How to address an item of mail
The address should be placed in the lower right part of the envelope.
A Swedish address for mail sent to a private individual usually consists of three lines:
First name Surname
Street Building number
You do not need to write the country in the destination address when sending letters within Sweden. When sending international letters, you need to write the name of the country, in Swedish or English, at the bottom of the address, under the postcode and the town. It is also good to write the sender’s address on the back of the letter.
Franking and stamps
Stamps should be placed in the top right corner of the envelope.
Addressing registered mail (Rek), parcels and cash on delivery items
It is important that the name on the consignment is the same as the name on the recipient’s ID document. In the case of minors without a valid ID document, parents can collect parcels and cash on delivery items on their behalf. In such cases, the parent has to present his/her ID and also a personal registration document showing that he/she is the legal guardian.
Sending mail to children
Remember to write the child’s full name on the letter or parcel. When choosing how you want to send an item of mail, please note that a child needs a valid ID document to collect registered mail, parcels and cash on delivery items.
If a child does not have a valid ID document, parcels and cash on delivery items can be collected by their parents or legal guardians, if these present their ID document and a personal registration document showing who is the legal guardian.
Registered mail requires that all parents or legal guardians sign for such items of mail and show their ID documents and personal registration documents. Both guardians do not have to be there in person, but the person collecting the item must have the other guardian’s ID document with them, and also their signature on the delivery notification.
Care Of-addressing, c/o
Addresses that include “c/o” addressing are used if a person’s mail is being sent to a different person’s address. People who rent a room or rent accommodation indirectly (i.e. not directly from the owner) should therefore not use c/o in their address information, but should instead put their name on the door or on the multi-occupancy mailbox.
Postal operator zone
In order to enable us to deliver your consignment in the best possible way, a sorting code is used. This can be printed either directly on the consignment or on a label.
Game and informational videos
Test your address skills with the game developed by the Post and Telecom Authority, or watch the authority’s informational videos, if you want to find out more about addressing.
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