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Sending Christmas Cards and New Year's Cards

November 26, 2014

Deadlines for Sending Christmas Mail

The deadlines for sending Christmas mail, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.

Country/Territory of Destination Mailing Deadline (Please see Notes.)
Airmail SAL Mail Sea Mail
(Asia)
India December 2 December 1 -
Indonesia December 17 December 12 Finished
Korea December 17 - December 3
Singapore December 15 December 5 Finished
Sri Lanka December 8 December 5 -
Thailand December 16 December 12 Finished
Taiwan December 12 - Finished
China December 10 December 8 Finished
Pakistan December 12 December 8 -
Bangladesh December 11 December 5 -
Philippines December 5 December 4 Finished
Vietnam December 16 - -
Hong Kong December 12 December 11 November 28
Macao December 12 - -
Malaysia December 11 December 8 Finished
Myanmar December 11 - -
Laos December 16 - -
(North America)
Canada December 5 December 2 Finished
Hawaii December 12 December 1 Finished
USA December 11 December 4 Finished
(Central and South America)
Argentina December 8 December 2 -
El Salvador December 15 - -
Guatemala December 10 - -
Colombia December 12 December 5 -
Chile December 4 December 2 -
Trinidad and Tobago December 9 - -
Nicaragua December 16 - -
Panama December 8 - -
Brazil December 12 December 11 Finished
Venezuela December 11 - -
Peru December 12 December 5 Finished
Mexico December 12 December 5 Finished
(Near and Middle East)
UAE December 5 December 4 -
Yemen December 4 - -
Israel December 4 December 4 -
Oman December 5 - -
Qatar December 12 - -
Kuwait December 12 December 5 -
Cyprus December 12 - -
Saudi Arabia December 15 December 2 -
Bahrain December 15 December 12 -
Jordan December 9 - -
(Europe)
Ireland December 12 December 5 -
Italy December 12 December 12 -
United Kingdom December 11 December 5 Finished
Austria December 12 December 8 -
Netherlands December 17 December 8 Finished
Greece December 5 December 2 -
Switzerland December 15 December 12 -
Sweden December 12 December 12 -
Spain December 12 December 5 -
Denmark December 12 December 12 -
Germany December 12 December 8 Finished
Norway December 19 December 15 -
Hungary December 12 December 9 -
Finland December 15 December 12 -
France December 12 December 5 Finished
Belgium December 15 December 8 -
Poland December 10 December 9 -
Portugal December 12 December 8 -
Romania December 11 - -
Russia December 8 December 5 Finished
(Oceania)
Australia December 12 December 5 Finished
New Zealand December 11 December 5 Finished
Papua New Guinea December 4 - -
Fiji December 12 - Finished
(Africa)
Algeria December 5 December 2 -
Uganda December 5 - -
Egypt December 16 - -
Ethiopia December 5 - -
Ghana December 12 - -
Kenya December 5 December 2 -
Zambia December 5 - -
Zimbabwe December 5 - -
Tanzania December 9 - -
Nigeria December 12 - -
Madagascar December 10 - -
Malawi December 5 - -
Mauritius December 12 - -
Morocco December 10 - -

Notes:

  1. These mailing deadlines are the final dates set according to the delivery information received from each country/territory in order to allow enough time for Christmas mail, including cards, to be delivered in the destination countries/territories. They are not meant to restrict mailing after the deadlines.
  2. It is recommended that you send parcels, small packets, and others requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
  3. Regarding SAL Mail, where the deadline fields are left empty means that it is either impossible to establish the time needed to deliver Christmas mail or that SAL service does not provide.
  4. Regarding Sea Mail, where the deadline fields are left empty means that it is impossible to establish the time needed for delivery of Christmas mail. Where it says "Finished", the Christmas mail shipment deadline has already passed.
  5. For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear, and we therefore do not set the mail shipment deadlines.

Sending New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) Overseas

New Year's Post Cards issued by Japan Post (Nenga-jo) can be sent overseas with an additional postage stamp, that is, a 18-yen stamp for Airmail.
There is no special handling such as delivering New Year's Post Cards (Nenga-jo) on New Year's Day in other countries.
Therefore, if you want to deliver the cards during the New Year season, please send your cards using the "List of Delivery Days" accessible on Japan Post's website as a reference:

http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/deli_days/index_en.html



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