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Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

I've done a couple of searches but can't seem to turn up exactly this question among past posts.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a place in the Zürich area that would issue a US$ money order? When we were in the UK we could get this done (for a fee, of course) at the American Express office near Picadilly Circus. I've scoured the Amex site (which sucks) and can't find any listing of that type of office (services offered include issuing/cashing traveller checks, and also money orders).

If anyone knows of such a service provider here (or better yet, the location of an Amex office), I'd be most grateful for the info.
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

Don't know about money orders (who uses that stuff anymore?), but I know you can get USD travelers checks from Amex...
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

Can I ask what it is that you need the money order for? Perhaps there is a way around it that is more efficient for your particular circumstance?
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

The post office does MO's to the US.
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

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Don't know about money orders (who uses that stuff anymore?), but I know you can get USD travelers checks from Amex...
ok, that could work . . . care to share where the Amex office that issues said traveler's checks is?

Chemgoddess - given that this is financial I really don't want to go into a lot of detail on a public forum. I know my options for the circumstances that apply to my situation, and hence my question.

Shorrick - I'm aware that you can wire money from the post office (in dollars) to a US bank account. However that does not apply to my situation. Do I understand you correctly, that they will just issue a money order in dollars payable to a third party?
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Shorrick - I'm aware that you can wire money from the post office (in dollars) to a US bank account. However that does not apply to my situation. Do I understand you correctly, that they will just issue a money order in dollars payable to a third party?
Yep. I've done a number of payments that way, and there's never been a problem. Note that they don't issue the MO to you, they take the counterpart details and the MO is issued to the receiver and cashed by US Post in the US.
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Yep. I've done a number of payments that way, and there's never been a problem. Note that they don't issue the MO to you, they take the counterpart details and the MO is issued to the receiver and cashed by US Post in the US.
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

Ah Ha. So your Columbian Drug lord will only take US dollars from his drug mule that is currently in the US on, ahem, business? I understand. I wouldn't want to post that over the internet either.

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Ah Ha. So your Columbian Drug lord will only take US dollars from his drug mule that is currently in the US on, ahem, business? I understand. I wouldn't want to post that over the internet either.


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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

These are the relevant links:

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And no, it's not exactly called "Money Order" but it exists...
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

Hello,

I have a similar situation. I think i understand the past post on this situation but im not for sure. I need to send a money order to the usa to get my criminal background check records for the purpose of obtaining my B permit. So is it true i can go to the swiss post office here in winterthur and send my letter along with a international money order to the usa. Any help appreciated.
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

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Hello,

I have a similar situation. I think i understand the past post on this situation but im not for sure. I need to send a money order to the usa to get my criminal background check records for the purpose of obtaining my B permit. So is it true i can go to the swiss post office here in winterthur and send my letter along with a international money order to the usa. Any help appreciated.
Here is the link from PostFinance:

http://www.postfinance.ch/pf/content...ash/offer.html

If you are shaky in German call the number on the link to find out what to do before you go to the Post- they don't always speak English at the Post.
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

Do you have a US bank account which includes a bill-pay service? Whenever I need to cut a check to someone in the US, I set them up as a biller and schedule a single payment.
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Re: Is it possible to get a US$ Money Order issued in ZH area?

Does any body know if this can be done in Reverse?

That is, some one in the US wants to give me money at the Post Office?
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