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Travelers Cheques are safer than cash because if they are ever lost or stolen, they can be replaced quickly and easily, almost anywhere in the world, usually within 24 hours.
You can purchase Travelers Cheques at both New York branches. Click here for location and hours of operation.
Gift Cheques can be purchased at both New York branches. Visit our ATM & Branch Locator, located onthe top menu bar, for locations and hours of operation.
There are thousands of banks and foreign exchange partners in countries around the world where you can exchange your American Express Travelers Cheques for local currency. You may also use your Travelers Cheques like cash to pay for products and services at accepting retail locations, restaurants and hotels. Visit americanexpress.com/useTC to find the most convenient exchange location.
Travelers Cheques are available in the following currencies: US dollars, Canadian dollars, Euros, British Pounds Sterling, and Japanese Yen. They can be purchased in a variety of denominations.
Gift Cheques are available in a variety of prepaid amounts. 25 USD, 50 USD, or 100 USD.
To cash a Travelers Cheque, date it in the upper right-hand corner, just like a personal check (some Cheque designs may not have the date line), and fill out the “pay to the order” line. Then countersign the Cheque in the lower left-hand corner. Make sure the cashier watches as you sign so your signature can be verified. If you encounter difficulties in cashing a Cheque in the U.S. encourage the cashier or merchant to call American Express for instructions at 1 800-525-7641. Outside the U.S., the merchant can call an American Express Travelers Cheque Customer Service Center.
When cashing a Gift Cheque, the recipient should countersign the check in the lower left corner, and complete the “pay to the order of” section in the middle, with a cashier watching. When the recipient first receives the Gift Cheques, the recipient should immediately sign the gift checks in the upper left corner. If you encounter difficulties in cashing an American Express Gift Cheque, please encourage the merchant to call American Express for instructions at 1 800-525-7641 within the United States. While outside the United States, the merchant can call an American Express Travelers Cheque Customer Service Center.
No, they will never expire.
American Express Travelers Cheques serve as a replacement for cash. It is an easy and safe way to prevent risks related to traveling with cash.
Yes. Please check our schedule of fees and service charges for the current fee.
The American Express Gift Cheque is a prepaid check that, when purchased, comes with a set dollar value. American Express Gift Cheques can be used like cash at most retail locations, hotels, and restaurants. But unlike cash, American Express Gift Cheques have a built-in security feature ensuring that only the recipient can cash the check.