Send money to Africa

Support your family and friends anywhere in Africa

Send money to Africa online from a CHF 2.90 transfer fee*!

Send money to Africa in person from a CHF 5.00 transfer fee*!

Send cash at one of our agent locations - click here to find a location near you.

Transfer amount (CHF) Send & Save**
Transfer fee (CHF)*
In minutes**
Transfer fee (CHF)*
0.05 — 150.00 5.00 13.00
150.05 — 375.00 5.00 20.00
375.05 — 500.00 5.00 35.00
500.05 — 750.00 7.00 35.00
750.05 — 1’000.00 7.00 50.00
1’000.05 — 1’500.00 10.00 50.00
1’500.05 — 2’000.00 12.00 76.00
2’000.05 — 2’500.00 15.00 76.00
2’500.05 — 3’000.00 17.00 76.00
3’000.05 — 3’500.00 20.00 96.00
3’500.05 — 4’000.00 25.00 96.00
4’000.05 — 5’000.00 30.00 96.00
5’000.05 — 6’000.00 35.00 117.00
6’000.05 — 7’000.00 40.00 138.00
7’000.05 — 8’000.00 40.00 159.00
8’000.05 — 8’500.00 40.00 180.00

"Send & Save Service**": all African countries

"In Minutes Service**": Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Chad and Togo. For other African countries, the standard fee table applies.

 


 

* Send up to CHF 50 for a CHF 2.90 transfer fee using our online service. Send up to CHF 500 for a CHF 5.00 transfer fee using our Send & Save service. Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice. The transfer fees are valid at participating agents from 24.04.2017 for transfers to Africa.

** Funds can be delayed or services may be unavailable due to certain transaction conditions, such as the amount sent, destination country, availability of currencies, legal requirements, proof of entitlement, opening hours of the agencies, different time zones, or several of these factors. Additional restrictions may apply. See send form for details. The maximum amount that can be sent may vary from agent to agent. Transactions may not be split. Senders and receivers must present valid proof of their identity (passport, identity card). On a case-by-case basis and irrespective of the amount involved, additional information and documents pertaining to the transaction may be requested.