Send money to El Salvador

Send money to El Salvador with Western Union and start sharing with friends and family around the world.

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Convenient ways to send and receive money

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Using your bank details

Cash at an agent location

With a credit5 or debit card

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Send money to El Salvador in a few taps with our app

Save important receiver details and save time making repeat transfers.

Start your money transfer to El Salvador online and benefit from a speedy checkout when you pay in store.

Follow the status of your transfer in real time with our online tracker tool.

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More information on how to send money to El Salvador from Canada

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Can’t get to an agent location? Use our Western Union® app to transfer money to loved ones while you’re on the move.

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Collect cash transfers in minutes3

If you need to send money swiftly, money transfers to El Salvador are quick and convenient when your receiver collects in cash.

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Reasons to choose Western Union

Dedicated to security

We’re devoted to looking out for your money by using encryption and fraud prevention measures each time you use our service.

Convenient agent locations

Choose from more than 3,5001 agent locations across Canada to send money to the ones that matter.

Heritage

We’ve been sending money around the world for over 150 years, so you know your money is in experienced hands.

Pay the way you like

Western Union offer the choice to pay online, on the app or in person. Send money to El Salvador straight into your loved ones’ mobile wallet4 or bank account2.

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Send again quickly

Make repeat transfers simple by saving your receiver details for next time.

Schedule transfers

Automate your transfers to send money on a regular basis for bill payments and special occasions.

Offers and discounts

Enjoy exclusive deals and collect cash back6 from purchases from over 12,000 stores online with My WUSM rewards.

Easily track your transfer

Follow the progress of your money transfer to El Salvador with the tracking number (MTCN) found on your receipt.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to El Salvador?

The limit for sending money to El Salvador using cash payment at an agent location for a cash pickup is 7,500 CAD.

You can send up to 5,000 CAD using a credit5 or debit card payment when you transfer into a bank account or select cash pickup.

For sending money into a mobile wallet4 by credit or debit card payment, or from your bank account2, you may send up to 3,400 CAD.

If you wish to make a transfer from your bank account2 into another bank account2, or from your bank account2 for a cash pickup, there is a sending limit of 999 CAD.

How do I send money online to El Salvador?

It’s easy to send money to El Salvador online. Just follow these steps:

  1. Register to create a free Western Union profile or log in.
  2. Select ‘Send now’ to begin an online transfer.
  3. Enter the amount of money you wish to send and set El Salvador as your destination.
  4. Choose a payment method – credit card5, debit card or bank account2
  5. Choose a receiving method – cash pickup, bank account2 or mobile wallet4.
  6. Enter your receiver’s full name as it appears on their government-issued ID, their address information, and finally your payment details.
  7. Track your money transfer with the unique tracking number (MTCN), which can be found on your email receipt.
What do I need to send money online to El Salvador?

To send money to El Salvador online, make sure your payment method has sufficient funds. Remember to consider currency conversion and any service fees7, too.

When sending money to El Salvador for a cash pickup, you must provide the following details for your receiver:

  • Full name (as it appears on their government-issued ID)
  • Address information

To transfer into a bank account, you will need to offer your receiver’s:

  • Full name (as it appears on their government-issued ID)
  • Mobile number
  • Country code (503)
  • Address information

For sending money into a mobile wallet4, you will require your receiver’s:

  • Full name (as it appears on their government-issued ID)
  • Wallet service provider (Tigo Money)
  • Mobile number
  • Purpose of transfer
How do I send money to El Salvador from a Western Union agent location?

Sending money to El Salvador in person is simple:

  1. Search online for your nearest agent location.
  2. Bring your government-issued ID, phone number, or your My WUSM number to the counter. Please note, you may be asked to offer proof of your source of funds, so make sure to take a payslip, bank statement, or tax return with you just in case.
  3. Provide your receiver’s bank and account information, as well as their full name and address.
  4. Use cash, credit5 or debit card to pay for your money transfer.
  5. Keep hold of your unique tracking number (MTCN) on your receipt. Share this with your receiver to follow the progress of your transfer.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to El Salvador?

Visit our price estimate details page to calculate your money transfer to El Salvador. This will offer the total cost including currency conversion and any transfer fees7.

You can even secure the exchange rate by starting your transfer online before visiting an agent location. Just remember to complete your checkout within 24 hours.

How long does it take to send money to El Salvador from Canada?

Friends and family in El Salvador could receive your money transfer in minutes3 when you send using the following options:

  • Cash payment at an agent location for cash pickup
  • Credit5 or debit card payment for cash pickup
  • Credit5 or debit card payment into a mobile wallet4

If you make a credit5 or debit payment into a bank account2, the money may take up to four business days to arrive.

For a bank account2 transfer into a mobile wallet4 or arranged for cash pickup, this may take between seven and 10 business days to deliver. Sending money to El Salvador from a bank account2 into another bank account2 may take between seven and 14 days.

Network data as of December 31, 2021.

2 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)

3 Your transfer may be delayed or unavailable based on factors listed in our Terms and Conditions, including service selected, regulatory reasons, holidays, or other agent specific limitations.

4 Funds will be paid to the receiver’s mobile wallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account overdrawn charges.

5 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

6 Subject to WU Shop Terms and Conditions.

7 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.