Where is my parcel?

If you want to know the whereabouts of the parcel you ordered, use the item tracking service of Posti/the carrier. If you have any questions on the tracking of the consignment, contact the carrier.

Customs is not a carrier. This means that the consignments do not arrive at Customs, and Customs does not store them either. Also, Customs does not send any notices of arrival or return consignments. Because Customs has no information about the consignment or its contents, we cannot help you with these questions. Please contact Posti or the carrier directly. 

If the consignment status is “Lähetys on tullissa” or “Held by Customs”, it has to be cleared through customs

Usually, ”Lähetys on tullissa/Held by Customs” means that the consignment has to be cleared. The goods are located in Posti’s or the carrier’s warehouse, not at Customs’ facilities.
Only after you have cleared the consignment, Posti or the carrier can deliver it to you or you can pick it up from the carrier’s warehouse.
You can clear your consignment online:  Go to the Import Declaration Service (in Finnish)

If the shipment contains goods under prohibitions or restrictions and there is no appropriate licence for it, the matter can be processed as a criminal offence, either as a medicine offence, smuggling offence or narcotics offence.

Points to consider

Customs has the right to open letters, packages and other shipments for justified reasons, but without infringing secrecy of correspondence.

If Customs has intercepted a letter, package or some other type of shipment in order to examine if the prerequisites of importation are met, the customer is notified about this. Customs adds its own markings on the opened postal consignment. Customs closes the shipments its opens with tape that reads “opened by Customs”.

When Customs decides to detain a shipment, Customs will notify the consignor or consignee about the decision.


Customs has the right to open letters, packages and other shipments for justified reasons, but without infringing secrecy of correspondence.   Customs adds its own markings on the opened postal consignment. Customs closes the shipments its opens with tape that reads “opened by Customs”.

Please note that the shipment may have been opened and inspected already in the country of departure or in some other country along the transport route. If necessary, you should contact the sender of the shipment or the freight carrier.


Customs never returns shipments. Within 20 days of their date of arrival, the postal service returns shipments for which a customs declaration has not been submitted and for which import duties have not been paid. If necessary, you should contact the freight carrier.


Customs supervises arriving, exiting and transited shipments through various means and, when necessary, conducts customs controls.


Your consignment, which will have to be cleared through customs, will not arrive at Customs. It is held by the carrier. If your consignment is a postal parcel, it is held by Posti. If some other carrier transports the consignment, it is in their warehouse.

The message ”Lähetys on tullissa” or “Held by Customs” sent by the carrier usually means that the consignment has to be cleared, so that Posti or the carrier in question can deliver it to you. Remember that it is only after you have cleared the consignment through customs that it can be delivered to you.

You can clear your consignment online (in Finnish or Swedish) or buy the customs clearance as a service from Posti or the carrier in question. Where is my parcel?
Do you have questions about the transport? Please contact Posti or the carrier in question.


Supervision, controls and further administrative measures are made based on the Customs Act. Restrictions and prohibitions on import, export and transit are included in goods-specific legislation, the supervision of which is assigned to Customs.


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