Serving documents (recast)


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Serving documents

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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

Article 7(1)(c)

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 +46 771 670 670 or by emailing your query to You can also send queries by post to the following address: Bolagsverket , . 851 81 Sundsvall, Sweden. If sending a query by email or post, you can use form B.

Article 7(2)(c)

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

Email: Ask a question or give a reply | Skatteverket

Postal address: Skatteverket, 205 30 Malmö

Company addresses:

Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket)

Tel.: +46 771 670 670


Postal address: Bolagsverket , 832 81 Sundsvall

Web: Start page – Find company information (

Article 8 – Transmission of documents

Swedish and English are both accepted on the standard form.

Article 12 – Refusal to accept a document

Not applicable.

Article 13 – Date of service

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.

Article 17 – Service by diplomatic agents or consular officers

Not applicable.

Article 19 – Electronic service

Not applicable.

Article 20 – Direct service

The Swedish Police Authority (Polismyndigheten) or authorised service company.

Article 22 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Not applicable.

Article 29 – Relationship with agreements or arrangements between Member States

Not applicable.

Article 33(2) – Notification on the early use of the decentralised IT-system

Not applicable.

Last update: 30/05/2024

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