Royal Mail announce last posting dates for Christmas 2013

International Services

International Surface Mail
Monday 30 September – Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central & South America, New Zealand
Tuesday 1 October – Far and Middle East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Tuesday 15 October – Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA
Tuesday 5 November – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
Tuesday 19 November – Western Europe

International Airmail including Airsure® and International Signed For™
Wednesday 4 December – Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 5 December – Australia
Friday 6 December – Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 9 December – Cyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 10 December – Canada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 13 December – USA
Saturday 14 December – Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)

Last arrival dates for Import Mail
Monday 9 December – Inward Surface Mail
Friday 20 December – Inward Airmail

HM Forces Mail – British Forces Post Office (BFPO)
Friday 29 November – Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Friday 13 December – Airmail to Static BFPOs

UK Services

Non-Contract Services
Wednesday 18 December – 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Friday 20 December – 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
Monday 23 December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™

Business Contract Services
Tuesday 17 December – Business Mail (Sorted) Economy, Advertising Mail™ Economy
Wednesday 18 December – 2nd Class Business Mail (Sorted or Unsorted), Advertising Mail™, Publishing Mail, Royal Mail 48™ with/without sorting options
Thursday 19 December – Royal Mail Tracked 48™, Royal Mail Tracked Returns™48
Friday 20 December – 1st Class Business Mail (Sorted or Unsorted), Advertising Mail™, Publishing Mail, Royal Mail 24™ with/without sorting options
Saturday 21 December – Royal Mail Tracked 24™, Royal Mail Tracked Returns™24
Saturday 21 December – Publishing Mail Premium (posted by 01:00)
Monday 23 December – Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed™

Last posting dates for Economy Deferred for delivery over the Christmas / New Year Period are:
For delivery on/from Friday 27 December – last posting day Friday 13 December
For delivery on/from or after Thursday 2 January (Friday 3 January in Scotland) – last posting day Thursday 19 December

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