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Amnorix
03-23-2009, 09:36 AM
Quick question -- does anyone know if a personal check, or a bank cashier check, would be honored by a foreign bank? In this case it would be sent to someone in Asia.

I assume so (though I imagine it will take a while to clear), but thought maybe someone on here might know for certain one way or the other.

MIAdragon
03-23-2009, 09:42 AM
Does the person hold an account in that country? Check out XOOM Network.

Amnorix
03-23-2009, 09:44 AM
Does the person hold an account in that country?

No. It's Person A with a US bank account writing a check to Person B in a foreign country.

Or sending a cashier's check.

This isn't offshoring of funds or anything. It's also an absurdly de minimis amount of money, so nobody wants to incur wire fees or anything.

Duck Dog
03-23-2009, 09:51 AM
My father in law sent his driver in Mazatlan a check last year that took several weeks to clear. Since wire fees are out of the question, maybe a travelers check?

Amnorix
03-23-2009, 09:53 AM
My father in law sent his driver in Mazatlan a check last year that took several weeks to clear. Since wire fees are out of the question, maybe a travelers check?

But don't traveler's checks have to be signed by the same person that bought them?

The delayed clearance isn't that big a deal. With a Cashier's Check it should go a bit faster. That's probably the right route then.

Big Chief Homer
03-23-2009, 10:05 AM
But don't traveler's checks have to be signed by the same person that bought them?

The delayed clearance isn't that big a deal. With a Cashier's Check it should go a bit faster. That's probably the right route then.

You might want to try an international money order.You can get them from any large post office.

Dave Lane
03-23-2009, 10:52 AM
Yes they can takes a long time to clear thought 3 weeks or so.

dj56dt58
03-23-2009, 10:57 AM
Western Union

Brock
03-23-2009, 10:59 AM
Another Nigerian lottery winner? You might want to check it out first.

Skip Towne
03-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Another Nigerian lottery winner? You might want to check it out first.

I won that lottery although we are still negotiating how they will pay me.

mdstu
03-23-2009, 09:31 PM
I've done it in Germany, but they gouged the hell out of me.
It was something like ten bucks for the foreign transaction.

AustinChief
03-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Go to the post office and get then send an International Money Order. They should be able to cash it at their local post office. Cost is $3.85 for up to $700

http://www.usps.com/money/sendingmoney/sendmoneyinternationally.htm

Not sure which countries accept this though...

Can't they just setup a damn paypal account?

Psyko Tek
03-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Finally ponied up to buy that mail order bride?

good for you!!

Miles
03-23-2009, 11:52 PM
Maybe Paypal?

DaneMcCloud
03-23-2009, 11:53 PM
Maybe Paypal?

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