International money transfer

Make an international money transfer to those you love with our website, via our app, or at an agent location. Transfer money to more than 200 countries and territories around the world with Western Union today.

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

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

How to transfer money internationally with Western Union


Register for free

Reliably transfer money abroad with Western Union in only a few clicks. Simply register for a free profile, provide some basic information about yourself, and start transferring money abroad to your chosen destination.


Specify the details of your transfer

To start your international money transfer, you need to provide a few details. These can include your:

  • Destination country
  • Total amount to send
  • Chosen method of payment
  • Receiving method

Add receiver’s details

Before you start making a money transfer abroad, you’ll need to gather a few details. Have your receiver’s full name and details ready. You may also need to provide details about the transfer’s purpose and the source of the funds.


Pay and send

If you’re happy with the international money transfer you’ve set up, click send. You’ll receive a receipt and email confirmation. You can pay by cash, credit1/debit card, bank transfer, Klarna or Apple Pay in our app.


Track your international money transfer

On your receipt you’ll find a unique tracking number (MTCN), which you can use to track your money from the moment you press send. Share with your receiver, so you can also follow the funds.


More ways to transfer and receive money internationally

Register to transfer money internationally today

Quick and easy sign up

Sign up is quick, easy and free. Register online to start sending money abroad online today.

Pay the way you like

Transfer money abroad via our website, app or at an agent location – whichever is convenient for you.

Track your transfer

Track your money transfer abroad from the moment you hit send with the unique tracking number (MTCN) and our transfer tracker.

Resend to regular receivers

Save the details of friends, family, and important contacts to make repeat transfers quickly.

Rely on Western Union for international money transfers

With Western Union you can transfer money abroad to loved ones in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
We’ve moved money for more than 150 years – so you can rely on us to handle your international money transfer across currencies and continents.
We always strive to improve our service and improve options, meaning we can transfer to:

  • Mobile wallets4
  • Agent locations for cash collection
  • Bank account
  • Direct to debit card – depending on the transfer location

Pay the way you want and give a gift today.

International transfers in a few taps with our app

Make a money transfer from almost anywhere, anytime with our app.

Follow your money using real-time tracking.

Quickly send money to your loved ones again and again.

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Rating as of 15 December 2022.


The easy, reliable way to transfer money internationally

Send money to Africa

It’s convenient to transfer money abroad to Africa, whether you want to send cash, direct to a bank account, or to a mobile wallet4.

Send money to Asia

Transfer funds to Asia for cash pickup, directly to a bank account, or to a mobile wallet4.

Send money to Australia

You can send money for cash pickup across Australia, or directly to a bank account.

Send money to Europe

Whether you’re supporting a family member or surprising a friend, it’s easy to send money across Europe, including direct to debit card.

North America

From Canada to Mexico and the USA, it’s easy to transfer money abroad to North America.

Send money to South America

Send money agent locations and bank accounts across South America.

Frequently asked questions

Which charges apply for international transfers?

Western Union transfer fees5 vary depending on where and how you’re sending funds. Our transfers are transparent. All fees are listed alongside the amount your receiver will get and the current exchange rate.

What do I need to transfer money internationally?

Before you can start an international transfer online, you’ll need to register for a Western Union profile and provide some essential information, such as:

  • A form of government issued I.D. such as a passport or driver’s licence.
  • Your receiver’s details. The information you need will depend on how your loved one wants to receive their money transfer.
  • The transfer amount.
  • Your preferred payment method and the receiving method.
  • Your receiver’s payment details.

If you’re transferring in person, you won’t need to register for an account. However, you will still need to provide the above details.

What is the cheapest way to transfer money internationally?

Whenever you transfer money abroad with Western Union you can see transparent transfer fees5 before you commit to sending money. Whether you pay in cash, or make an international money transfer by bank account, you can see an overview of all costs before you confirm the transfer.

What is the largest sum of money I can transfer internationally?

International transfers with Western Union are capped at 5,000 EUR per transfer. The total amount you can transfer overseas varies based on your location, the destination, your desired payment and receiving methods. You can see these limits beneath the ‘Send amount’ box on the Send Money page when you arrange an international transfer.

Have more questions about transferring money to bank accounts?

Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information.

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1 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.

2 Agent location count valid as of 31st December 2021.

3 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

4 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.

5 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.