The legalisation convention is the convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents, also known as the Apostille Convention (5 October 1961). This convention does not completely abolish legalisation but shortens the chain so that only a single action is required, the addition of an apostille. A document bearing an apostille does not require any further legalisation by the embassy or consulate of the country in which it is to be used.
Apostille for Sweden -
If your document originates from Sweden then it should be legalised by the correct authority where the document was created or issued. For any document issued in Barbados we suggest you try to contact the following apostille authority:
Designated Competent Authority(ies):
Since 1 January 2005, the Judicial Office at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs no longer issues Apostilles. Sweden has decentralised the issuance of Apostilles and designated all notaries public as Competent Authorities. There are approximately 250 notaries public in Sweden. They are appointed by the local County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen).
There is no centralised register of all notaries public. A comprehensive list is, however, published annually in the "Sveriges Statskalender", which can be ordered from: Fritzes kundservice, SE-
Contact details of notaries public may also be available from the relevant County Administrative Board. To access the full list of County Administrative Boards, click here.
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Price: The average cost for issuance of the Apostille is SEK 250 (approx. €27)