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Old May 28th 2008, 9:41 pm
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Ive just attended my bank (HSBC) in Canada and requested a bankers draft so I can send my PR fee to the CIC in London.

The lady gave me a Personal Money Order - she advised me this is the same as a Bankers Draft. I have to sign it and put my address on it as the value is less the $1000.

Can anyone else out there confirm they are the same and will the CIC accept this I wouldn't like to hold up my application if I was advised incorrectly.
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Old May 29th 2008, 1:47 am
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Default Re: PR fee - bankers Draft / Personal Money Order

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Ive just attended my bank (HSBC) in Canada and requested a bankers draft so I can send my PR fee to the CIC in London.

The lady gave me a Personal Money Order - she advised me this is the same as a Bankers Draft. I have to sign it and put my address on it as the value is less the $1000.

Can anyone else out there confirm they are the same and will the CIC accept this I wouldn't like to hold up my application if I was advised incorrectly.
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Old May 29th 2008, 3:50 am
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It will be fine, as long as it is in CAD and you make it payable to "The Receiver General for Canada".
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Old May 29th 2008, 6:04 pm
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We ordered a bankers draft from Natwest for $980 and we were charge a total of 18 UK pounds for the pleasure ... the rate they gave was poor as well $1.91

It arrived within a couple of days

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Originally Posted by claire600
We ordered a bankers draft from Natwest for $980 and we were charge a total of 18 UK pounds for the pleasure ... the rate they gave was poor as well $1.91

It arrived within a couple of days

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When we paid the 1st lot of fees we were in England so used a Bankers Draft - they charged us (Halifax).

With HSBC now as because we are Prem Customers we dont have to pay for bankers drafts - however we were given a Personal Money Order and advised it was the same as a bankers draft. It is in Cad as we are in Canada on Bunac visas as present.

Mr Miller has stated above it should be fine - so mind is at rest...
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As Andrew says you will be fine (I work for a Canadian Bank) don't worry.

Strictly speaking money orders are for lower amounts and bankers drafts for higher (ie payment below $1000 = money order, above $1000 = draft, they are all processed in the system the same way and the reason that CIC may state a draft, is that a lot of their transactions would be above $1000)
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Originally Posted by mandymoochops
As Andrew says you will be fine (I work for a Canadian Bank) don't worry.

Strictly speaking money orders are for lower amounts and bankers drafts for higher (ie payment below $1000 = money order, above $1000 = draft, they are all processed in the system the same way and the reason that CIC may state a draft, is that a lot of their transactions would be above $1000)
Thanks Mandymoochops. My mind is rest.
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Default Re: PR fee - bankers Draft / Personal Money Order

Originally Posted by Sam the lamb
Ive just attended my bank (HSBC) in Canada and requested a bankers draft so I can send my PR fee to the CIC in London.

The lady gave me a Personal Money Order - she advised me this is the same as a Bankers Draft. I have to sign it and put my address on it as the value is less the $1000.

Can anyone else out there confirm they are the same and will the CIC accept this I wouldn't like to hold up my application if I was advised incorrectly.
I agree with all, it'll be fine.

I'm with HSBC in Edmonton, Canada and paid the same way you are and had no problems at all.

Don't worry.
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