Mailing for international jurisdictions

The John Hancock funds are relying on guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission to temporarily hold the mailing of certain regulatory communications to shareholders who have mailing addresses located in international jurisdictions where international mail service has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of October 7, 2020, the following countries were affected:


Suspension due to foreign postal operator service suspension

Honduras Libya Panama Iraq
Madagascar Turkmenistan    

Suspension due to foreign postal operator service suspension

Azerbaijan Lebanon Republic of the Congo Timor-Leste
Brunei Liberia Seychelles Turks and Caicos Islands
Cambodia Mauritius Sierra Leone Uzbekistan
Chad Mongolia Solomon Islands Vanuatu
Cuba Myanmar South Sudan Yemen
Jordan Niger Syria  
Laos Papua New Guinea Tajikistan  

For a more updated listing, please refer to the U.S. Postal Service website by clicking here. Communications that may be delayed include shareholder reports, prospectuses, trade confirmations, account statements, and other regulatory, accounting, and tax documents. The funds will resume physical mailing in each affected jurisdiction once international mail service resumes. Please note that the current prospectus and shareholder reports, and other fund documentation, for each fund are accessible by clicking on the fund’s name here.