Service of Documents

Transfer of international service of documents activities from the Government Offices to the County Administrative Board of Stockholm

On 1 January 2014, international service of documents activities will be transferred from the Government Offices (Ministry of Justice) to the County Administrative Board of Stockholm. The County Administrative Board will thus become the new central authority for international service of documents and the receiving body for certain types of international cases concerning service of documents.

In Government Bill 2012/13:182 'International Service of Documents', the Government proposed amendments to the Service of Process Act (2010:1932), which together with a new ordinance regulation will create a modern and more efficient process for international service of documents. In addition, clearer regulations concerning service of documents abroad were proposed, as well as which conditions are to apply concerning assistance with service in Sweden, including when deviations from the Service of Process Act's regulations may occur and which translation requirements are to apply to requests for service of documents. Finally, amendments to the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400) were proposed, aimed at making it clear that secrecy also applies in assistance with service of documents. The Riksdag has adopted the proposals in the Bill and the legislative amendments will enter into force in conjunction with the transfer of service activities on 1 January 2014 (Committee Report 2013/14:JuU5, Riksdag Communication 2013/14:37).

Contact information

Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län (County Administrative Board of Stockholm)
Centralmyndigheten för internationell delgivning (The central authority for international service of documents)
Box 22067

Tel: + 46 (0)8 785 40 00
Fax: + 46 (0)8 785 40 01

Ministry responsible