International Christmas post deadlines:
International Economy, previously Surface Mail
Saturday October 5: Australia, New Zealand, Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore) and all other non-European destinations (except Canada, USA and South Africa)
Saturday October 12: Canada, USA, South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore
Saturday November 2: Cyprus, Greece, Eastern Europe, Iceland, Malta and Turkey
Saturday November 16: Western Europe
International Standard (previously Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature Services (previously Airsure and International Signed For)
Monday December 9: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Middle and Far East
Tuesday December 10: Malta and Cyprus
Wednesday December 11: Eastern Europe (not including Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday December 12: Australia, New Zealand, Greece and Turkey
Saturday December 14: Canada, USA. Finland, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic and Italy
Monday December 16: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia and Switzerland
Wednesday December 18: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg
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International HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office (BFPO)
Monday November 25: Airmail to Operational HM Forces
Friday December 13: Airmail to Static HM Forces
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Domestic Christmas post deadlines
Wednesday December 18: 2nd Class and Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For
Friday December 20: 1st Class, Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48*
Saturday December 21: Royal Mail Tracked 24*
Monday December 23: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed
*Please note that you can't buy Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail Tracked 48 services at Post Office branches.
These Click & Drop services are only available online at the Royal Mail website. You can print out postage for these items at home, then drop them off at a Customer Service Point (usually found in Royal Mail Delivery Offices).
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