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Want to send presents outside Europe in time for Christmas? Today is your last chance

There’s still time to send those letters to Santa, but act fast.

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IF YOU WANT to send a parcel outside of Europe, and have it arrive in time for Christmas, today is your last chance.

Today is the latest you can send a standard parcel or registered post to the US, but you still have till next Tuesday 12 December if you want to send a letter to the United States.

For letters, parcels and registered post to the rest of the world, however, today is the last day you can send them to make sure they arrive in time for Christmas.

If you want to send things via costlier express post, you have until 20 December for the US, and 18 December for the rest of the world.

When it comes to sending post at home, in the UK, and in Europe, there’s still time to make sure it arrives for Christmas.

Here’s a breakdown of the last posting dates:


  • Standard post and parcels – 20 December
  • Registered post – 20 December
  • Express post – 21 December

Northern Ireland

  • Standard post and parcels – 19 December
  • Registered post – 19 December
  • Express post – 20 December


  • Standard post and parcels – 18 December
  • Registered post – 18 December
  • Express post – 21 December


  • Standard post letters – 18 December
  • Standard post parcels – 13 December
  • Registered post – 18 December
  • Express post – 20 December

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