Make sure addresses are written correctly, so that your letters and parcels are delivered to the right recipients.
How to address an item of mail
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.
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.
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.