Send money to Portugal

Send money to Portugal from the UK with Western Union and transfer money to your loved ones with ease.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Choice: send online, on the app or in person

    Choose from three simple ways to send money to friends and family in Portugal. Complete your money transfer online from your profile, in the Western Union® app, or in person at an agent location near you.

    Committed to security

    We are committed to keeping your data secure and protecting the confidentiality of your personal information, so you can send money online with peace of mind.

    Pay the way you like

    You have the flexibility to send money to Portugal in a way that suits you. Choose to pay by bank transfer, Sofort, credit1 or debit card, or by cash at an agent location.

    Register for free

    Create your Western Union profile for free, with transparent transfer fees2 and no obligation to complete a money transfer once you begin.

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    Easily track your transfer

    You can track your transfer in real time with your unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

    Send again quickly

    Your receiver’s details are automatically saved on your Western Union profile, so you can send money to your loved ones again quickly.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Portugal?

    The amount of money you can send to Portugal varies depending on your choice of payment and how you would like your receiver to collect the money.

    If you are using a credit1 or debit card, or Sofort, you are limited to sending up to 4,000 GBP to a bank account. If you transfer money from your bank account to your receiver’s bank account, you may send up to 50,000 GBP. If you arrange for a cash pick up, you can send up to 5,000 GBP if you’re paying in store, or up to 4,000 GBP online.

    How do I send money online to Portugal?

    To send money online to Portugal, just follow these simple steps

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile and start a new transfer. Then click ‘Send money
    2. Select Portugal as the county you want to send money to and enter in the amount you’d like to send.
    3. Select how your loved one would like to receive the money transfer and your chosen payment method.
    4. If you are happy with the total cost estimate, click ‘Continue’ and enter your receiver’s details as prompted.
    5. Pay by bank transfer or credit1or debit card, then take note of your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) to track your transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to Portugal?

    To send money online to Portugal you’ll need your receiver’s personal and banking information, including their full name and IBAN number if you’re transferring to their bank account. You will also need to provide information regarding the purpose of your transaction and the source of funds.

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

    To send money to Portugal from a local agent location, all you have to do is:

      1. Find your nearest Western Union agent location.
      2. Bring a form of government issued ID with you, along with your receiver’s bank account information and personal details. Please note you may also need to show a bank statement, tax return or payslip to provide proof regarding your source of funds.
      3. Pay to transfer the money with cash or card.
      4. Look for your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) to follow the progress of the transfer and let your receiver know your money is on its way.

      You also have the option to start your transfer on the app or online, before finalising your money transfer at an agent location near you. To complete the money transfer in store, make sure you visit within 24 hours and bring appropriate ID.

    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Portugal?

    You can easily find out the cost of your money transfer upfront by using our price estimator. This will breakdown the exchange rate and transfer fees2 involved, with no obligation to complete your money transfer.

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

    Once you’ve completed your money transfer, a cash pickup will be available in minutes3. Funds sent directly to your loved one’s bank account will generally arrive on the same banking day.

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    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.