Where is my parcel?
If you need more information about the content of the parcel or its location, contact Posti or the transport company.
Please note: Change as of 1 July
From 1 July 2021, all parcels arriving from outside the EU must be declared, and VAT has to be paid for them. Read more: Everything must be declared
How am I notified of a consignment that needs to be cleared?
Foreign item tracking services often notify “Lähetys on Tullissa” or “Held by Customs”. The consignments, however, are not located in any Customs facility, but they are located in a warehouse of Posti or another transport company. If the consignment has to be declared, Posti or some other transport company in Finland will send you a notification saying that you need to declare the consignment. You will receive the notification in Posti’s Item Tracking or OmaPosti, or by a text message, email or letter.
Posti or the transport company
- knows where your parcel is
- sends the notices of arrival
- stores parcels to be cleared
- transports the parcels after clearance
- returns parcels.
- supervises and may stop and control parcels that arrive in Finland and parcels that are transported via Finland.
- gives instructions on how to clear your consignment.
Yes. Customs has the right to open letters, packages and other consignments for justified reasons, but without infringing secrecy of correspondence. A consignment opened by Finnish Customs is closed with tape that reads ‘opened by Customs’.
The consignment is sometimes opened and inspected in the country of dispatch or in some other country along the transport route. For more information, contact the consignor or the freight carrier.
Yes. Customs can intercept a letter, parcel or some other consignment in order to examine if the conditions of importation are met.
You will receive a notification if your consignment is intercepted. If Customs decides to seize a consignment, Customs will notify the consignor or consignee about the decision on seizure.
No. Customs never returns consignments.
Within 20 days of their date of arrival, Posti returns postal consignments for which a customs declaration has not been submitted and for which import duties have not been paid. For more information contact Posti.
Finnish Customs supervises arriving, exiting and transited consignments through various control methods and, when necessary, examines consignments.