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Serving documents - Sweden


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.

Sweden

Serving documents


Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

Article 2(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents

Article 2(4)(d) – Languages that may be used for the completion of the standard form set out in Annex I

Article 3 – Central body

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

Articles 8(3) and 9(2) – Particular periods set by national law for serving documents

Article 10 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served

Article 11 – Costs of service

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Article 15 – Direct service

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Article 20 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 20(2)

Article 2(1) – Transmitting agencies

Courts, enforcement authorities and other Swedish authorities which serve judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters.

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List of competent authorities

Article 2(2) – Receiving agencies

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List of competent authorities

Article 2(4)(c) – Means of receipt of documents

Documents may be received by post or fax or by other methods agreed on in a specific instance. Contact may also be made by telephone.

Article 2(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 3 – Central body

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List of competent authorities

Article 4 – Transmission of documents

Swedish and English are both accepted on the standard form.

Articles 8(3) and 9(2) – Particular periods set by national law for serving documents

N/A

Article 10 – Certificate of service and copy of the document served

Swedish and English are both accepted on the certificate of service.

Article 11 – Costs of service

Sweden does not intend to make a charge for recourse to a judicial officer or other competent person.

Article 13 – Service by diplomatic or consular agents

Sweden accepts service by diplomatic or consular agents.

Article 15 – Direct service

In certain cases, Swedish law permits a person with an interest in a judicial proceeding to effect service of judicial and extrajudicial documents directly through the judicial officers, officials or other competent persons.

Article 19 – Defendant not entering an appearance

Swedish courts are not required to give a judgment if the conditions of Article 19(2) are met, but not those of Article 19(1). Sweden does not intend to issue any explanation under Article 19(4).

Article 20 – Agreements or arrangements to which Member States are parties and which comply with the conditions in Article 20(2)

Nordic agreement of 26 April 1974 on mutual legal assistance regarding the service of documents and the taking of evidence (SÖ 1975:42)


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Last update: 14/03/2017