Royal Mail Christmas Last Posting Dates 2012

Last Recommended Christmas Postage Dates for UK Royal Mail – 2012

royal mail1 Royal Mail Christmas Last Posting Dates 2012If you have cards or presents to send either within the United Kingdom or further afield, these are the 2012 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.

Christmas last posting dates
Last recommended posting services Service
Thursday 13 December Standard and Mail Order Return Parcels
Tuesday 18 December Second Class and Recorded Signed For™
Thursday 20 December First Class and Recorded Signed For™
Special Delivery™
Friday 21 December Special Delivery™ with Saturday Guaranteed
Saturday 22 December Special Delivery™
International Surface Mail
Friday 28 September Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, New Zealand and Australia, South America
Tuesday 2 October Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Tuesday 16 October Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, the USA and Canada
Tuesday 6 November Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Malta and Iceland, Turkey
Tuesday 20 November Western Europe
International Airmail
Wednesday 5 December Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Friday 7 December Africa, Caribbean, Middle East, South & Central America
Monday 10 December Eastern Europe, USA and Canada
Wednesday 12 December Western Europe
British Forces Post Office (BFPO)
Friday 30 November Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Friday 14 December Airmail to Static BFPOs

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