Instant Money Order (iMO)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is iMO?
IMO is a web based instant money transfer service offered by India Post between
two individuals within India.
2. How fast is the money transfer?
Money booked through iMO can be disbursed in the next minute.
3. How much money can be sent through iMO?
A minimum of INR 1,000/- and a maximum of INR 50,000/- can be sent through iMO.
4. Is the money paid in cash?
Receiver can receive the payment in cash upto INR 50,000. He can also receive
the payment through his Post Office Savings Bank Account in the same iMO
5. How is money sent through iMO?
Money can be sent from any iMO center. A simple “To Remit Payment” (given below)
form is to be filled up and submitted along with the remittance amount and
commission at the iMO counter. A printed receipt with a sealed computer
generated confidential 16-digit iMO number is issued to the remitter. The number
has to be conveyed by the remitter to the payee by phone, SMS, e-mail or any
6. How does the payee collect money?
The payee can collect money from any iMO post office other than office of
booking on presentation of the 16-digit iMO number and production of
photo-identity proof. While receiving money the payee will have to fill a simple
“To Make Payment” form (given below).
7. What can be presented as proof of identity?
The payee can prove his /her identity by presenting any of the following
(a) Voter’s I-Card
(b) PAN Card
(c) Ration Card with
photo of receiver
(d) Post Office Identity Card
(e) Driving License
(g) Approved/Recognized Central Government/ State Government/
PSU/Office/College/University ID Card
8. Is iMO expensive?
Given the instant nature of transmission of money, iMO tariff is very
9. Can message be sent along with money through iMO?
Yes, along with money you can also send a message. Choose any one from a list of
standardized messages** give below and it will be delivered along with the money
at no extra cost.
10. What makes iMO special?
It is fast money transfer service from the friendly neighborhood post office –
Money can be transferred within a minute.
It is safe – The money is disbursed only on presentation of the confidential
16-digit iMO number and proof of identity – ensuring that the money reaches the
It is hassle free – iMO does not involve tedious forms or lengthy procedures. A
simple form is to be filled and the money is ready to be transferred.
It is reliable – India Post has been handling Savings Schemes and Money Transfer
for the last 150 years. It is a name you can trust your money with.
11. Can the money be received only at one given iMO Centre or any iMO Centre in
The payee can take payment from any iMO Centre in India except the post office
where the iMO was booked. This can be a great boon for business travelers,
traders, tourists, students, patients admitted to outstation hospitals, etc. as
they need not carry cash and can encash iMO as per need at whichever location
the need arises.
12. Where are the iMO Centres located?
Please click the link for the latest iMO centres. The location of iMO Centres