last posting dates

Christmas Last Posting Dates


  • Check the recommended last post dates for UK and overseas


Recommended last post dates 2018

Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worlwide have published their recommended domestic and international last posting dates for Christmas 2018. You can check the Christmas posting dates below:.


Last Posting Dates


Royal Mail UK Service

Tuesday 18th December
  • 2nd Class
  • Royal Mail Signed For 2nd® Class
Thursday 20th December
  • 1st Class
  • Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48®
Friday 21st December
  • Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Saturday 22nd December
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Royal Mail International Standard (airmail) and International tracking signature services

Tuesday 4th December Africa, Middle East
Friday 7th December Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Saturday 8th December Caribbean, Central and South America
Monday 10th December Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand
Friday 14th December Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA
Saturday 15th December Finland, Sweden
Monday 17th December Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Tuesday 18th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Royal Mail International Economy

Friday 28th September Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada)
Saturday 29th September Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore) and Iceland.
Saturday 13th October South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Canada.
Saturday 3rd November Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland and Singapore)
Saturday 17th November Western Europe

HM Forces mail - (BFPO)

Monday 26th November Operational HM Forces
Friday 14th December Static HM Forces

Parcelforce Worldwide International globalexpress

Monday 17th December Western Europe
Monday 17th December Rest of Europe and Rest of the world
Monday 17th December USA / Cananda

Parcelforce Worldwide International irelandexpress

Wednesday 19th December Ireland (republic of)