Certain types of guardianship appointments in Scandinavia are based on a finding of
legal incompetence. These types of legal guardians can be identified by the titles
that appear on the appointment papers. No further evidence of incompetence is required
when it is established that these legal guardianships exist.
If there is any reason to question information on appointment papers from these countries,
forward the material to the Office of International Programs (OIP), Office of Foreign
Program Policy (OFPP) for further investigation. Other countries will be added to
this section as more information becomes available.