Royal Mail recommended last posting dates

13 November, 2017

Christmas 2017 - Royal Mail recommended last posting dates

Looking to post a card or gift for Christmas? Royal Mail have published their recommended domestic and international last posting dates for Christmas 2017.

Make sure to check the dates below and post any mail before the recommended posting date, so that it arrives in plenty of time before the big day.


Last Posting Date Service
Wednesday 20th December 2nd Class | Royal Mail Signed For 2nd Class | Royal Mail 48®
Thursday 21st December 1st Class | Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class | Royal Mail Tracked 48® | Royal Mail 24®
Thursday 21st December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed | Royal Mail Tracked 24®
Friday 22nd December Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed


Last Posting Date Destination
Saturday 2nd December Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 6th December Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe
(except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia), Turkey, Malta
Thursday 7th December Caribbean, Central & South America
Saturday 9th December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 13th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 14th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 15th December Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Saturday 16th December Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg