2022 International Shipping Deadlines 

Published on September 1, 2022
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The international holiday shipping deadlines for all carriers have been announced, and it’s time to mark your calendar. International shipping comes with added turnaround time and the need for customs forms. Plan your shipping service levels now—they’re a crucial part of ensuring that your international customers’ holiday purchases arrive on time for the big day.

Whether you ship DHL, USPS, FedEx, or UPS, you’ll find the last shipping date for each carrier’s primary services to arrive at the destination country before December 25 below.

DHL Express 

US to Canada 

DHL Express Worldwide: December 22 

US to Mexico

DHL Express Worldwide: December 22 

US to UK

DHL Express Worldwide: December 21 

US to Australia/New Zealand 

DHL Express Worldwide: December 20 

All transit times are in working days and are intended as a guide only.

Visit dct.dhl.com for details on transit times.

UPS 

US to Canada 

  • UPS® Standard Services (From the 48 contiguous states only): Check ups.com/ctc for details
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited®Services: December 19
  • UPS Worldwide Express® Services: December 22 
  • Shipments to certain destinations may take longer. Check ups.com/ctc for details.

US to Mexico

  • UPS® Standard Services (From the 48 contiguous states only): Check ups.com/ctc for details
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited®Services: December 19
  • UPS Worldwide Express® Services: December 21 
  • Shipments to certain destinations may take longer. Check ups.com/ctc for details.

US to other Destinations 

For the last days to ship from the U.S. to other international destinations, please visit Calculate Time and Cost at ups.com/ctc.

FedEx

US to Canada

  • FedEx® International Next Flight: December 23
  • FedEx International First®: December 22
  • FedEx International Priority®: December 17
  • FedEx International Priority Distribution®: December 17
  • FedEx International Economy®: December 16
  • FedEx International Connect Plus: December: 15

US to Mexico 

  • FedEx® International Next Flight: December 23
  • FedEx International First®: December 21
  • FedEx International Priority®: December 21
  • FedEx International Economy®: December 20
  • FedEx International Connect Plus: December 20

US to Puerto Rico

  • FedEx® International Next Flight: December 23
  • FedEx International First®: December 21
  • FedEx International Priority Distribution®: December 21
  • FedEx International Economy®: December 20
  • For the last days to ship from the U.S. to other destinations go to fedex.com/ratefinder/home for details.

USPS Shipping Deadlines 

Asia/Pacific Rim/Australia/New Zealand/Middle East

  • First Class Package International: December 6
  • Priority Mail International: December 6
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 13
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 20

Canada/Mexico

  • First Class Package International: December 6
  • Priority Mail International: December 6
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 13
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 22

Caribbean/Europe

  • First Class Package International: December 6
  • Priority Mail International: December 6
  • Priority Mail Express International: December 13
  • Global Express Guaranteed: December 21
Written by

Maria Fagerland

As a former ballerina, she's been in the ecommerce world for over 10 years, starting as a journalist and then moving on to manage content and social media for several ecommerce brands. When she's not editing or writing, she loves to make jam and bake pies.

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