2008 International and Military Mail Christmas Mailing Dates

To ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to military APO/FPO addresses overseas and to inter­national addresses, we suggest that mail be entered by the recommended mailing dates listed below. Beat the last-minute rush and take your mail to your U.S. Post Office® by these suggested dates. And don’t forget you can print postage, labels, and Customs forms online 24/7 using Click-N-Ship® service at www.usps.com/clicknship.

Remember, all mail addressed to military post offices overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation, and handling. APO/FPO addresses generally require Customs forms. To see a table of active APO and FPO addresses and mailing restrictions by individual APO/FPO ZIP™ Codes, go to http://pe.usps.com and click Postal Bulletins or go to the current issue and see the article “Overseas Military Mail.”

 

Military Mail Addressed to

Express Mail® Military Service (EMMS)1

First-Class Mail®
Letters/Cards

Priority Mail®

Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)2

Space Available Mail (SAM)3

Parcel Post®

APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090–092

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 28

Nov 13

APO/FPO AE ZIP 093

N/A

Dec 4

Dec 4

Dec 1

Nov 21

Nov 13

APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094–098

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 28

Nov 13

APO/FPO AA ZIPs 340

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 28

Nov 13

APO/FPO AP ZIPs 962–966

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Dec 4

Nov 28

Nov 13


PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post postage rate of postage with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.

 

International Mail Addressed to

Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)1*

Express Mail® International (EMS)2*

Priority Mail® International (PMI)3*

First-Class Mail® International

Africa

Dec 19

Dec 12

Dec 4

Dec 4

Asia/Pacific Rim

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 11

Dec 11

Australia/New Zealand

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 11

Dec 11

Canada

Dec 20

Dec 18

Dec 11

Dec 11

Caribbean

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 11

Dec 11

Central & South America

Dec 19

Dec 12

Dec 4

Dec 4

Mexico

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 11

Dec 11

Europe

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 11

Dec 11

Middle East

Dec 19

Dec 17

Dec 11

Dec 11


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 http://pe.usps.com, and click International Rates and Fees, then Country Listing. You can also see the March/April 2007 issue of MailPro at www.usps.com/mailpro. Some restrictions apply. Free shipping supplies are available. Purchase postage online and receive 10% discount.

EMS is available to over 190 countries with delivery in 3 to 5 average business days. Guaranteed, money-back service is available to Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea (Republic of South). Flat-rate shipping options and free packaging are available. Purchase postage online and receive an 8% discount.

*Average number of days may vary based upon origin and destination.

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