Send money to India

Enjoy reliable money transfer to India in minutes4 for cash pick up. Transfer pounds to rupees for cash pickup or to a loved one’s bank account.


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    How to send money to India

    Register and verify your free profile

    Log in or register for a free profile. To begin sending money, click ‘Send now’.

    Start your transfer

    Select India as your destination and choose the amount you want to send to your loved one.

    Select payment and recipient

    Select a receiving option, enter recipient details, or select existing details if you’ve sent to them before.

    Make your payment

    Select a payment method (expected transaction times will be shown) and send your money to India.

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    You can’t put a price on the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are using a reliable money transfer service to send money to India from the UK. Whether you’re sending a birthday gift to a friend, providing family support, or investing in a business opportunity, do it with a service you can trust.

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your banking details
    Cash at an agent location
    With a debit card2 and credit

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    Convenient locations

    Your loved ones can pick up money wherever they are, from Kochi to Shimla, by visiting a nearby Western Union location.

    Schedule transfers

    Sending money to India regularly? Schedule a reminder via the website or the app to make sure you never forget to send.

    Easily track your transfer

    Track your money transfer when you send money to India from the UK with your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Save receiver details

    Make easy repeat money transfers to India by saving receiver details, ready for the next time you need to send money.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Pay the way you like

    With Western Union, it’s easy to transfer money to India in the way that suits you best. You can pay by cash or card2, transfer via the app, in-store or online, and receive by cash or bank transfer.

    Committed to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers.

    Register for free

    Register today and get started by entering your details to create a free profile, online or via the app.

    Send money to India in a few taps with our app

    Use the app to transfer money to India or start the process before paying in-store.

    Track your money transfer to India and be alerted when it reaches your receiver.

    Sending money to India on a regular basis? Easily resend money via our app in just a few taps.

    Rating as of 1 April 2024.

    More information on sending money to India

    We have most major Indian banks covered

    You can send funds directly to bank accounts at Mahindra Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, YES Bank, Union Bank of India, Kotak, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, and more.

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    Get a free money transfer estimate before you send

    Work out any costs before you remit money to India with a free estimate. Request an estimate any time, with no obligation to send money later.

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    Have your money transfer recipient’s details ready

    To send money from the UK by bank transfer, simply provide your receiver’s account number, or Unified Payment Interface ID (UPI ID) and the purpose of the transfer.

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    Ready to send money to India?

    If there’s more you want to find out we have an FAQ section below, but if you’re ready to move ahead with your money transfer to India, you can go ahead now.

    Treat your loved ones on special occasions

    No matter what your loved ones are celebrating, Diwali, Christmas, or Eid, send them your gift reliably and on time with a Western Union money transfer to India.

    Frequently asked questions

    What information do I need from my receiver to send money online to India from the UK?

    To send money to India, you’ll need your receiver’s account number, or Unified Payments Interface ID (UPI ID) and details of the purpose of the transaction.

    How much money can I send to India from the UK?

    You can send up to £799.99 from the UK and its territories to India without additional ID verification. If you’d like to transfer more money to India, we’ll need to confirm your identity online. Once we’ve verified your ID, you’ll be able to send up to £50,000 to friends and family using bank transfer to bank account pay-outs. Bank transfer is available to UK residents only. Additional limits may apply.

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

    Sending money to India from the UK in person is easy at a Western Union location. Here’s how:

    1. Find your nearest Western Union location.
    2. Give a valid government-issued ID or phone number in at the counter, plus the bank and account details of your recipient. Before transferring money to India, you may 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 your money transfer to India using a debit or credit card2, or cash.
    4. Keep track of your transfer using the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on your receipt.
    How long will it take for the money to get to India?

    Your receiver may get access to the money in just a few minutes4 for cash pickup. It all depends on how you choose to send money to India. For some transfers, it can take up to one bank day4.

    How much is the rate to transfer money to India?

    The amount you pay in fees3 to send money to India can depend on the exchange rate between the pound and rupee, your method of payment and how you want your receiver to collect the funds. View our prices and avoid surprises by checking online.

    Still have questions?

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

    1 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.

    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.

    4 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.

    5 Real-time transfers are available for UPI money transfers up to 100,000 INR and for amounts less than 200, 000 INR sent to receiving banks having IMPS services, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank Limited, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank, and Bank of Baroda. Sums larger than 200, 000 INR will reach by next day via NEFT.