Last Recommended Christmas Postage Dates for UK Royal Mail – 2013
If you have cards or presents to send either within the United Kingdom or further afield, these are the 2013 postage dates you need to know to for a pre-Christmas delivery using the Royal Mail.
These dates can never be 100% guaranteed so we recommend to not leave your Christmas posting to the last minute, where possible!
Don’t forget to also check out our list of all the major retailers’ last Christmas posting dates.
|Last recommended posting services||Service|
|Wednesday 18 December||Second Class and Recorded Signed For™|
|Friday 20 December||First Class and Recorded Signed For™|
|Monday 23 December||Special Delivery™|
|International Surface Mail|
|Monday 30 September||Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, New Zealand and Australia, South America|
|Tuesday 1 October||Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)|
|Tuesday 15 October||Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the USA and Canada|
|Tuesday 5 November||Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Malta and Iceland, Turkey|
|Tuesday 19 November||Western Europe|
|Wednesday 4 December||Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand|
|Friday 6 December||Africa, Caribbean, Middle East, South & Central America|
|Monday 9 December||Eastern Europe, USA and Canada|
|Saturday 14 December||Western Europe|
|British Forces Post Office (BFPO)|
|Friday 29 November||Airmail to Operational BFPOs|
|Friday 13 December||Airmail to Static BFPOs|