FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 3(1) – Transmitting agencies
Courts, enforcement authorities and other Swedish authorities which serve judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.
Article 3(2) – Receiving agencies
Stockholm County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län)
Article 3(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents
Article 3(4)(d) – Languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I
The standard form may be completed in Swedish or English.
Article 4 – Central body
Stockholm County Administrative Board
Article 7 – Assistance in address enquiries
If the address of a person who is to be served with a judicial or extrajudicial document is unknown, the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) will assist by providing the addresses of natural persons, and the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) by providing company addresses. There is no particular formal procedure for obtaining access to this information.
Information can be requested from the Swedish Tax Agency by ringing the Agency on +46 771-567567 or by clicking on the following link Ask a question or give a reply | Skatteverket. The link takes you to an online form through which you can submit an address enquiry. You can also send queries by post to the following address: Skatteverket, 205 30 Malmö, Sweden. If sending a query by post, you can use form B.
You can request information from the Swedish Companies Registration Office by ringing the Office on +46 771
851 81 Sundsvall, Sweden. If sending a query by email or post, you can use form B.
The requested authority looks for the receiving party’s new address on its own initiative if the receiving party has left the address given in the summons.
Address of natural person(s):
Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)
Tel.: +46 771-567567
Postal address: Skatteverket, 205 30 Malmö
Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket)
Tel.: +46 771 670 670
Postal address: Bolagsverket 832 81 Sundsvall
Article 8 – Transmission of documents
Swedish and English are both accepted on the standard form.
Article 12 – Refusal to accept a document
Article 13 – Date of service
Article 14 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served
Swedish and English are both accepted on the certificate of service.
Article 15 – Costs of service
Article 17 – Service by diplomatic agents or consular officers
Article 19 – Electronic service
Article 20 – Direct service
The Swedish Police Authority (Polismyndigheten) or authorised service company.
Article 22 – Defendant not entering an appearance
Article 29 – Relationship with agreements or arrangements between Member States
Article 33(2) – Notification on the early use of the decentralised IT-system
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