How to Send a Money Order

Whether you need to send cash within the United States or internationally, a money order allows you to send funds safely and securely.

You will need

  • Cash
  • debit card
  • or traveler's checks
  • Name and address of recipient
  • Stamped envelope

Step 1 Determine how much money you need to send Determine the exact amount of money you will need to send.

Step 2 Learn what the fee for the money order will be Visit your local post office or go online to USPS.com to learn what the fee for the money order will be.

Step 3 Have the total money order cost on hand Add the money order fee cost to the total amount of money you want to send for your total money order cost. Have this amount in cash, on a debit card, or in traveler’s checks.

Step 4 Get the full name and mailing address of the recipient Get the full name and mailing address of the person who will be receiving your money order.

Step 5 Complete the money order form Complete the money order form, including your name and address as well as the name and address of the recipient.

Step 6 Pay for the money order, and mail it to the recipient Pay for the money order, and place it in a stamped envelope. Mail it to the recipient, knowing that the money will be securely sent.

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