Last posting dates for Christmas 2016

20 September 2016

With some of the global last Christmas posting dates in September, it's never too early to start preparing for Christmas.

International Christmas post deadlines:

International Economy, previously Surface Mail

Wednesday September 28: Africa (except South Africa), Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central and South America, New Zealand.

Thursday September 29: Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)

Thursday October 13: Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA

Thursday November 3: Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

Thursday November 17: Western Europe

International Standard (previously Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (previously Airsure and International Signed For)

Sunday December 3: Middle East, Africa

Wednesday December 7: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (not including Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Thursday December 8: Caribbean, Central and South America

Saturday December 10: Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Wednesday December 14: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy Poland

Thursday December 15: USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden

Friday December 16: Austria, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland

Saturday December 17: France, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg

Contract Surface Air Life

Friday November 11: South America, Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Far East, New Zealand, Australia

Friday November 18: USA, Canada, Middle East

International Standard HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

Monday November 28: Operational BFPOs

Monday December 12: Static BFPOs

Domestic Christmas post deadlines

Tuesday December 20: 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For

Wednesday December 21: 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For

Friday December 23: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

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