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can i send a personal check to another country that doesnt use dollars? as long as i account for the currency exchange rate, will the person im mailing it to be able to get the money from me?


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I sent a personal check to my aunt in Poland, and her bank would not cash it. They said it had to be a cashier's check. Don't know if maybe the bank where the person cashes it has to be international, or if its a general rule that they dont take personal checks.


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personal checks are not valid in most of the places in the world outside of usa. they are not valid state to state!

you can try international money order - but first check with the post office or bank if the particular country accepts them. if you chose to mail the money order, note that it is illegal to mail monetary effects to most of the countries. kind of catch 22. so you are risking that the person that opens your envelope, can appropriate the money.

money wire transfer works. i heard this is a good way to move the money across the border, but there is a wait, sometimes few weeks.

i heard good things about xoom.com, but that is for brazil.

i added my husband as an account user and i gave him his card. on this way he can use our bank account with debit bank card in brazil. not only that this is super practical for us, but also provides a paper trail of money transfers for uscis.

hope this helps

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personal checks are not valid in most of the places in the world outside of usa. they are not valid state to state!

you can try international money order - but first check with the post office or bank if the particular country accepts them. if you chose to mail the money order, note that it is illegal to mail monetary effects to most of the countries. kind of catch 22. so you are risking that the person that opens your envelope, can appropriate the money.

money wire transfer works. i heard this is a good way to move the money across the border, but there is a wait, sometimes few weeks.

i heard good things about xoom.com, but that is for brazil.

i added my husband as an account user and i gave him his card. on this way he can use our bank account with debit bank card in brazil. not only that this is super practical for us, but also provides a paper trail of money transfers for uscis.

hope this helps

A check drawn from a US bank is valid in every state of the US.... There are many many banks both inside the US and outside the US that will accept personal checks from another country and in a foreign currency.... check with your bank they will be able to check if their checks are accepted outside the US....

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can i send a personal check to another country that doesnt use dollars? as long as i account for the currency exchange rate, will the person im mailing it to be able to get the money from me?

Eastern Europe? I doubt it.

I'd save myself the worry and use Western Union. It costs $15 unless you're buying a house or something.

If you're going to be sending money regularly, the best bet is to open an account at your bank and send the recipient the debit card and tell them the pin number. Then just make a free transfer into the account and let them go to the ATM.


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sorry, perhaps i should have clarified a bit...im not sending the money to my SO, im sending it to italy to obtain his police certificate

thoughts?


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sorry, perhaps i should have clarified a bit...im not sending the money to my SO, im sending it to italy to obtain his police certificate

thoughts?

They won't take a personal check.

I actually sent cash euros for that. I know it's risky, but it was the easiest thing to do.

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sorry, perhaps i should have clarified a bit...im not sending the money to my SO, im sending it to italy to obtain his police certificate

thoughts?

They won't take a personal check.

I actually sent cash euros for that. I know it's risky, but it was the easiest thing to do.

dang, i already sent it, so you think i should i send it again?

i just called my bank and they said that it should be able to be cashed...but i guess if that particular place doesnt take personal checks, then i have to get a money order...oy


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sorry, perhaps i should have clarified a bit...im not sending the money to my SO, im sending it to italy to obtain his police certificate

thoughts?

They won't take a personal check.

I actually sent cash euros for that. I know it's risky, but it was the easiest thing to do.

dang, i already sent it, so you think i should i send it again?

i just called my bank and they said that it should be able to be cashed...but i guess if that particular place doesnt take personal checks, then i have to get a money order...oy

I tried to cash personal checks in Italy and they wouldn't do it. Maybe it was just the bank that I used.

I guess it depends on what kind of time crunch you're under. They might just be nice and send it to you anyway without being able to cash the check. But you'd have to wait to find out.

You should be able to send a traveler's check/ Amex gift check.

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sorry, perhaps i should have clarified a bit...im not sending the money to my SO, im sending it to italy to obtain his police certificate

thoughts?

They won't take a personal check.

I actually sent cash euros for that. I know it's risky, but it was the easiest thing to do.

dang, i already sent it, so you think i should i send it again?

i just called my bank and they said that it should be able to be cashed...but i guess if that particular place doesnt take personal checks, then i have to get a money order...oy

I suggest you contact the agency directly and ask them to suggest a form of payment.


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