2008-10-23 / Local & State

2008 International And Military Mailing Dates Announced

The postal service has announced the suggested holiday mailing dates for international and military mailing.

To ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to military APO/FPO addresses overseas and to international addresses, it's suggested that mail be sent by the recommended dates listed below. Beat the last-minute rush and take mail to the post office by these suggested dates:

APO/FPO AE Zip Codes 090-092

Express mail military service: December 18; first-class mail letters/ cards: December 11; priority mail: December 11; parcel airlift mail: December 4; space available mail; November 28; and parcel post: November 13.

APO/FPO AE Zip Codes 093

Express mail military service: not available; first-class mail letters/ cards: December 4; priority mail: December 4; parcel airlift mail: December 1; space available mail: November 21; and parcel post: November 13.

APO/FPO AE Zip Codes 094-098

Express mail military service: December 18; first-class mail letters/ cards: December 11; priority mail: December 11; parcel airlift mail: December 4; space available mail: November 28; parcel post: November 13.

APO/FPO AA Zip Codes 340

Express mail military service: December 18; first-class mail letters/ cards: December 11; priority mail: December 11; parcel airlift mail: December 4; space available mail: November 28; parcel post: November 13.

APO/FPO AP Zip Codes 962-966

Express mail military service: December 18; first-class mail letters/ cards: December 11; priority mail: December 11; parcel airlift mail: December 4; space available mail: November 28; parcel post: November 13.

Africa

Global express guaranteed: December 19; express mail international: December 12; priority mail international: December 4; first-class mail international: December 4.

Asia/Pacific Rim

Global express guaranteed: December 19; express mail international: December 17; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail: December 11.

Australia/New Zealand

Global express guaranteed: December 19; express mail international: December 17; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail international: December 11.

Canada

Global express guaranteed: December 22; express mail international: December 18; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail international: December 11.

Caribbean Global express guaranteed: December 22; express mail international: December 17; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail international: December 11.

Central & South America

Global express guaranteed: December 19; express mail international: December 12; priority mail international: December 4; firstclass mail international: December 4.

Mexico

Global express guaranteed: December 22; express mail international: December 17; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail international: December 11.

Europe

Global express guaranteed: December 22; express mail international: December 17; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail international: December 11.

Middle East

Global express guaranteed: December 19; express mail international: December 17; priority mail international: December 11; firstclass mail international: December 11.

Remember, all mail addressed to military post offices overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling. APO/FPO addresses generally require Customs Forms.

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