Last posting dates for Christmas 2019

19 November 2019

Don't miss the post! Here are all the deadlines you need to make sure your festive cards and gifts reach friends and family on time.



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 12Canada, 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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