Send money to Italy

Send money to Italy from Canada in a way that’s convenient for you. Reliably transfer money across the Atlantic to loved ones in Italy with Western Union.

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    80% customers take less than 6 minutes to complete an online transfer with WU.

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    We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

    Ready to send money to Italy?

    Send money to Italy in a few taps with our app

    Transferring money to Italy from Canada is easy. Send money on the go, any time.

    Receiver details are saved for quick and convenient repeat money transfers.

    Track your money transfers to Italy in real time.

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    Ratings as of October 1, 2023.

    Reasons to use Western Union to send money to Italy

    A reliable heritage

    For over 150 years, we have been helping people around the world send money, so you can rely on Western Union to help you move yours too.

    Free registration

    Our easy-to-use app is free to download, so you can set up a profile and start sending money to Italy in a way that’s convenient to you.

    International reach

    Thanks to a network covering more than 200 countries and territories, you can reach loved ones around the world with Western Union.

    Committed to security

    All money transfers are encrypted when you use our services, and we work hard to prevent fraud.

    Sign up to send money to Italy today

    Schedule money transfers

    Simply select a date and time that suits your situation and schedule a convenient money transfer.

    Quick and easy

    We try to make things as simple as possible, so you can register for a free profile with Western Union and start sending money today.

    Track money transfers

    Using our app, you can easily follow all your money transfers with a tracking number (MTCN). You’ll see when it arrives with the receiver.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Italy?

    The amount of money you can send to Italy depends on the different payment and receiving methods you use. To transfer money to Italy using a credit2 or debit card to a bank account, the limit is 5,000 CAD.

    However, if you intend to pay via any of the following methods, the limit is 999 CAD:

    • By cash at an agent location to a bank account or for cash pickup.
    • Transferring money via a bank account to an account or for cash pickup.
    How do I transfer money to an Italian account?

    If you want to send money to an Italian bank account:

    1. Log in or register for a free profile and click ‘Send now’ to begin transferring your money online.
    2. Enter Italy as the destination and the amount you’d like to send. Transfer money to a bank account using a credit2 or debit card and the money could arrive with the receiver in minutes.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’ and choose your payment method. Then click ‘Continue’.
    4. Enter your receiver’s account details or choose to send money to a past receiver. You’ll need the receiver’s name, address, IBAN and bank name.
    5. Send the money by paying with your credit2 or debit card.
    6. You’ll receive an email confirming your money transfer. This will contain a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Follow the progress of the money transfer and share the tracking number with the receiver.
    How do I send money to Italy from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Find a Western Union agent location near you by searching online.
    2. You’ll need to take your phone number and a valid government-issued ID to the counter, along with your receiver’s bank details and account information.
    3. Please note that before transferring money to Italy, proof of the source of your funds may be required. To help, please also bring a payslip, bank statement or tax return with you.
    4. Pay to transfer the money with cash or a credit2/debit card.
    5. Look for your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on your receipt. Share this tracking number with your receiver and you can both track the funds.

    It’s also possible to start a money transfer online or on the app and complete it at an agent location.

    How long does it take to send money to Italy from Canada?

    Depending on the method of payment and receipt, it can take minutes to send money to Italy from Canada.

    For a money transfer in minutes, you’ll need:

    • Payment to be via credit2 or debit card and receive method to be cash pickup.
    • Payment to be via cash and receive method to be cash pickup.
    • Payment to be via credit2 or debit card and receive method to be bank account.

    The below money transfers take up to 4 business days:

    • Payment via bank account and receive method is cash pickup.
    • Both payment and receive method are bank account.

    1 Agent location count effective as of December 31, 2021.

    2 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.