Send money to Sierra Leone

Send money to Sierra Leone with Western Union. Download our app, transfer online or visit us in person to make reliable money transfers.

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    Choose how to send money to Sierra Leone

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to Sierra Leone in a few taps with our app

    Track your transfer to Sierra Leone in real time – with live alerts when it reaches your receiver.

    Start your money transfer to Sierra Leone online, then pay in-store.

    Save the details of your receiver in Sierra Leone to repeat transfers in a few taps.

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    Rating as of 9 March 2022.


    More information on how to send money to Sierra Leone from the UK

    Send fast money transfers

    Whether your loved one wants to receive their transfer for cash pickup or to a mobile wallet3, they could be collecting their funds within minutes4.

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    Get a free estimate before you send

    Use our free price estimator tool to see the current exchange rates for GBP to SLL, as well as the transfer fees5, delivery time and other costs.

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    Have your receiver details ready

    It pays to prepare. Before you arrange a money transfer to Sierra Leone, ask your receiver for all the relevant information you’ll need to speed up the process.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

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    Send money to Sierra Leone your way. Make an online transfer, download our app or visit one of 4,4001 UK locations.

    International reach

    Our network covers more than 200 countries and territories, with hundreds of thousands of agent locations around the world.

    Pay the way you like

    Prefer to pay for your transfer to Sierra Leone by cash, credit2/debit card or using your bank account? The choice is yours with Western Union.

    Register for free

    Create an online profile with Western Union for free. Save your receiver’s details, track a transfer and make straightforward money transfers to Sierra Leone.

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    Track your transfer

    Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share with your receiver to see the status of your money transfer to Sierra Leone.


    Schedule transfers

    Need to send money on a regular basis? Schedule transfers to Sierra Leone in advance to meet deadlines and special occasions.

    Save receiver details

    Save time by storing your receiver’s details in your Western Union profile, so you can make quick and easy transfers in the future.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money to Sierra Leone online?

    Follow our step-by-step guide for sending money to Sierra Leone:

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile and click ‘Send now’.
    2. Select Sierra Leone as your chosen destination and input the amount you wish to send. We’ll then provide a rough estimate of our delivery times to send money from the UK to Sierra Leone.
    3. Then choose how your loved one wants to receive their money. Select either ‘Cash’ or ‘Mobile wallet3’.
    4. You’ll then need to choose the way you’d like to pay. For Sierra Leone, your options are credit2/debit card, Klarna or bank transfer. Click ‘Continue’.
    5. If you’re sending money to a previous receiver, you’ll need to select that option, if not you’ll be required to add some details for your loved one.
    6. Once confirmed and paid for, you’ll receive a tracking number (MTCN) in an email receipt. You can share this with your receiver and both track your money in real time.
    What do I need to send money online to Sierra Leone from the UK?

    To send money to Sierra Leone online for cash pickup, you’ll need the receiver’s full name, the purpose of transaction and source of funds. If you’re sending the money to a mobile wallet3, you’ll need all of this information, as well as the receiver’s wallet information – including the wallet service provider and mobile number.

    How much money can I send to Sierra Leone?

    For cash pickup, you can send up to 7,378.44 GBP to Sierra Leone online. If paying in-store, you can send up to 5,000 GBP. For transfers to a mobile wallet3, you can send up to 1,950 GBP. Use our price estimator for the latest information and guidance.

    How much does it cost to send money to Sierra Leone?

    The cost to make Sierra Leone money transfers depends on the amount you want to send and your chosen payment method. Check any transfer fees5 online before you send money and see the latest exchange rate.

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

    Prefer to send money to Sierra Leone in person? To get started:

    1. Find your nearest Western Union location from more than 4,4001 agent locations in the UK.
    2. Hand over your valid ID (government-issued) at the counter.
    3. Inform one of our friendly associates of the details of your receiver in Sierra Leone and your payment method. For larger transfers, we may also require proof of your source of funds – either through a bank statement, tax return or payslip.
    4. Pay for your Sierra Leone money transfer by cash, credit2 or debit card.
    5. Once confirmed, you’ll receive a receipt containing your tracking number (MTCN). Use this number to track your transfer to Sierra Leone.

    If you want to avoid paper forms and aim for a faster checkout experience, you can lock in the exchange rate and fee5 by setting up a transfer on the app or online. Make sure you bring your photo ID to an agent location within 24 hours to complete the transfer.

    Still have questions?

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

    1 Agent location count valid as of 30 September 2021.

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

    3 Additional charges, including SMS and account cash-out fees, may be applied to the receiver’s mobile wallet account by the mobile network operator and/or wallet service provider.

    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 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.