Last UK Posting Dates for Christmas 2022

Don’t miss the last posting dates for your cards and presents – here are the dates you need to know for Christmas 2022!

Close up of a hand posting letters into a red postbox

Once you’ve made or bought and written your cards and wrapped your Christmas gifts, you might need a little help from the Royal Mail to get them to their destination.

So here are the last posting dates for UK delivery as well as selected overseas services.

With industrial action planned over the next few months, there are likely to be postal delays in the run up to Christmas. So it’s a good idea to try to get your cards and parcels in the post ahead of the dates below, especially if you’re sending them overseas.

Last Posting Dates for UK Delivery

  • 16th December 2022 – Royal Mail Bulk Mail Economy
  • 19th December 2022 – 2nd Class, 2nd Class Signed For, Royal Mail 48®
  • 21st December 2022 – 1st Class, 1st Class Signed For, Royal Mail 24®, Royal Mail Tracked 48®
  • 22nd December 2022 – Royal Mail Tracked 24®
  • 23rd December 2022 – Special Delivery Guaranteed®

International HM Forces Mail

  • 28th November 2022 – Airmail to Operational HM Forces
  • 5th December 2022 – Airmail to Static HM Forces

Last posting dates for International Economy services

  • 12th September 2022 – All non-European destinations (except South Africa, Canada, Middle and Far East, USA)
  • 14th October 2022 – Middle and Far East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa
  • 31st October 2022 – Canada and USA
  • 25th November 2022 – Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey
  • 28th November 2022 – Western Europe

International standard, tracked and signature services

  • 7th October 2022 – British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla
  • 1st December 2022 – Australia and New Zealand
  • 2nd December 2022 – China
  • 5th December 2022 – All other Caribbean destinations
  • 7th December 2022 – Africa, Asia (except China), Central and South America, Far and Middle East
  • 8th December 2022 – Cyprus and Malta
  • 9th December 2022 – Greece, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), Turkey
  • 10th December 2022 – Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
  • 12th December 2022 – Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
  • 14th December 2022 – Belgium, France, Luxembourg

You can find more information about posting services and dates and tips on wrapping your post on the Royal Mail website.