Christmas Last Posting Dates

Make sure your cards and parcels arrive on time by using our handy guide to last posting dates. Remember that we have two collections every day Monday to Friday at 10.30am and 4.30pm, and one collection at 10.30am on a Saturday.  Post received before these times on the days set out below should reach it’s destination in time for Christmas.

Last Posting Date Destination
Royal Mail International Economy
Saturday 16th November Western Europe
HM Forces mail – (BFPO)
Monday 26th November International Standard to operational HM Forces Mail
Friday 14th December International Standard to Static HM Forces Mail
International Standard (airmail) and International tracking signature Services

Monday 9th December

Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far East, Middle East
Tuesday 10th December Cyprus, Malta
Wednesday 11th December Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 12th December Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
Saturday 14th December Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Monday 16th December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Wednesday 18th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
UK Service
Wednesday 18th December UK 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For
Friday 20th December UK 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For, Parcelforce Worldwide express48, express48Large
Monday 23rd December Special Delivery Guaranteed, Parcelforce Worldwide express24, AM, 9  & 10