Latest Recommended Posting Dates – Christmas 2012

Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Letters (Air & Surface) Christmas 2012
Shown below are the recommended latest dates of posting within the UK and to worldwide civilian destinations provided by Royal Mail:
Destination – Class of Mail – Last Date of Posting
Within UK – 1st Class – Thu 20 Dec 12
– 2nd Class – Tue 18 Dec 12

HM Ships (200 – 499) – 1st Class – Fri 30 Nov 12
– Surface – Fri 30 Nov 12

UK to BFPO (excluding HM Ships, Op Herrick, Op Kipion & BFPO 622) – Fri 14 Dec 12
UK to Op Herrick, Op Kipion & BFPO 622 – Mon 03 Dec 12

Worldwide Civilian Addresses:
Airmail to:
South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Far East (Except Japan), Asia,New Zealand and Australia – Fri 16 Nov 12
United States of America, Canada, Japan and Eastern Europe – Fri 23 Nov 12
Western Europe – Wed 12 Dec 12

Surface Mail to:
All Non-European destinations except Canada, Far East, Middle East, South Africa and theUSA – Fri 28 Sep 12
Far East destinations except Hong Kong, Singapore and Middle East – Tue 02 Oct 12
Canada, Hong Kong, USA, Singapore and South Africa – Tue 16 Oct 12
Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland – Tue 06 Nov 12
Western Europe – Tue 20 Nov 12
Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Parcels (Surface) Christmas 2012
The table below details recommended last dates of posting of Parcels (surface mail) for Christmas 2012 to BFPOs Worldwide:
BFPO No – Country – Last recommended date of posting

BFPO 2 – USA – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 4 – Nepal – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 6 – Portugal – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 8 – Italy – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 10 – Kenya – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 11 – Brunei – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 12 – Belize – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 14 – Canada – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 15 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 16 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 17 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 22 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 26 – Belgium – Tue 11 Dec 12
BFPO 28 – Holland – Tue 11 Dec 12
BFPO 30 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 31 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 35 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 38 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 39 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 40 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 44 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 47 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 49 – Belgium – Tue 11 Dec 12
BFPO 50 – Norway – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 52 – Gibraltar – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 53 – Cyprus – Fri 23 Nov 12
BFPO 57 – Cyprus – Fri 23 Nov 12
BFPO 58 – Cyprus – Fri 23 Nov 12
BFPO 59 – Cyprus – Fri 23 Nov 12
BFPO 61 – Italy – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 63 – USA – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 65 – Italy – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 105 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 109 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 113 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 140 – Germany – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 150 – Denmark – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 567 – Cyprus – Fri 23 Nov 12
BFPO 651 – USA – Fri 07 Dec 12
BFPO 655 – Falklands – Fri 19 Oct 12
BFPO 677 – Ascension – Tue 19 Oct 12
BFPO 801 – N Ireland – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 802 – N Ireland – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 805 – N Ireland – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 806 – N Ireland – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 808 – N Ireland – Thu 13 Dec 12
BFPO 825 – N Ireland – Thu 13 Dec 12

Latest Recommended Dates of Posting from BFPOs to UK
BFPO to UK (Airmail) – Tue 20 Dec 12
BFPO to UK (Surface) – Tue 07 Dec 12
Please note: The dates shown above are the dates that the item needs to reach the UK for onward delivery in time for Christmas. Please seek advice from your local FPO for posting times from your location to ensure items reach the UK by the recommended date.
Latest Recommend Dates of Posting for Worldwide Parcels
For details of the Latest recommended dates of posting to Worldwide civilian destinations please seek advice from your local Forces Post Office.
Letters to Santa Claus/Father Christmas!!
The last posting date to write to Santa and receive a reply by Christmas Day is Fri 07 Dec 12. Although the Royal Mail cannot guarantee to respond to all letters received.
The address for all correspondence to Santa Claus/Father Christmas is:
Father Christmas
Santa’s Grotto
Reindeer Land
SAN TA1

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