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How do international money orders work?

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International money orders are used in the same way as domestic money orders. According to the United States Postal Service, 29 countries cash international money orders. Money orders sent abroad are issued for amounts up to $700, while domestic money orders are issued for amounts up to $1,000.

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How do international money orders work?
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International money orders sent to El Salvador and Guyana can only have a maximum value of $500. As of 2014, a number of countries no longer issue money orders for payments to places located in the United States. Those countries are Bolivia, Cape Verde, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Guinea. Honduras, Mali, Mexico and Sierra Leone, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago also no longer issue money orders for payments in the United States.

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