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Tip of the Week: Submitting a Money Order Payment?

The Registry occasionally receives money orders that are not completely or accurately filled out which can delay the processing of your application/renewal request. Please follow these steps when filling out a money order:

  1. Write the Payee Name
    Write the name of the person or business you are addressing the money order to in the “PAY TO THE ORDER OF” field first. Make sure the spelling and information are correct. You cannot make alterations once the money order is processed.
  2. Fill Out Your Information in the Purchaser Fields
    The purchaser is you. Whether it says “From,” “Sender,” “Remitter,” or “Purchaser,” this is where you fill in your information. Western Union® money orders require your address and full name, but others may only have a field for your name. Use your full legal name and your current mailing address in this section.
  3. Sign the Front of the Money Order
    Sign the front of the money order. Leave the back of the money order blank, as this is where the recipient must sign. Some money orders leave room for a note or memo to specify the payment’s purpose. After checking it over for accuracy, you can send the money order as you would a check.
  4. Keep the Money Order Receipt
    Your money order will either have a detachable receipt to keep for your records. This proof of purchase has tracking information so you can monitor your money order and confirm when it has been deposited. If you suspect that your money order is lost, misplaced, or stolen, report it to the provider.

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