Better hurry: Holiday mailing deadlines for 2018

by Stripes Europe Staff
Stripes Europe

Mailing deadlines from the United States Postal Service (USPS) are looming. Living overseas means that you can’t procrastinate quite as long as you normally might when sending goodies home or abroad. Here are the deadlines for mailing packages to and from the States to and from APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Space Available Mail (SAM)
Tuesday, Nov. 27 

Retail Ground Mail
Tuesday, Nov. 27 

First-Class and Priority Mail
Tuesday, Dec. 11 

Express Military Service
Monday, Dec. 17 (authorized locations)

Fill out and print your USPS International customs forms online before heading to the post office. Visit

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