Our process server in Sweden will serve your documents fast and efficiently.

Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including international service of process by Sweden process server. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, or through our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in Sweden (see below).

Process Server One specializes in legal service in Sweden and is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy in order to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We’ve developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world.

Process Server One is familiar with laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents are to be served. With offices in 8 countries, serving major regions around the world, we consistently monitor current events and service strategies. Our business relationships with the judicial authorities in the U.S. Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding of their procedures and requirements.

Why Choose Process Server One?

  • Our extensive network of both process servers and connections get your documents delivered in a timely manner
  • We deliver your documents through methods that are accepted in all courts worldwide
  • We will serve your legal documents anywhere in the world
  • We provide you with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, diligent and competent international service specialists
  • We quote firm rates, in advance – with no hidden fees

The following is a summary of the methods available for service in Sweden as well as a specific proposal for process service.

FORMAL SERVICE

Many countries are signatories to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations; Sweden is one of them. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language of the country where the documents will be served. The time frame can range from 2 to 3 months (recently 2 1/2 months).

Advantage: Enforceable judgment.

Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.

INFORMAL SERVICE

Private process servers may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague Service Convention, or not. Service is normally handled in a manner like methods used in the United States, although completion of the service usually takes longer. Customs and traditions in Sweden tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits, particularly in some European countries. Service may take several months but informal service is generally faster than the formal method. Many process servers who we employ are off-duty police officers or other government officials who can, in certain cases, exercise their official capacity to complete the service. Since we pay the process server a bonus (at our own expense) for prompt service, the normal delays are usually reduced. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 2 weeks.

Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.

Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in in Sweden.

DEPOSITION OF U.S. CITIZENS

VOLUNTARY WITNESS:

American attorneys may take voluntary depositions in Sweden of American citizens whenever and wherever they choose if they obtain permission from the Swedish government. In order to obtain permission from the Foreign Ministry, an informal request should summarize the cause of action and indicate that an American is a party to the suit. This procedure is not available unless an American citizen is a party to the suit.

LETTERS ROGATORY:

(for Swedish citizens): If the witness is a Sweden citizen, Swedish authorities will take a deposition of a willing witness pursuant to the terms of the Hague Convention. You will need to file Letters Rogatory with the Court of jurisdiction.

INVOLUNTARY WITNESS:

If a witness must be compelled to appear and testify in Sweden, his/her deposition can only be taken by Swedish authorities. A request and the questions to be posed to the witness must be sent directly to the appropriate.

TIMEFRAME:

Depositions should be scheduled at least 4 months after the assignment is given to us to allow sufficient time for the Swedish government to complete their duties.

TRANSLATIONS

Most countries require the documents to be translated into the official language of the nation where they are to be served. The U.S. State Department recommends translation, but it is not a requirement unless the formal method is used. It is possible, although rare, that a demurer could be filed based upon lack of understanding by the defendant as to the nature and meaning of un-translated documents. We offer translation services at rates quoted below.

RATES

Service of process*

Formal: $795.00

Informal: $1395.00

Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)

*All fees are per defendant/address

Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)