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 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.
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 made in cash or 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 on the next working day.
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: 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.