International Money Orders
Send Money Abroad
How to Send Money Internationally
International money orders are convenient and secure ways to send money internationally. They can be purchased at any Post Office™ location in values up to $700 ($500 for El Salvador and Guyana). You can pay for your money order with cash, debit card, or traveler’s checks.
ALERT: As of August 30, 2019, USPS® no longer issues or accepts money orders between the U.S. and Canada. Read More
Sending Money Orders
International money orders cost $9.50.
They can be sent by Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail International®, First-Class Mail International®, or First-Class Package International Service®.
The maximum amount allowed for each money order is $700 ($500 for El Salvador and Guyana).
Accepting Money Orders
Before accepting a money order, make sure it's real.
- If you suspect fraud, call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service® at 1-877-876-2455.
- If you think you’ve been given a fake money order, call the Money Order Verification System at 1-866-459-7822.
How to Spot Fake Money OrdersShow Details about how to spot a fake money order
Recognizing a Counterfeit
There are several key things to look for when spotting a fake money order.
Check the Dollar Amounts
- The dollar amount is discolored. It may have been erased, indicating fraud (see 3).
- The dollar amount is not imprinted twice (see 4).
- The value of a domestic money order is larger than $1,000 (the maximum value for domestic money orders).
- The value for an international money order is larger than $700 ($500 for El Salvador or Guyana).
Examine the Paper
Hold the money order up to the light. You should see:
- Watermarks of Ben Franklin repeated on the left side, top to bottom (see 1).
- A vertical, multicolored thread with the letters "USPS" that weaves in and out of the paper to the right of the Franklin watermark (see 2).
Replace Lost or Damaged Money Orders
Lost or Stolen Money Orders
USPS will replace a lost or stolen money order. There is a $7.25 inquiry fee.
- Go to your local Post Office™ to complete and submit PS Form 6401 Money Order Inquiry.
- After you submit the form, check the Missing Money Order to see if your serial number has appeared.
- When we've confirmed the status of your money order, we'll issue you a replacement.
Sure Money (DineroSeguro)
How It Works
Sending money abroad with a wire transfer is safe and secure through the Sure Money® (DineroSeguro®) program.
- Participating countries have convenient payout locations.
- Transfers take place during normal business hours at participating branches in the destination country.
- You can send up to $1,500 a day. Before you send money, you must show an acceptable primary ID with a clear photo. See Acceptable IDs & Restrictions
- There are no charges when the money is received.
- Conversion rates are provided at time of purchase.
Participating Banks # of Payment Locations Currency Argentina1 BBVA Banco Frances 231 Argentine Pesos Colombia2 Banco Davivienda
Colombian Pesos Dominican Republic Banco Providencial 44 Dominican Pesos Ecuador Banco Guayaquil
Banco del Austro
US Dollars El Salvador Banco Agricola
Banco HSBC El
US Dollars Guatemala Banco Industrial
Banco de Desarrollo Rural
Quetzales Honduras Banco Ficohsa
Banco Mercantil. BAMER S.A.
Lempiras Mexico3 Banco BanCoppel
Mexican Pesos Nicaragua Banco Banpro (50)
Banco Credomatic (24)
US Dollars Peru Banco Interbank (223)
BBVA-Banco Continental (171)
Charges & Fees
Transaction Type* Fee Purchase – Up to $750.00 $13.95 Purchase – Between $750.00 and $1,500.00 $19.95 Refunds $29.95 Change of Recipient $15.50
* Charges and fees based on the transaction type.
Questions? Call 1-888-368-4669 for more information about Sure Money (DineroSeguro).
Effective October 28, 2013, service to Argentina is temporarily suspended.Back to legal disclaimer 1
Effective August 9, 2017, Payout Agent Bancolombia (BBVA Colombia) is no longer offering Dinero Seguro in Cucuta, Col. Customers can use Banco Davivienda payout agents in Cucuta, or have funds picked up outside the city of Cucuta.Back to legal disclaimer 2
Effective March 15, 2016, Payout Agent Elektra MEX is no longer offering Dinero Seguro in Chiapas, Mex. Customers can use Bancoppel or Telecom payout agents in Chiapas, or have funds picked up outside the city of Chiapas.Back to legal disclaimer 3
Money Orders between the USPS and Canada Post
As of August 30, 2019, The Postal Service® no longer sells international postal money orders destined for Canada and no longer cashes international postal money orders issued by Canada Post. Also, as of August 30, 2019, Canada Post no longer sells international postal money orders destined for the U.S. and no longer cashes international postal money orders issued by The Postal Service.
- If you have a USPS® issued international postal money order destined for Canada, you can redeem it at a U.S. Post Office™ facility at face value.
- If you received and have not yet cashed a Canada Post issued money order, it is advised that you return the money order to the sender.