Certificate of living


Certificate of living

In this section we explain what a life certificate is and how we can help you get one verified by a Notary Public.

What is a certificate of living?

A living certificate is a document that certifies that a person is still alive. The certificate may be needed for various reasons, for example when applying for a pension or when you want to write a will. A certificate of life can be described as a form of public certificate issued by an authority or a person authorized to issue such certificates. The certificate can also be called a life certificate, life certificate or similar.

Why do you need a certificate of residence?

As mentioned above, a certificate of living may be needed for various reasons. Common situations where a proof of residence may be required are:

  • Applying for a pension: When you apply for a pension, an authority or insurance company may require a certificate of survival to confirm that you are still alive.
  • Writing a will: If you want to write a will, it may be important to certify that you are alive at the time the will is written.
  • Banking matters: Some banks require a proof of residence in order to confirm your identity when, for example, withdrawals are made or to prevent fraud.
  • Pension from abroad: If you have worked abroad and receive a pension from another country, it is common that you need a certificate of living in order to continue to receive your pension.

What does it say on a certificate of living?

A certificate of living usually contains the following information:

  • Name: The certificate contains the name of the person to whom the certificate of living refers.
  • Social security number: The social security number can also be included on the certificate to verify that the person is the right person.
  • Date: The date on which the life certificate was issued.
  • Content of the certificate: The certificate contains wording that certifies that the person is still alive. Examples of wording could be “The person is alive and well” or “The person has confirmed that he/she is still alive”.
  • Signature: The certificate must be signed by the authority or person who issued the certificate.

What is a notary public?

A notary public is a person who is authorized to witness and certify various legal documents, for example life certificates. A notary public is an official appointed by the government and has an important role in ensuring that legal documents are correct and valid.

How can Apostille24 help you get a certificate of living signed by a notary public?

Apostille24 is a reliable and experienced service provider offering legal advice and services to individuals and businesses. We can help you get your life certificate signed by a notary public by:

  • Book an appointment: We can book an appointment for you with a notary public so you don’t have to look for one yourself.
  • Documentation: We help you collect all the documentation required to get a certificate of living signed by a notary public.
  • Translation: If you need a translation of your life certificate into another language, we can help you with that too.

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns!


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Frequently asked questions - FAQ

What is a certificate of leaving?

A life certificate is an official document that certifies that a person is still alive

Why should I use a Notary Public?

Using a Notary Public is important to verify that the document is authentic and valid. This is especially important in business and legal transactions, as it can provide both parties with added security and protection. It is often in connection with international matters that a Notary Public is required.

What types of documents can be verified by a Notary Public?

A notary public can verify a wide range of documents, including passport copies, contracts, business documents, marriage certificates and more.

How much it cost to use a Notary Public?

Notarization costs SEK 499. Apostille costs SEK 499. Prices vary depending on the type of service and location, but there is usually a flat fee for each document verified.

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