Send money to Egypt

Transfer money to Egypt with Western Union. It’s an easy, reliable way to support your loved ones when you can’t be with them in person.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose how to send money to Egypt

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to Egypt in a few taps with our app

    Track your transfer from Croydon to Cairo and get notified when it arrives.

    Save receiver details to make repeat transfers to Egypt even easier.

    Start a money transfer to Egypt on the app and pay in-store.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

    More information on how to send money to Egypt from the UK

    Most major banks covered

    From the National Bank of Egypt to Arab African International Bank, we cover most major banks in Egypt.

    Send money to a bank account

    Get a free estimate

    Check out current EGP/GBP exchange rates, transfer fees3, transfer times and more before you commit – with no obligation to send.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    Before you start your money transfer to Egypt, make sure you save time by having your receiver’s important details ready.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Fighting against fraud

    Our transfer encryption and data protection efforts help protect your transfers from fraud. You can help by learning how to spot a scam.

    Reliable experience

    Western Union started transferring money more than 150 years ago with a global footprint of hundreds of thousands of retail locations

    Quick, transparent transfers

    Transfer money to Egypt for cash pickup in minutes1. Track your transfers in real time every step of the way using your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Pay the way you like

    Whether by cash, credit2 or debit card, bank transfer, find a convenient way to pay that suits you.

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    Schedule money transfers to Egypt

    Got a friend’s birthday or special family occasion coming up? Schedule transfers in advance to stay organised and make regular transfers with ease.

    Send again quickly

    Make the process as simple as possible by saving your receiver’s details to make quick repeat transfers next time.

    Locations to suit you

    With thousands of agent locations across the UK and hundreds in Egypt, there’s always a convenient place to send and collect cash.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money to Egypt online?

    It’s straightforward to transfer money from the UK to Egypt online. Follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your profile, or register for free. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
    2. Enter Egypt as your destination and your transfer amount. You can also see the current exchange rates at this point.
    3. Next, choose how your receiver wants to get their money – cash pickup or to their bank account.
    4. You’ll then need to select the way you’d like to pay by choosing either credit2/debit card, Sofort or bank transfer. Click ‘Continue’.
    5. Choose whether you’re sending money to a previous or new receiver. Make sure you accurately fill in your loved one’s personal details and if you’re making a transfer to their bank account then you’ll need their bank account information. You’ll need to state the purpose of transaction and source of funds for both cash pickup and back account options.
    6. Pay with your credit2/debit card.
    7. You’ll then receive a unique tracking number (MTCN). Use this to track your transfer and share it with your receiver.
    What do I need to send money to Egypt online from the UK?

    To start a money transfer to Egypt from the UK online for cash pickup, you’ll just need your receiver’s full name, the purpose of transaction and the source of funds. To send money to their bank account you’ll need their:

    • Full name
    • Email address
    • Bank account information
    • Purpose of transaction and how you’ve sourced the funds for your transfer
    How much money can I send to Egypt?

    You can send up to 5,500 GBP to Egypt in a single transfer, when making a bank transfer to their bank account. If you pay by Sofort or credit2/debit card, the limit is 4,000 GBP when sending online. If you’d like to pay at an agent location for cash pickup, then you can transfer up to 5,000 GDP. To do this online, you can only transfer up to 4,000 GBP when paying by Sofort, bank transfer or bank card.

    How much does it cost to send money to Egypt?

    Your transfer costs depend on a number of factors, including GBP/EGP exchange rates and transfer fees3. Use our price estimator to check your costs and transfer times in advance, with no obligation to send.

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

    To start a money transfer to Egypt from the UK at an agent location, follow these simple steps:

    1. Find an agent location near you. There are thousands to choose from up and down the UK.
    2. Show your government-issued ID – bring your passport or driving license. Make sure you have your receiver’s bank details and account information. You may also be required to provide proof regarding your source of funds. You can do this by taking a tax return, bank statement or payslip along with you.
    3. Pay with cash or credit2/debit card.
    4. Pick up your receipt and keep note of your unique tracking number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver so they can collect their funds.

    For a faster checkout, you can start your transfer online to lock in the exchange rate and fee for your transfer, before paying at a Western Union agent location. Bring your photo ID and pay for the transfer within 24 hours.

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

    If you transfer money to Egypt for cash pickup, your money may arrive in minutes1. Transfers to a bank account can take a bit longer – often up to four business days.

    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.