The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:
Utrikesdepartementet Enheten för konsulära och civilrättsliga ärenden
(Foreign Ministry Department for Consular Affairs and Civil Law)
S-103 39 Stockholm
Phone: +46 (8) 405 1000 (switchboard) / +46 (8) 405 5005 (emergency number outside office hours)
Fax: +46 (8) 723 1176;
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2) are Swedish and English.
For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child - Article 45(2): Swedish or English.
If the application relates entirely or in part to a child's person, it should be made to the district court (tingsrätt) as provided for in Chapter 21 Section 1 of the Swedish Children and Parents Code (föräldrabalken).
If the application does not relate to a child's person, it should be made to the district court where the other party has his or her residence, or to the Nacka district court if the other party is not resident in Sweden.
If the application relates entirely or in part to a child's person, it should be made to the district court in accordance with Article 29(2) of the Brussels II Regulation.
If the application does not relate to a child's person, it should likewise be made to the district court determined in accordance with Article 29(2) of the Brussels II Regulation.
The appeals provided for by Article 33 must be lodged with the district court that handed down the decision.
The appeals provided for by Article 34 can be lodged only with a court of appeal (hovrätt) or with the Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen).
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