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Shipping to Sweden from the UK

Are you looking to send parcels to Sweden? From Stockholm to Lapland, PACK & SEND understands what’s needed to get your package safely from A to B.

With over 30 years of experience delivering specialist freight forwarding, international shipping, and door-to-door packing and delivery services, PACK & SEND knows how to manage the safe and secure delivery of shipments across Europe.

Plus, dealing with fragile, large, awkward and valuable items is our speciality – so, no package is too big or too difficult for our international shipping experts.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to consider when shipping your goods to Sweden from the UK – including how to address your packages, plus information on Sweden’s unique customs requirements and import restrictions.

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PACK & SEND has a track record of delivering packages to Sweden in perfect condition. With a comprehensive range of packaging and shipping services – as well as offering bespoke end-to-end tracking of your package – we give you peace of mind over the delivery of your valuable or sentimental items.

With many of us having friends and family abroad – or even expanding domestic businesses into international markets – getting valuable cargo moved around Europe is a must. This is where PACK & SEND excels, from secure packing at our service centre to doorstep delivery.

Whether you’re planning a dream move overseas, sending valuables to loved ones or shipping to overseas customers, PACK & SEND offers an exceptional range of secure packing and delivering solutions tailored to your needs.

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When shipping goods to Sweden, make sure you’re aware of national import rules, plus additional EU regulations. Shipping from the UK has become a bit more of a challenge post-Brexit, meaning additional checks and tariffs.

Parcels entering Europe from the UK are subjected to extra customs and duty fees charged to the recipient and UK-based senders must complete a commercial invoice to ship products anywhere in the world. These tell Customs Officials whether items should be subject to import duties, and if so, how much they need to charge.

Find out how Brexit impacts your shipping plans and costs on our dedicated page. At PACK & SEND, we’ll always talk you through the best options for your package.

Some packages are exempt from customs charges – like personal effects and items intended as gifts that are valued below SEK 1,600 – provided they’re in line with Sweden’s import regulations.

Make sure you qualify for relevant Customs Duty and VAT-free allowances by following the shipping instructions issued by the UK government.

Some common mistakes include:

  • Not filling in the paperwork correctly (putting information in the wrong place or missing sections entirely)
  • Trying to send prohibited or restricted items
  • Being too vague or not providing enough detail in your documents – e.g. instead of just writing ‘clothes’, state ‘2x men’s cotton shirts, made in England’
  • Sending items without the correct licenses and certificates

When you work with PACK & SEND, we help make sure any package is nationally and EU-compliant.

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Like most countries, Sweden has unique regulations when it comes to what you can legally import.

Knowing exactly what items can be imported, in what quantities, and what’s prohibited, saves hassle when it comes to sending items internationally. Sending prohibited or restricted items without a license means they may be seized and either destroyed or sent back to you.

For example, the import of meat and dairy products from non-EU countries is prohibited and alcohol products will be subject to import fees, even when intended as gifts. If you’re unsure about the guidelines around your items, check Sweden’s dedicated imports page.

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Every nation has its unique way of formatting domestic addresses.

When shipping to Sweden, the receiver’s name and title should appear in the first line, with the street name and house or building number on the second line.

The third line is for a 5-digit postal code and the city or town.

For example:

Sven Bjorgsson
Roslagsgatan 10
113 51 Stockholm

Rounding off the address with the destination country can help avoid delays and confusion.

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At PACK & SEND, our exemplary record of delivering parcels to Sweden gives you peace of mind over safe and secure delivery.

From start to finish, our shipping services are tailored to your needs – including a range of air and sea freight options and even express delivery for urgent items. We always strive to get a signature upon delivery of the package, too – which not all couriers offer.

PACK & SEND’s comprehensive cover protects you against loss or damage in transit, too, in case the worst happens.

Get in touch with one of our service centre experts today or get an online quote for your deliveries to Sweden.

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What items are prohibited to send to Sweden?

Alcohol, some personal effects and animal products are amongst the items which are prohibited for import to Sweden. Whilst these goods are prohibited for import, solutions can be found in some circumstances, contact your local service centre for more information. Seeking a full list of restricted goods is important before shipping anything to make sure it will be permitted for transport.

What ways are there to get an item sent to Sweden?

When shipping goods to Sweden the delivery methods used by PACK & SEND are air and road freight services.

How long will my things take to reach Sweden?

For shipments going to Sweden PACK & SEND estimate a delivery time of 3-4 working days. This is only estimated as with customs clearance delivery times can face unexpected changes.







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