Christmas Last Posting Dates 2022 - Royal Mail

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Be prepared for the Christmas rush this year, and make sure your customers know when your last ordering and shipping dates are.

To help you on your way we've compiled a handy guide to Royal Mail's last posting dates for 2022 to ensure your customers get their deliveries before Christmas.

NOTE: Some of these dates have been updated since being posted. This is due to the recent CWU Industrial Action. You can find live service updates on the Royal Mail website to get the latest news and service amendments relating to strike action.

If you haven't already, why not add these dates to your website? Knowing when they can expect to receive their goods from you can help customers make informed buying decisions and can help save you time responding to queries.


UK Inland Services

  • Wednesday 7th December - Royal Mail Bulk Economy

  • Monday 12th December - 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For, Royal Mail 48®

  • Friday 16th December - 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24®, Royal Mail Tracked 48® 

  • Monday 19th December - Special Delivery Guaranteed®, Royal Mail Tracked 24®

  • Wednesday 21st December - Special Delivery Guaranteed® with Saturday Guarantee

Please note that Royal Mail Tracked 24® and Royal Mail Tracked 48® are not available to purchase at Post Office® branches.


International HM Forces Mail

  • Friday 2nd December - Operational HM Forces

  • Friday 2nd December - Static HM Forces


International Standard

  • Friday 7th October - British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla

  • Monday 28th November - Australia, New Zealand and The People's Republic Of China

  • Thursday 1st December - Africa, Asia (except The People's Republic Of China), Central and South America, Far and Middle East

  • Friday 2nd December - All remaining Caribbean Destinations, Cyprus and Malta

  • Saturday 3rd December - Greece, Eastern Europe (excluding Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia) and Turkey

  • Monday 5th December - Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden and USA

  • Wednesday 7th December - Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland

  • Friday 9th December - Belgium, France and Luxembourg


International Economy

  • Monday 12th September- All non-European destinations (Unless listed below)

  • Friday 14th October - Middle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa

  • Monday 31st October - Canada, USA

  • Friday 25th November - Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

  • Monday 28th November - Western Europe

Please see the Royal Mail website for all information on their posting and deliveries over Christmas.

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