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Postal Service International Shipping Deadlines

The recommended mailing date for Priority Mail to military destinations in Iraq and Afghanistan is Saturday, December 4th.   For all other military ZIP Codes the recommended date is Friday, December 10th.  Express Mail must be mailed by December 18th (not available to Iraq and Afghanistan).

Mail sent to overseas military addresses is charged only domestic mail prices. The domestic mail price for the Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box is $14.50, but for packages to APO/FPO addresses overseas the price is reduced to $12.50. Additional discounts are available for all customers printing their Priority Mail postage labels online at Click-N-Ship.

Recommended mailing dates for (non-military) International destinations vary.  Please see below chart, noting several mailing dates are this Friday, December 3rd (Chart includes domestic mailing dates as well):

Recommended Holiday Mailing Dates for Arrival by Christmas*

Domestic (USA)

Mail Date

 

Military (APO/FPO)

Mail Date

Parcel Post

Dec 15

 

Priority Mail

Dec 10

First Class

Dec 20

 

    Iraq/Afghanistan

         Dec 4

Priority Mail

Dec 21

 

Express Mail

Dec 18

Express Mail (guaranteed)

Dec 22*

 

    Iraq/Afghanistan

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

International

First Class International

Priority International

Express International

Global Express Guaranteed*

Africa

Dec 3

Dec 3

Dec 11

Dec 17

Asia/Pacific

Dec 10

Dec 10

Dec 16

Dec 17

Australia/New Zealand

Dec 10

Dec 10

Dec 16

Dec 17

Canada

Dec 10

Dec 13

Dec 17

Dec 21

Caribbean

Dec 10

Dec 13

Dec 16

Dec 20

Central & South America

     Dec 3

     Dec 3

Dec 11

Dec 20

Mexico

Dec 10

Dec 10

Dec 16

Dec 21

Europe

Dec 10

Dec 13

Dec 16

Dec 20

Middle East

Dec 10

Dec 13

Dec 16

         Dec 17

*Domestic Express Mail and Global Express Guaranteed are guaranteed delivery services.  All other services above have suggested mailing dates only and do not indicate guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

 

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