Send money to Afghanistan

It’s simple to send money to Afghanistan with Western Union. Register for free to transfer funds to loved ones at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

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    Choose how to send money to Afghanistan

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to Afghanistan in a few taps with our app

    Use the Western Union® app to transfer money on the go from anywhere.

    Track your money transfer in real time using the MTCN number.

    Start your money transfer online and finish at your nearest agent location.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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    Quick and easy

    It’s simple to register and send money to Afghanistan online, in store or via the Western Union® app.

    Track your money transfer

    Keep an eye on your money transfer using the MTCN. Share it with your receiver so you can both track your money transfer.

    Schedule transfers

    Planning to make future transfers? Create a schedule so you can conveniently send money to Afghanistan.

    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Freedom of choice

    Choose your preferred method to send money to Afghanistan. Whether it’s online, in person or via the Western Union® app.

    Committed to security

    All money transfers are encrypted and have rigorous fraud prevention measures in place to look after your personal information.

    International reach

    A global footprint of hundreds of thousands of retail locations

    Register for free

    It’s free to register with Western Union and begin sending money to Afghanistan. Start sending money to those that matter the most in just a few clicks.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Afghanistan?

    You can send up to 8,000 GBP per money transfer to Afghanistan online for cash pickup. To send money in-store at an agent location, you can transfer up to 5,000 GBP.

    How do I send money online to Afghanistan?

    It’s easy to transfer money to Afghanistan online when you follow these steps:

    1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send money’ to start your money transfer.
    2. Choose Afghanistan as the destination and enter the amount you would like to send. Click ‘Cash pickup’ as the receiver method and select how you would like to pay. Click ‘Continue’.
    3. Enter your receiver’s details. You will also be asked to identify the transfer purpose and your source of funds.
    4. Pay for your online money transfer.
    5. A confirmation email will be sent to you with a unique tracking number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver so you can both track the transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to Afghanistan?

    To send money to Afghanistan, you’ll need some information about your receiver. This includes their full name and address as it appears on their ID. You will also be asked to supply the money transfer purpose and your source of funds.

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

    To send money from an agent location, you’ll need to:

    1. Search online for a Western Union location near you.
    2. Take a valid government-issued ID or phone number to the counter, along with your receiver’s information. Before transferring money to Afghanistan, you will need to provide proof regarding your source of funds. To help with this, please ensure you also take a bank statement, tax return or payslip along with you.
    3. Pay for the money transfer with cash or a credit2/debit card.
    4. Look out for the MTCN on your receipt. Share this with your receiver so you can both track your funds.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Afghanistan?

    You can estimate the price to transfer money to Afghanistan, including currency conversion and any transfer fees3, by using our free price estimator.

    How long will it take my money transfer to reach Afghanistan?

    You can send money to Afghanistan via cash pickup and it will be ready for your family to collect in minutes1.

    Still have questions?

    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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    2 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    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.