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Pull-Out Information > Other Information > 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
Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)2
Space Available Mail (SAM)3
APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090–092
APO/FPO AE ZIP 093
APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094–098
APO/FPO AA ZIPs 340
APO/FPO AP ZIPs 962–966
EMMS is available to selected military post offices. Check with your local Post Office™ to determine if this service is available to your APO/FPO of address.
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
Central & South America
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.
PMI is available to over 190 countries with delivery in 6 to 10 average business days. Flat-rate shipping options and free packaging are available. Purchase postage online and receive a 5% discount.
*Average number of days may vary based upon origin and destination.
— International Operations, Global Business, 9-25-08