Send money to the United States

Send money to the United States online, on the move with our app, or in-store. With Western Union, your loved ones are always in reach.

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    80% customers take less than 6 minutes to complete an online transfer with WU.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money from France to the United States

    Choose the way you pay

    With a credit4 or debit card

    Via Apple Pay® in our app

    Using your bank details

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    Send money to the United States in a few taps with our app

    Start and finish your transfer entirely with our app

    Save your receiver’s details and send again quickly

    Track your transfer to the United States from the moment you click send

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    Rating as of 7 September 2022.

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    More information on how to send money to the United States from France

    Get an estimate before you send

    Before you send, get a transparent breakdown of your money transfer to the United States, including fees, delivery times, and exchange rates.

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    Receiver details required

    Sending money to the United States is quick and easy – have your receiver’s full name, bank details, and contact information to hand.

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    Set up repeat transfers

    When you sign up to Western Union, you can arrange repeat transfers so that you’ll never miss an important transfer, no matter how busy life gets.

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    Easily track your transfer

    From the moment you click send, you can track your money transfer using your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Get rewarded with the My WU program

    Sign up for the My WU program to enjoy discounts on transfer fees5 and rewards every time you move your money. First, register for your Western Union profile.

    Schedule transfers

    Do now what you might forget later and arrange transfers for a specific time and day. Enter in the details, and we’ll handle the rest.

    Send money quickly

    Need to send money urgently? Easily and quickly support your loved ones in minutes3 by sending money for cash pickup at an agent location.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Committed to security

    Our technologies encrypt your personal information, so you can make your money transfer to the United States with peace of mind.

    International reach

    There are more than 200 countries and territories in the Western Union network. So, whether it’s the next town over or thousands of miles away, your loved ones are never out of reach.

    Pay the way you like

    Whether you prefer to pay in cash, by debit/credit4 card, or through your bank, you can pay the way you like for your money transfer with Western Union.


    For more than 150 years, our mission has been to help people move their money where it matters most. Our commitment continues to this day.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to the United States?

    The total sum you can send in a single transfer varies based on your methods of payment and receipt:

    • Cash in-store – 6,000 EUR to a bank account, or 5,000 EUR for cash pickup
    • Bank transfer – 50,000 EUR to a bank account, or 5,000 EUR for cash pickup
    • Credit4/debit card – 5,000 EUR
    How do I send money online to the United States?

    It’s easy to send money to the United States online. To get started:

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile, then click ‘Send money’.
    2. Select the United States as your chosen destination, then enter the amount you wish to send.
    3. Choose your methods of payment and receipt.
    4. You’ll receive an estimate here if you’re happy to continue to the next page.
    5. Enter your receiver’s details and complete your transfer.

    Once done, you’ll receive a unique tracking number (MTCN) to track your transfer. Share this number with your receiver so they can access their funds.

    What do I need to send money online to the United States?

    To send money to the United States online, you’ll need the following:

    • A free Western Union profile – register or log in to get started.
    • Some form of FR government-issued ID, such as a passport or driving license to verify your profile.
    • Your receiver’s personal details and bank account information if sending for bank transfer.
    • Your payment details, such as your credit4/debit card or bank account details.
    How do I send money to the United States from a Western Union agent location?

    You can move your money in a few simple steps:

    1. Use our location finder to look for your most convenient Western Union agent location.
    2. Visit your chosen agent location and approach the desk with a form of FR government-issued ID, your phone number, or My WU If you started your transfer online, you can also finish up in-store here.
    3. Provide your recipient’s details and pay for your transfer. You may be required to provide proof of your source of funds, such as a payslip, bank statement, or tax return.
    4. Once you complete your transfer, look out for your unique tracking number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver to track your transfer in real-time.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to the United States?

    Getting clear, concise breakdowns on your transfer is easy – simply visit our transfer tracker with zero commitment.

    How long does it take to send money to the United States from France?

    The delivery time of your money transfer to the United States varies depending on the method of payment.

    When sending money to a bank account, transfers can take:

    • Credit4/debit card – next banking day3 6
    • Bank transfer – up to 6 business days3

    When transferring money for cash pickup:

    • Credit4/debit card – in minutes3
    • Bank transfer – Up to 3 business days3
    • Cash payment – in minutes3

    Still have questions?

    1 Agent location count valid as of December 31, 2021.

    2 Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into in the bank account corresponding to account number you provide. Please Note: The receiver’s account must be a local currency payout account.

    3 Service and funds may be delayed or unavailable depending on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”). Additional restrictions may apply; see our terms and conditions for details.

    4 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.

    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.

    6 Excludes receiver’s bank holidays.