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Warning: Cash Any Canada Post Money Orders ASAP

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Cash Any Canada Post Money Orders ASAP

A warning for sellers: if you have or are expecting Money Orders from Canadian customers, you have until August 30th to cash them. The same is true in reverse for Canadian sellers dealing with US payments.

The USPS announced it was terminating international money order service with Canada effective August 30, 2019. “A customer wishing to cash a Canada Post-issued money order at a USPS facility after August 30, 2019, will be unable to do so, and is advised to return the money order to the sender,” the Postal Service warned on Thursday.

Announcement follows:

Termination of International Money Order Service with Canada

Effective August 30, 2019, the Postal Service™ will no longer sell International Postal Money Orders destined for Canada, and will no longer cash International Postal Money Orders issued by Canada Post. In addition, effective August 30, 2019, Canada Post will no longer sell International Postal Money Orders destined for the U.S., and will no longer cash International Postal Money Orders issued by the Postal Service.

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A holder of a USPS®-issued international postal money order who does not cash it before the effective date can redeem it at a U.S. Post Office™ facility at face value. A customer wishing to cash a Canada Post-issued money order at a USPS facility after August 30, 2019, will be unable to do so, and is advised to return the money order to the sender.

To avoid any inconvenience, customers are encouraged to complete any US Postal Service – Canada Post international money order transactions prior to August 30, 2019.

The International Mail Manual (IMM®) and DMM Advisories are available on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com)

SOURCE: USPS

Updated to note in the introduction that Canada Post will no longer sell International Postal Money Orders destined for the US, and will no longer cash International Postal Money Orders issued by the Postal Service.

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3 thoughts on “Warning: Cash Any Canada Post Money Orders ASAP”

  1. How nice that the post office envisions themselves as the only people who cash these money orders. We take ours to our bank. Never a problem. The post office needs to get over itself.

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