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Old 03-23-2009, 09:36 AM  
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Personal Checks Honored Overseas?

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.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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Does the person hold an account in that country? Check out XOOM Network.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:51 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:05 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:52 AM   #7
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #9
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:20 PM   #10
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:31 PM   #11
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I've done it in Germany, but they gouged the hell out of me.
It was something like ten bucks for the foreign transaction.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
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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/sendingmon...nationally.htm

Not sure which countries accept this though...

Can't they just setup a damn paypal account?
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