Send money to Korea

Send money to Korea and reach your loved ones with ease. Make money transfers to Korea online, via our app, or in person with Western Union today.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

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    Cash at an agent location

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    Send money to Korea in a few taps with our app

    Save receiver details and make repeat transfers quickly

    Start your transfer online and finish in-store, saving you time

    Track your transfer together from the moment you click send

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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

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    Easily track your transfer

    Track your transfer from inception to collection with your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Schedule transfers

    Schedule your transfers in advance and make repeat payments at a day and time that suits you with your Western Union profile. Register for free today.

    Quick transfers

    Move your money in minutes4 when you send money to Korea for cash pickup.

    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Committed to security

    Whether you’re moving money across thousands of miles, or minutes down the road, our technologies encrypt your data to help protect your transfers.

    International reach

    Reach loved ones beyond oceans and shorelines with over 200 countries and territories in the Western Union network.


    For more than 150 years, we’ve helped people make things happen by transferring their money where it’s needed most.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Korea?

    The total sum you can send in a single transaction is 5,553.80 GBP online, or 5,000 GBP in cash.

    How do I send money online to Korea?

    To send money online to Korea, simply follow these steps:

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile, then click the ‘Send now’ button and begin your transfer.
    2. Select Korea as your transfer destination and enter the amount in GBP you wish to send.
    3. As cash pickup is the only option for your receiver, you’ll just need to choose your method of payment. You’ll see an estimated total in USD, delivery time, and transfer fees2.
    4. Pay to confirm your transfer to Korea. Once done, you’ll receive a unique tracking number (MTC) which you can share with your receiver to both track your transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to Korea?

    Before sending money to Korea, you’ll need some information:

    • A form of government-issued UK ID, such as a driver’s licence or passport for registration.
    • The total amount you wish to transfer, and your chosen method of payment.
    • Your receiver’s full name, address, and country.
    How do I send money to Korea from a Western Union agent location?

    First, find your nearest agent location with our location finder and then:

    1. Visit your location and start your transfer at the desk. You may need to provide a form of valid government-issued ID, or your registered contact number.
    2. Pay for your transfer your chosen way. If you started your transfer online, you can finish that here within 24hours.
    3. Hold onto your unique tracking number (MTCN), so your receiver can obtain their funds and you can both use the transfer tracker.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Korea?

    Get transfer estimates, uncover exchange rates, and know delivery times before you commit with our online price estimator.

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

    Money transfers to Korea for cash pickup can arrive in minutes3.

    Still have questions?

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

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

    2 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.

    3 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.