Australian Embassy
Sweden
Finland, Latvia and Estonia

Services to Australians

Services for Australians Overseas

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website

Passport services

Information on how to apply for an Australian passport is available on our "Passport Services" page. The page contains up to date information on the passport process, including on-line passport application forms, list of supporting documents required, current fees and payment details.

Lost or stolen passports

If your passport has been lost or stolen, you are required by law to report the loss or theft. This should be done as soon as practicable to your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate or via our on-line service. To report your passport lost or stolen online, please click here. Please note that passports reported as lost or stolen will be immediately and permanently cancelled. A cancelled passport must not be used for travel.

 

Consular Services

The Australian Embassy provides consular assistance for Australians in Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia.

There are legal limits on to what the Australian Embassy can do to assist Australians overseas. Please see "What we can and cannot do" for further advice.

If you require consular services, please contact the Embassy on +46 8 613 2900 during business hours.  24-hour emergency assitance for Australian citizens is available from the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305.

Department's Privacy Policy

The Department's Privacy Policy is available at www.dfat.gov.au/privacy.html

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.

Notarial and Legal Services

Comprehensive information about the different notarial and legal services provided by Australian Embassies overseas is available at the smartraveller website.

Honorary Consuls in Helsinki, Riga and Tallinn are not able to provide any notarial or legal services, nor provide advice on these matters. Notarial services are performed only by the Australian Embassy in Stockholm.

Notarial Appointments

Appointments are required for notarial services.  The Australian Embassy in Stockholm performs notarial services between 14.00-16.15 on Wednesdays.  To make an appointment, please book via the links below or contact the Embassy on +46 8 613 2900.  Please bring with you the relevant form(s).  You should verify your identity by presenting a valid photo ID (passport, driver’s licence or photo ID-card).  Fees may only be paid via Eftpos (debit card or credit card).  The Embassy does not accept cash. Please see “Consular Fees” (below) for current fees and payment details.

Book here for:  Certifiying Copy of a Document, Witnessing of Signature for Commonwealth Statutory Declarations, Drivers License Kit - NSW & QLD, Apostilles and authentication or certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage (CNI).

Book here for:  Land Transfer/Sale/Mortgage Documentation,  Witnessing of Signature for State Statutory Declarations, Drivers License Kit - VIC, SA, WA, TAS and ACT or a Certified Copy to connect with any of these services.   

Notarial Fees

Notarial fees apply for all notarial and legal services. Fees for notarial and legal services are set under Australian legislation. The consular fees (in Swedish Kronor) are reviewed monthly and may be adjusted due to variations in exchange rate to the Australian dollar. Please see consular fees (below) for our current fees and payment information.

Notarial Services Disclaimer

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy, Stockholm are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy in Stockholm guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.

The following are some of the common notarial services that are provided by the Australian Embassy in Stockholm. Please note that fees apply for all notarial and legal services.

1. Witnessing signatures

Including State and Commonwealth Statutory Declaration, drivers licence renewal and Notice of Intended Marriage (for marriage in Australia)

The law often requires that a signature on a document be witnessed or authenticated before a document can be relied on legally. Solicitors, Justices of the Peace and Notaries Public normally perform such functions, but Consular Officers overseas may also be empowered to witness signatures.

Common documents that required your signature to be witnessed are:

  • A driver's licence renewal application
  • State and Commonwealth Statutory Declarations
  • A Notice of Indended Marriage form
  • Applications for Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage

Online forms

2. Making and certifying copies of documents

When Consular Officers are asked to certify a document, they are certifying that the copy is a "true copy" of the document presented to them. The documents presented must be originals. The Consular Officer will use the following text: "This is a true copy of the document presented to me". If you require a different form of words, please consult a Notary Public or the authority from which the document originated.

3. Issue of Apostilles

Consular officers may undertake legalisation of signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents (apostilles and authentications).

4. Issue of Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI for marriage overseas)

Consular Fees

The consular fees (in Swedish Kronor) are reviewed monthly and may be adjusted due to variations in exchange rate to the Australian dollar. Make sure to pay the current fee for the month you are submitting your documents (i.e. the month the Embassy receives your documents). Fees for consular services at the Australian Embassy in Stockholm may be paid via eftpos (debit card or credit card). 

Consular Fees (September 2017)

  • Witnessing signature – SEK 455 per signature
  • Making and certifying a copy of a document – SEK 455 per document
  • Issuing an Apostille - SEK 520
  • Issuing Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) – SEK 910
  • Driving License Kits - SEK 910
  • Land Transfers/Sale/Mortgage documentation - SEK 455

Fees for registered mail

If original documents have been provided to the Embassy, we strongly recommend you request to have the documents returned to you with registered mail. For registered mail, please add the following to amount to the consular fee:

  • Within Sweden – SEK 100
  • Outside Sweden – SEK 150

How do I pay for my notarial service?

Fees for notarial services lodged at the Australian Embassy in Stockholm can only be paid via eftpos (debit card or credit card).


Applicants living in Finland, Latvia and Estonia can pay using the Credit Card/Debit Authorisation Form.  Please download the form here.  Your credit/debit card will be processed for the full amount including postage in Swedish Kronor (SEK), by the Embassy in Stockholm. 

Please note, the notarial service will not be processed until the Embassy has received the correct documentation and payment. 

 

Travelling or residing overseas? Register your contact details online

If you are an Australian citizen travelling or residing overseas, please register your  details at www.smartraveller.gov.au

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