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United States Post Office Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Here is the information you need to ship your packages via USPS and get them there by Christmas day.



WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced the 2016 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations as customers begin to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season. Customers are encouraged to ship early.

To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within the United States by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates:

Mail-by Dates — Domestic Services

·         Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail
Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
·         Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent, variety of flat-rate options.
·         Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express
Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25.

Complete details on Mailing and Shipping services can be found on usps.com.

Mail-by Dates — International Services
Customers mailing internationally during the holidays are advised to review the chart below for specific deadlines based on the locations they are mailing to and the service they are using. When mailing and shipping internationally, customers must also follow necessary customs guidelines. Visit theInternational Shipping page on usps.com for more information.
International Mail Addressed To
Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Priority Mail International (PMI)
First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)
Africa
Dec 20
Dec 08
Dec 01
Dec 01
Asia/Pacific Rim
Dec 20
Dec 15
Dec 08
Dec 08
Australia/New Zealand
Dec 20
Dec 15
Dec 08
Dec 08
Canada
Dec 22
Dec 17
Dec 10
Dec 08
Caribbean
Dec 22
Dec 15
Dec 10
Dec 08
Central & South America
Dec 21
Dec 10
Dec 01
Dec 01
Mexico
Dec 21
Dec 15
Dec 08
Dec 08
Europe
Dec 21
Dec 15
Dec 10
Dec 08
Middle East
Dec 19
Dec 15
Dec 10
Dec 08
***GXG Notes: 1) Cutoff date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance. 2) Should allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major cities.
Mail-by Dates (Military)
The Postal Service is committed to ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays. Complete military mailing deadlines to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office and Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide, as well as tips and guidelines, can be found at:http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_080.htm.



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