Send money to Jamaica

Transfer money to Jamaica from British pounds to Jamaican dollars quickly and reliably. Support loved ones or send gifts with ease to the Caribbean island nation.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Discover easy international money transfers with Western Union, simply choose below for the best way to send money to Jamaica from the UK.

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    Transfer money to Jamaica on the go or complete the process in store.
    Save regular receiver details to make fast money transfers to Jamaica again in the future.
    Track your transfer to Jamaica in real time and receive a notification when it arrives.
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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Fast and transparent transfers

    Send money to Jamaica in the way that works for you and your loved ones. Check the currency conversion and fees for clear transfer costs.

    Worldwide reach

    We serve more than 200 countries and territories, so you can send money to other islands, continents and beyond.

    Commitment to fraud prevention

    Protect yourself against fraud when sending money to Jamaica thanks to our fraud prevention and encryption. Visit the fraud centre.

    Earn reward points

    Collect reward points every time you send money to Jamaica from the UK as part of the My WU℠ program. Cash these in for discounts on future money transfers. Join My WU℠.

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    Track money transfers to Jamaica

    Use the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on your receipt or email confirmation to track your transfer online or via the app.

    Pay the way that suits you

    Cover the costs of sending money to Jamaica from the UK by paying with a credit or debit card3, bank transfer or in cash.

    Find convenient locations

    Send money in person to Jamaica from your local Western Union agent location and arrange pickup at one of more than 200 locations2 in Jamaica.

    Quick and easy registration

    Get started with a free profile and send credit to Jamaica today.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online to Jamaica?

    To send money to a loved one in Jamaica online with Western Union, follow these steps:

    1. Register for a free profile. Log in to your new or existing profile and select ‘Send now’.
    2. Click on Jamaica as your destination. Add in how much you want to send in pounds and see the Jamaican dollar equivalent, alongside standard UK-Jamaica transaction times.
    3. Next, choose the ‘Bank account’ option. Enter the receiver’s full name and bank account details. For someone you’ve previously sent money to in Jamaica, simply select their saved account information.
    4. Pay with your credit or debit card3, or bank account and your money will be on its way to Jamaica.
    5. Check your email for a receipt containing the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use and share this with the receiver to track its progress.
    How do I send money to Jamaica from a Western Union agent location?

    To transfer money to Jamaica in person at your nearest Western Union location:

    1. Find a Western Union location that’s convenient for you.
    2. Present your valid government-issued ID (such as a current signed passport, driving licence, national identity card and more) at the counter, along with your receiver’s bank and account details.
    3. Once the transfer is scheduled, pay for it using a debit, credit card3, or cash.
    4. Check your receipt for the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and use this to follow the progress of your money transfer to Jamaica.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Jamaica?

    To see how much it will cost to send money to Jamaica, you can start a quote online for free. This shows:

    • The current exchange rates
    • Transfer fees
    • Transfer total
    • Estimated receiver total (in Jamaican dollars)
    • Delivery time

    How much it costs to transfer money to Jamaica depends on the amount you want to send, your chosen method and the conversion rates at the time you confirm a transfer. You can also check any money transfer fees before you get a quote.

    How much money can I send online to Jamaica?

    For first-time customers you can send up to £799.99 (or the equivalent in Jamaican dollars) within 5 days. To send more than that (up to £4,900 within three days), we have to verify your identity. The limits to how much you can send to Jamaica vary based on your chosen transfer method. Always check at your agent location, as it can change from one to another.

    Can you get your money back from Western Union?

    If your money transfer to Jamaica isn’t picked up by your receiver or is not completed by their bank, you can cancel a transfer. Contact us to request a refund for help getting your money back if you made a transfer online or return to the agent location where you sent money in person.

    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. For mobile transactions 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. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    2 Agent location count valid as of 31 March 2021.

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

    4 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.