Send money to Uganda

Send money to Uganda quickly and easily using your credit or debit card, bank account or cash.

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We encrypt your transfers

We encrypt your transfers

We are committed to keeping your data secure

We are committed to keeping your data secure

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

We’ve sent money around the world for more than 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 credit1 or debit card

Ready to send money?

Send money to Uganda in a few taps with our app

Save receiver details – Make repeat transfers to the same people again and again without spending time resubmitting their details.

Start online and pay in-store – Set everything up from your phone and just drop the cash at your nearest agent location

On the go, any time, from anywhere – Make sending money to Uganda work for you. Complete your payments on your mobile device.

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Ratings as of January 1, 2022.

More information on how to send money to Uganda from Canada

My WUSM Rewards

Register for a My WUSM account and earn rewards on each money transfer you make to Uganda.

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Send money in person

If you need some help or have any questions, just head down to your nearest WU agent location to send money in person. You can pay in cash or using your debit or credit card1.

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Sending money to bank accounts

Send money to accounts at major Ugandan banks including Centenary Bank, Equity Bank and Stanbic Bank.

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Reasons to choose Western Union

Choice: send online, on the app, in person

Send money in a way that works for you, whether that’s online, on the app or in person. Whatever suits you best.

Committed to security

We encrypt all our money transfers and offer full tracking for your peace of mind and complete security.

Convenient locations

Send or collect money from one of thousands of conveniently located WU agent locations across the world.


We’ve been around for 170 years and have been helping people send money securely for over 150 years.

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Quick and easy

Send money to Uganda in minutes4 using Western Union to transfer money online or using our app.

Easily track your transfer

Track your transfer in-app so you can check it’s reached the person it was meant to.

Schedule transfers

Schedule future transfers so you never miss a birthday or special occasion again.

Offers and discounts

Get exclusive offers and discounts when you register for an account.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to Uganda?

You can send any amount to Uganda from an agent location, though you may be asked to provide more information for larger amounts. When sending money online from Canada to Uganda the maximum amount is $7,500.

How do I send money online to Uganda?

Head to our website to send money online to Uganda. Select the country you want to send money to, add in the amount you want to send and select your chosen sending and receiving methods. You can then add in the information about your recipient. If you’re sending directly to their bank account, this will be their:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Bank address
  • Bank account number

If you’re sending to a location for them to collect in person, you’ll need the recipient’s first name and their address.

How do I send money to Uganda from a Western Union agent location?

How you’ll send money for a cash pickup at a Western Union agent location will depend on how you decide to pay. If you’re paying by credit or debit card:

  1. Log in, or register and verify your free profile.
  2. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
  3. Choose the destination you’d like to send money to, and the amount. Select ‘Cash pickup’ and payment by card. Then click ‘Continue’.
  4. Choose to send money to a past recipient or enter the name and address of the person you want to transfer money to. You’ll also need to select the purpose of the transfer and the source of funds.
  5. Pay for your online money transfer with your credit or debit card.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to you with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver for a fast cash pickup.

If you’re paying by bank transfer, you’ll need to verify your bank account after providing the information about the account you’re paying from.

How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Uganda?

Before you confirm your transfer, you’ll be given a summary of all the fees and costs with Western Union, so you have a clear view of how much you’ll be paying for your transfer.

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

If you’re sending money to Uganda online or via the app, your recipient could have access to the funds in just a matter of minutes4.

1 Your card issuer may charge a cash advance fee and interest for using a credit card.

2 Network data as of December 31, 2021.

3 Funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions of service. See Mobile Form for restrictions.

4 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.