About Us Attestation of Documents Related to Adoption

Those, who wish to adopt children from India are allowed to do so only through approved Adoption Agencies in Sweden. These approved Adoption Agencies are:

§  Adoptions Centrum

§  Family Association for Inter Country Adoption

§  Barnens framfor Allt

If the adopting parents require any document to be attested by the Embassy, they must follow a procedure: get the document attested first by a Notary Public and then by the concerned Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The following documents need to be submitted for such attestation:

§  Document to be attested with regard to the adoption of a child from India

§  Duly filled in Miscellaneous Services Form (available in the link 'Application Forms' under subhead ‘Other Forms and Affidavits’ - item number 1)

§  For Indian passport holders: original passport (if personally coming to Embassy), a photocopy of the first and last pages of the passport and visa copy/ For Swedish passport holders: original passport (if personally coming to Embassy), a photocopy of the passport and a copy of first and last pages of OCI card (if applicable)

§  A proof of bank-giro payment of SEK 227 in BG No. 5816-4930

§  The documents are to be submitted by the applicants between 8.30 hrs - 11.30 hrs. They can be collected between 8.30 hrs - 11.30 hrs on the appointed day, as advised by the official on the counter [Please book an appointment before visiting the Embassy ]

§  Applicant can apply for the service by sending all the documents via post

§  In case the applicant wishes the document to be sent back to him/her by post, he/she is liable to deposit a self-addressed adequately-stamped envelope

§  Processing Time: at least three working days

Attestation of Documents Issued by Swedish/Latvian Authorities

If attestation of documents issued by authorities in Sweden/Latvia is required (i.e. educational certificates, birth/marriage/death/divorce certificates, etc.), these will have to be authenticated by the Foreign Ministry of the concerned Government. In case attestation services by the Embassy are required after that, the individual needs to fulfil following conditions:

§  Submit the document to be attested

§  Duly filled in Miscellaneous Services Form (available in the link 'Application Forms' under subhead ‘Other Forms and Affidavits’ - item number 1)

§  For Indian passport holders: original passport (if personally coming to Embassy), a photocopy of the first and last pages of the passport and visa copy/ For Swedish passport holders: original passport (if personally coming to Embassy), a photocopy of the passport and a copy of first and last pages of OCI card (if applicable)

§  A proof of bank-giro payment of SEK 227 in BG No. 5816-4930

§  The documents are to be submitted by the applicants between 8.30 hrs - 11.30 hrs. They can be collected between 8.30 hrs - 11.30 hrs on the appointed day, as advised by the official on the counter [Please book an appointment before visiting the Embassy ]

§  Applicant can apply for the service by sending all the documents via post

§  In case the applicant wishes the document to be sent back to him/her by post, he/she is liable to deposit a self-addressed adequately-stamped envelope

§  Processing Time: at least three working days