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Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2016

For your convenience we have listed below the last posting dates for Christmas 2016. If you have have questions regarding this please contact us as we would be happy to help.

International Economy (formerly known as Surface Mail)

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Date,Destination
Wednesday 28 September,All non-European destinations (except Canada / Far East / Middle East / South Africa and USA)
Thursday 29 September,Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Thursday 13 October,Canada / Hong Kong / Singapore / South Africa / USA
Thursday 3 November,Cyprus / Eastern Europe / Greece / Iceland / Malta / Turkey
Thursday 17 November,Western Europe
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International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking and Signature services (formerly Airsure® and International Signed For®)

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Date,Destination
Saturday 3 December,Africa / Middle East
Wednesday 7 December,Asia / Cyprus / Far East / Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic / Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 8 December,Caribbean / Central and South America
Saturday 10 December,Australia / Greece / New Zealand
Wednesday 14 December,Czech Republic / Germany / Italy / Poland
Thursday 15 December,Canada / Finland / Sweden / USA
Friday 16 December,Austria / Denmark / Iceland / Portugal / Netherlands / Norway / Slovakia / Spain / Switzerland
Saturday 17 December,Belgium / France / Ireland / Luxembourg /
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International Standard HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office® (BFPO)

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Date,Destination
Monday 28 November, Operational BFPOs
Monday 12 December, Static BFPOs
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UK Non-contract Services

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Date,Destination
Tuesday 20 December,2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® 2nd Class
Wednesday 21 December,1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
Thursday 22 December,Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Friday 23 December,Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed®
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UK Business Contract Services

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Date,Destination
Saturday 17 December,Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted) Economy~~
Royal Mail Advertising Mail® Economy
Tuesday 20 December,2nd Class Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted or Unsorted)~~2nd Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail®~~2nd Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail®~~Royal Mail 48® with/without sorting options
Wednesday 21 December,Royal Mail Tracked 48®~~Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 48~~1st Class Royal Mail Business Mail® (Sorted or Unsorted)~~1st Class Royal Mail Advertising Mail®~~1st Class Royal Mail Publishing Mail®~~Royal Mail 24® with/without sorting options
Thursday 22 December,Royal Mail Tracked 24®~~Royal Mail Tracked Returns® 24~~Royal Mail Publishing Mail® Premium (posted by 01:00)~~Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®
Friday 23 December,Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed®
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Economy Deferred

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Date,For delivery over the Christmas / New Year Period
Wednesday 14 December,For delivery on/from Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 21 December,For delivery on/from or after Tuesday 3 January~~
(Wednesday 4 January in Scotland)
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Last arrival dates for Import Mail

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Date,Import Mail
Tuesday 20 December,Inward Surface Mail
Wednesday 21 December,Inward Airmail
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