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Where can I get a certified cheque?

Hi,

I need to send some documents to an embassy in Paris. However, the only method of payment they accept is "certified cheque". I have an account in post but I cannot figure out how to send a cheque.

They have not provided any bank account information. All I have is the instruction to put "payable to X" on the cheque.

Anybody has experience with this? Where can I get a certified cheque?

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Old 05.06.2015, 11:04
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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

In the UK, certified just means you sign across the middle as well and the cheque cannot then be cancelled.

Alternatively you can draw a bank cheque on your account, and the money leaves at that point so the cheque is as good as the bank's credit rather than yours.

I've never even seen a cheque in Switzerland though! Probably the second one is an option.
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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

I have not done in Switzerland but in Belgium you could request a certified cheque at the bank. ( chèque certifié)
I would go to the bank and ask.
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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

This looks as though you can order via your online account if you are with Postfinance, or walk into a post office and pay cash for a cheque to be sent.

https://www.postfinance.ch/en/priv/p...sh/detail.html

There's a number given to call for more information.
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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

AlefSin - did you find a resolution to your certified cheque problem. I need to send some documents to an embassy in Paris too and I need a certified cheque 'payable to x'. What did you end up doing?

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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

Hello there! any solutions for sending a certified check???
Same problem with the Canada visa in France
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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

Yes, as said above talk to your bank.
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Re: Where can I get a certified cheque?

I called the visa centre in Paris and they said it would be acceptable to include credit card details. I submitted my documents with my credit card number, name on card, date of expiration and ccv number. It worked perfectly and we received the visa 2-3 weeks later.
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