Send money to South Korea

Send money to South Korea from Canada in a way that works best for you. Transfer money easily and reliably with Western Union.

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We encrypt your transfers

We encrypt your transfers

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We’ve sent money around the world for more than 150 years

We’ve sent money around the world for more than 150 years

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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

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Send money to South Korea in a few taps with our app

Send money to South Korea on the go using the Western Union® app.

Make quick and easy payments by saving your receiver’s details for next time.

Track your money transfer to South Korea in real time.

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More information on how to send money to South Korea from Canada

Send money to South Korea in person

Find your nearest agent location and start sending money to South Korea in person. Visit one of over 3,5001 agent locations across Canada.

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Through the app

Whether you’re at home or on the go, send money to South Korea easily with a touch of a button on the Western Union® app.

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Sign up to My WUSM for free, start earning rewards and up to 30% cash back3 today.

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Reasons to choose Western Union

Send the way you like

Send money to South Korea in a way that’s easy for you – send money online, on the app or in person at an agent location.

Worldwide reach

Whether you’re sending money to a neighbour across the street or a to friend across the world, Western Union can help you move money quickly and easily.

Committed to your peace of mind

We encrypt every transaction and use the latest fraud prevention methods so you can feel confident making money transfers to South Korea.

Longstanding heritage

Western Union has been helping people move money to the ones that matter for 150 years. You can rely on us to help you support friends and loved ones from anywhere.

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Schedule transfers

Stay ahead of special occasions and bill payments by scheduling your money transfers to send automatically.

Send again quickly

Save the details of your popular receivers and make speedy repeat payments to loved ones in South Korea

Easily track your transfer

Follow your money transfer to South Korea in real time to see when it arrives.

Offers and discounts

Collect points and earn cash back3 from big brands with My WUSM. Sign up for free to explore offers and start sending gifts around the world.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to South Korea?

The total sum you can send in a single transaction varies based on payment method:

  • Cash in-store – up to 7,500 CAD.
  • Credit/debit card – up to 5,000 CAD.
  • Bank account – up to 999 CAD.
How do I send money online to South Korea?

Sending money to South Korea from Canada online is easy. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Register or log in to your online profile, then select ‘Send now’ to start your money transfer to South Korea.
  2. Select South Korea as your destination and enter the amount you wish to send.
  3. Choose how you would like your money transfer to be received and how you would like to pay. You’ll see an estimated transfer time for these options.
  4. Enter your receiver’s details and pay.
  5. We will send you a confirmation email with an MTCN number. Share this with your receiver to follow the payment together, or for a faster cash pickup.
What do I need to send money online to South Korea?

To send money to South Korea online, all you need is:

  • A free Western Union profile – register or log in.
  • A form of government-issued ID to verify your profile.
  • Yours and your receiver’s personal information and account details.
  • Your credit2/debit card or bank account details.
How do I send money to South Korea from a Western Union agent location?

You can send money to South Korea from a Western Union agent location in just a few steps:

  1. Search online for your nearest agent location.
  2. Bring a valid government-issued ID, your phone number or My WUSM number to the counter, your payment method, as well as your receiver’s personal and bank account information.
  3. You may need to provide your source of funds, so please make sure you also take a payslip, bank statement or tax return with you.
  4. Pay to complete the money transfer with cash or a credit2/debit card.
  5. Look out for the MTCN number on your receipt and share with your receiver so that you can both track the funds in real time.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to South Korea?

Easily predict the cost of your money transfer to South Korea by using our price estimator, including the exchange rate and any transfer fees4.

How long does it take to send money to South Korea from Canada?

Transfer times vary based on payment method:

  • Cash in-store – arrives in minutes5
  • Credit/debit card – arrives in minutes5

Bank account – 7-10 business days

1 Network data 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.

3 Subject to WU Shop Terms and Conditions.

4 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.

5 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.