Last posting dates for Christmas 2017

04 October 2017

With some economy deadlines already gone it's never too early to start preparing for Christmas.

International Christmas post deadlines:

International Economy, previously Surface Mail

Wednesday September 27: Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (apart from Middle East, South Africa, USA, Canada and Far East)

Thursday September 28: Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)

Thursday October 12: Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA

Thursday November 2: Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

Thursday November 16: Africa, Middle East

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

Sunday December 2: Middle East, Africa

Wednesday December 6: Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe (not including Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia), Far East

Thursday December 7: Caribbean, Central and South America

Saturday December 9: Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Turkey

Wednesday December 13: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy Poland

Thursday December 14: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday December 15: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia Switzerland

Saturday December 16: Belgium, France, 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 27: Operational BFPOs

Monday December 11: Static BFPOs

Domestic Christmas post deadlines

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

Thursday December 21: 1st Class, Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For and Special Delivery Guaranteed

Friday December 22: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Delivery

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