A money order is the right solution when cash or a check won’t cut it


Western Union® money orders offer a reliable, convenient alternative to cash or a check. Use them to give a gift, make a purchase, or even pay a bill.

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All about money orders

Benefits of using
Western Union® money orders

Buy at participating Western Union agent locations.

With a money order, there’s no need for a bank account.

It’s a simple and reliable way to give money in person or send it through the mail.

Other money order questions?

How do I request a money order refund?

If you are a purchaser and you have a money order receipt, submit a money order refund request here.

Click here for other submission options to learn more about how to refund a money order.

Where can I cash a money order?

You may be able to cash your money order at banks and other retailers (grocery stores, check-cashing locations or other stores where you’ve been able to cash checks in the past). In some circumstances, the bank or retailer may charge you to cash your money order. You may also be able to deposit the money order into your bank account.

Please note, not all Western Union locations, including where you buy a money order, are able to cash them.

Do money orders have an expiration date?

No, money orders do not have an expiration date. However, depending upon the state of purchase, if you do not use or cash the money order within one to three years of the purchase date, a non-refundable service charge will be deducted from the principal amount.


Where can I buy a money order?

You can buy a money order at a participating Western Union location. Make sure to apply ‘Money Order’ as option in filters.

Other questions

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Find more money order FAQs here.

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