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Deadlines for Sending Surface Christmas Mail

October 13, 2017

The deadlines for sending surface Christmas mail in 2017, including cards, to various countries and territories are given in the table below.

Country/Territory of DestinationMailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
Country/Territory of DestinationMailing Deadline
(Please see the Notes)
(Asia)(Central and South America)
IndonesiaNovember 17PeruOctober 25
KoreaNovember 22  
SingaporeNovember 13  
ThailandNovember 14(Europe)
TaiwanNovember 27United KingdomOctober 20
ChinaNovember 21NetherlandsOctober 25
PhilippinesNovember 17GermanyOctober 20
Hong KongNovember 24FranceOctober 17
MalaysiaNovember 17RussiaNovember 17
AustraliaNovember 2South AfricaNovember 2
New ZealandNovember 2  
FijiOctober 27  
(North America)  
CanadaNovember 21  
USAOctober 27  


  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 other requiring customs inspection at the country of destination prior to the deadlines as additional time may be required.
  3. For countries and territories not included in the table above, the Christmas mail delivery schedule is unclear and no mailing deadlines are set.

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