a personalised quote and answer any questions you may have.