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International Holiday Mailing Dates

Nov. 24, 2009

Ship International Mail Online and Get it There On Time

Recommended Dates for International Holiday Mailing


Greenfield, WI— Making the holiday connection with family and friends in faraway destinations around the globe is as easy as taking a trip to your home computer with Whether you’re sending holiday packages to Sydney, Stockholm or Singapore, the Postal Service makes international shipping a snap.


“Going online to makes international shipping easy,” says Greenfield Postmaster Julie Joers. “Customers can fill out the required customs forms and print postage and address labels right from their computer. They can also get information on any special guidelines or requirements for mailing to foreign destinations.”


Joers says online customers can also save on postage, order free shipping supplies or schedule free package pickup. Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes for international shipping are available in four sizes, with shipping prices starting as low as $10.95 to Mexico and Canada, or $12.95 to most countries. Flat-Rate boxes are free at any Post Office, or can be ordered online at Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online any time using Click-N-Ship. The Postal Service recommends the following deadlines for international delivery of holiday cards and packages by Dec. 25.


International Mail Global Express Priority Mail First Class

Express Mail International

(GXG01) (EMS)2 (PMI)3


Africa Dec. 18 Dec. 12 Dec. 4 Dec. 4

Asia/Pacific Rim Dec. 18 Dec. 17 Dec. 11 Dec. 11

Australia/New Zealand Dec. 18 Dec. 17 Dec. 11 Dec. 11

Canada Dec. 22 Dec. 18 Dec. 14 Dec. 11

Caribbean Dec. 21 Dec. 17 Dec. 14 Dec. 11

Central & South America Dec. 21 Dec. 12 Dec. 4 Dec. 4

Mexico Dec. 22 Dec. 17 Dec. 11 Dec.11

Europe Dec. 21 Dec. 17 Dec. 14 Dec. 11

Middle East Dec. 18 Dec. 17 Dec. 14 Dec. 11


1/ GXG is available to over 190 countries via an alliance with Federal Express. See a retail associate at participating locations for a complete list of countries and money-back guarantee details, or go to and click on International Country Listings. Some restrictions apply. Purchase postage online and get 10 percent savings.


2/ Express Mail International is available to over 190 countries with delivery in an average of three to five business days. Guaranteed, money-back service available to Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Spain (except the Canary Islands) and Korea, Republic of (South Korea). Flat-rate shipping options are available with free packaging. Purchase postage online and get 8 percent savings.


3/ Priority Mail International is available to over 190 countries with delivery in an average of six to 10 business days. Flat-rate shipping options are available with free packaging. Purchase postage online and get 5 percent savings.




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