2012-11-07 / Entertainment

Holiday 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 U.S. Post Office by these suggested dates:

APO/FPO AE zips 090- 092: express mail - December 17; first class mail letters and cards - December 10; priority mail - December 10; parcel airlift mail - December 3; space available mail - November 26; parcel post - November 13.

APO/FPO AE zip 093: first class letters and cards - December 3; priority mail - December 3; parcel airlift mail - November 30; space available mail - November 26; parcel post - November 13.

APO/FPO AE zips 094- 098: express mail - December 17; first class mail letters and cards - December 10; priority mail - December 10; parcel airlift mail - December 3; space available mail - November 26; parcel post - November 13.

APO/FPO AE zips 340: express mail military service - December 17; first class mail letters and cards - December 10; priority mail - December 10; parcel airlift mail - December 3; space available mail - November 26; parcel post - November 13.

APO/FPO AP zips 962- 966: express mail military service - December 17; first class mail letters and cards - December 10; priority mail - December 10; parcel airlift mail - December 3; space available mail - November 26; parcel post - November 13.

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.

International mail addressed to:

Africa: global express guaranteed - December 19; express mail international - December 11; priority mail international - December 3; first class mail - December 3.

Asia/Pacific Rim: global express guaranteed - December 18; express mail international - December 15; priority mail international - December 10; first class mail - December 10.

Australia/New Zealand: global express guaranteed - December 18; express mail international - December 15; priority mail international - December 10; first class mail - December 10.

Canada: global express guaranteed - December 20; express mail international - December 17; priority mail international - December 13; first class mail - December 10.

Caribbean: global express guaranteed - December 19; express mail international - December 15; priority mail international - December 13; first class mail - December 10.

Central and South America: global express guaranteed - December 19; express mail international - December 11; priority mail international - December 3; first class mail - December 3.

Mexico: global express guaranteed - December 20; express mail international - December 15; priority mail international - December 10; first class mail - December 10.

Europe: global express guaranteed - December 19; express mail international - December 15; priority mail international - December 13; first class mail - December 10.

Middle East: global express guaranteed - December 19; express mail international - December 15; priority mail international - December 13; first class mail - December 10.

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