Frequently Asked Questions
Power of Attorney
Question: Do you certify signatures on Powers of Attorney?
Answer: Yes. Please bring your valid ID to the Notary Public's office.
Question: Does the Notary Public produce Powers of Attorney?
Answer: No, the Notary Public certifies signatures on Powers of Attorney. You need to bring with you the Power of Attorney that you wish to sign.
Question: Does a Power of Attorney have to be in Swedish or English?
Answer: No, if the Notary Public is to certify the signature only, the Power of Attorney does not have to be in Swedish or English.
Question: Do you certify signatures on Spanish Powers of Attorney?
Answer: Yes. Please bring your valid passport and a Certificate of Identification (issued by the Swedish Tax Agency) to the Notary Public's office.
Question: Can you issue an Apostille in relation to a Power of Attorney?
Answer: Yes, in connection with notarizing the Power of Attorney.
Original or copy?
Question: Should I bring to you the copy that is to be certified?
Answer: No. Please bring the original. We make a copy and certify it.
Question: What is an Apostille?
Answer: An Apostille is, in general terms, a certification regarding the authenticity of the origin of a public document (as defined in the Hague Convention of 1961).
Question: What is the effect of an Apostille?
Answer: A public document with an Apostille is exempt from the requirement of certification by diplomatic or consular agents (legalisation)
of the country in which the document has to be produced.
Question: Do I have to be personally present?
Answer: Yes, if your signature is to be certified or if you want to have a life certificate issued, you need to be personally present. In most other cases someone else can bring the documents to the Notary Public.
Question: When and how do I pay?
Answer: Fees are paid when you leave the documents for notarization. Payment is preferably made by card (VISA and MasterCard). Business customers may in certain cases pay against invoice.
Question: What is the normal turnaround time for a matter?
Answer: Notarized documents can normally be collected two working days later. We can send your notarized documents by post or courier service to a destination of your choice.
Question: Do you translate documents?
Answer: No, we certify translations made by translators authorized by Kammarkollegiet.
Question: Where can I find authorized translators?
Answer: You will find authorized translators here.