Transfer money to China

Transfer money to China from Germany to help support your friends and family overseas. Find out how Western Union can help you send money to China for cash pickup in minutes1.


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    Choose how to transfer money to China

    Use your bank details
    Transfer with SOFORT
    Credit2 or debit card transactions
    Pay in cash

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    Rating as of 26 October, 2023.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union

    International reach

    With services across more than 200 countries, Western Union makes it easy for you to send money from Germany to China and beyond.

    Reliable money transfers

    When you transfer money with Western Union, you get more than reliability. You also benefit from more than 150 years of experience in moving money.

    Easy to get started

    It’s quick and easy to start your money transfer to China with Western Union. Register for free today.

    Flexible payments

    Pay the way you like, whether it’s via a bank transfer online, SOFORT on the Western Union® app, or cash in person.

    Sign up to send money to China today

    Track your money transfers

    Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) to stay up to date with the money transfer. Pass the number on to your receiver so they can track progress at their end too.

    Save your receiver’s details

    Make regular money transfers to China easy and quick by saving your loved ones’ details to your profile.

    Schedule future money transfers

    Register with Western Union to schedule upcoming payments in advance and avoid missing a birthday or important date.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send online to China?

    You can send up to EUR €5,500 online from Germany to China via bank transfer direct to your receiver’s bank account or for cash pickup at a nearby agent location in China.

    If you want to pay online with a credit2 or debit card, there is a money transfer limit of up to EUR €4,000. Similarly, an online bank transfer with Sofort can only be used for money transfers of up to EUR €5,000.

    Any money transfers over EUR €1,000 will require identity verification.

    How do I send money online to China?

    It’s easy to send money online to China with Western Union. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown to help you get started:

    1. Log in to your online profile or register to create one for free.
    2. Select China as your destination and enter the amount you’d like to transfer.
    3. Choose your receiving method – cash pickup, bank account.
    4. Confirm how you would like to pay from the available options, including credit2/debit card, Sofort transfer, bank transfer or cash in person at a nearby agent location.
    5. Click ‘Continue’, then enter your receiver’s details. They will vary depending on the receiving method.
    6. Once confirmed and your payment has been processed, you’ll receive a unique tracking number (MTCN) to share with the receiver to track your money transfer.
    How do I send money to China from a Western Union agent?

    Follow these simple steps to transfer money to China at a Western Union agent location:

    1. Find your nearest agent location on the Western Union website.
    2. Take your receiver’s details to the counter, as well as some form of personal identification, such as a phone number, My WU number or valid government-issued ID.
    3. Pay for your money transfer using cash or a credit2/debit card.
    4. Find the unique tracking number (MTCN) on your receipt and share with your receiver so you can both keep track of the funds.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to China?

    Use our price estimator to calculate the costs of transferring money to China from Germany. Select China as your destination, then enter the amount you wish to send and the currency type.

    You should then choose your receiving and payment methods to get your estimated total transfer cost in euros (EUR), including currency exchange rates and any relevant transfer fees3.

    Still have questions or need help?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    1 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. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s Mobile Wallet 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. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    2 If you use your credit card, a card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply; use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges. Subject to location facilities.

    3 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.