According to the Swedish principle of public access to information, everyone has the right to access official documents unless they are protected by confidentiality.
The Supreme Administrative Court always assesses whether a document should be classified as confidential before it is disclosed.
Anyone with the right to access an official document also has a right to receive a copy of it. You have the right to remain anonymous when accessing an official document. There are various ways to have copies of official documents delivered. The cost of copies is regulated in the Swedish Fees Ordinance (SFS 1992:191). Although the authority releasing the document usually issues an invoice for copies, it might occasionally be necessary to pay cash on delivery.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can visit the Court to collect your copies and pay any fees in cash.
Many official documents are archived digitally and can be sent by email.
Public authorities are permitted to charge for orders of 10 documents or more. The first nine documents are free of charge, the tenth document costs SEK 50 and each subsequent document SEK 2.
For material that must be scanned, the public authority is permitted to charge a fee if the order is placed for ten pages or more. The first nine pages are free of charge, the tenth page costs SEK 50 and each subsequent page SEK 2.
A fee of the document has to be paid if the order is placed for 10 or more pages in length. The first nine pages are free of charge, the tenth page costs SEK 50 and each subsequent page SEK 2.
Audio files on CD/DVD
SEK 120 per CD/DVD.
Costs for postage and cash on delivery will be added.
If you wish to access an official document digitally, the Court will use secure email to protect sensitive personal data.
This means that all email will be delivered via a secure network in which all communications are encrypted.
The Court uses two different methods to send notifications:
- With a code (text-message authentication), meaning a notification will be sent to your email account. When you click on the link in the message, a text message containing a code will be sent to your mobile phone. You will need to provide the code in order to open the email in your inbox.
- Without a code, meaning you will not need to do anything apart from opening the message via the link provided.