Redeeming invalid banknotes
The Riksbank has the possibility to redeem all invalid Swedish banknotes, regardless of their age, for a fee of SEK 100. The Riksbank complies with the Swedish Act on Measures against Money Laundering and therefore needs to check where the banknotes have come from. You must therefore explain in your application, in as much detail as possible, exactly where you got the invalid banknotes and why they were not used while they were legal tender. Please also enclose any supporting documentation, such as receipts, account statements or similar that confirm your explanation. If you are acting as proxy for someone else, you need to send in a power-of-attorney document.
NB! The Riksbank does not accept foreign banknotes for redemption.
Amendments to the Riksbank's regulations on the redemption of invalid banknotes
The Riksbank has decided to amend the regulations on the redemption of invalid banknotes (RBFS2015:1). This means that companies that handle cash in their day-to-day operations will no longer be able to request the redemption of invalid banknotes they have accepted. The amendment to the regulations refers only to invalid banknotes, not to damaged or discoloured banknotes. The new regulations (2017:1) will come into force on 1 June 2017.
Rules and Regulations on notes, coins and depots. How you redeem your invalid banknotes:
You can redeem invalid banknotes in two different ways:
Use the Riksbank's
online form (see below), you will need to have a BankID or a mobile BankID. Read more here about how to proceed if you would like to apply for a BankID or a mobile BankID.
Fill in the Riksbank's
offline form (see below), print it out and sign it. After that, you should send the form together with the banknotes to the Riksbank by post.
Fill in your details directly on the website and sign using BankID or mobile BankID.
Log in using BankID or mobile BankID:
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Read how to get BankID
Fill in your details on the form and sign it
Follow the instructions carefully when you complete the form. There are also forms for certifying ID and power-of-attorney in the top right menu. When you have completed the form, print it out and sign it. After that, you should send the form together with the banknotes to the Riksbank by post.
The Riksbank's fee is SEK 100
The Riksbank only redeems the banknotes if their total value exceeds SEK 100. This is because we charge a fee of SEK 100 for each case, regardless of how many banknotes are involved or the size of the amount to be redeemed.
If you would like to have your money deposited in an account in a foreign bank, we ask you to use the
After you have completed the Riksbank's web form, you should send the banknotes to the Riksbank, we can accept normal post as well as recommended and registered letters. Contact your local post office for information on the postal service’s insurance terms. The address is:
Inlösen/Redemption of banknotes
103 37 Stockholm
Please note that we do not have any office you can visit to redeem the banknotes, you need to send them by post as one of the alternatives above.
It usually takes around two weeks before the money is credited to your account. At present, however, we have a high level of activity, which means it may take longer than normal to process applications. The Riksbank does not send any kind of notification when the money is deposited in your account.
Please do not send any valid banknotes to the Riksbank, only banknotes that are invalid. It is not possible to send coins to the Riksbank, as we only redeem commemorative coins.
Do you have any questions?
Contact the Riksbank, telephone 08-787 09 06. Telephone hours are non-holiday weekdays, 08.00–12.00. You can also contact us by email at email@example.com.
Read more about the Swedish Act on Measures against Money Laundering