I’ve gotten my prints done for the criminal background check in Canada but now I’m having trouble finding a place where I can get a money order. According to the RCMP’s website they’ll accept money orders or cheques in Canadian or US dollar equivalent for the 25$ fee.
I started at the post office (with Taiwanese husband in tow) because that’s where I’ve known to get money orders (in Canada in the past). They sent us on a wild goose chase until we ended up at the main branch near Taipei Main and were then told us they don’t do money orders we’d have to get one from a bank.
So we’ve been to 3 or 4 banks and all of them try to give us a different messed up version of something that doesn’t seem like a money order at all. We’ve been told they could give us a money order (only in US dollars) but that it would take over a month for the receiver to be able to get access to the money??? Not only that the fee for the “money order” was going to be 900NT… nice… the “money order” is more expensive than the value of the “money order”?
Maybe my own understanding of money orders is wrong but my understanding was that that piece of paper is pretty much cash and once it’s bought and paid for it doesn’t involve a lot of fancy jumping through hoops and waiting for money to be released or verified…it doesn’t involve bank accounts or any kind of account numbers. I thought they were originally created to be a safe way to send money through the mail, a different version of a cheque.
I’m tearing out my hair here. Someone pleaaaaaaassssseeeee help.