Send money to Tanzania

Transfer money to Tanzania and send funds to loved ones quickly and reliably with Western Union.

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    Choose how to send money to Tanzania

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    International reach

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

    Convenient locations

    With hundreds of agent locations in Tanzania, sending money is simple with Western Union. Find a location near you or your receiver.


    Western Union is a money transfer service you can trust, with 150 years of money transfer experience.

    Register for free

    Sign up for a Western Union profile for free, with no obligation to continue with a money transfer once you have your total cost estimate.

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    Quick and easy

    Send money to Tanzania quickly in a way that works best for you. Choose to transfer money from the app, in-store or online.

    Easily track your transfer

    All of your money transfers can be tracked using our online tracker. You just need to enter your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), which you can find on your receipt.

    Save receiver details

    Once you make a payment to a new receiver, you can save their details on your profile so you can send money again quickly.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Tanzania?

    You can send anything up to 50,000 GBP to Tanzania if you’re sending money directly into your receiver’s bank account from your own bank account. If you’d like to pay by credit3/debit card or Sofort, you will be limited to up to 4,000 GBP.

    If your receiver is picking up cash, then you can send up to 5,000 GBP. You may send up to 1,950 GBP into their mobile wallet1.

    How do I send money online to Tanzania?

    To send money to Tanzania online, follow these simple steps:

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile. Then click ‘Send money’.
    2. Start a new transfer and select Tanzania as the country you want to send money to.
    3. Enter the amount you wish to send, your payment method, and how you would like the money to be received.
    4. Click ‘Continue’ and enter your receiver’s details as prompted. You’ll also need to provide the purpose of transfer and source of funds.
    5. Pay by bank transfer, Sofort, or by debit or credit3 card.
    6. Keep hold of your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) to track your transfer and let your receiver know the money is on the way.
    What do I need to send money online to Tanzania?

    To send money to Tanzania online, you’ll need to enter your receiver’s full name as it appears on their government issued ID and their email address. For transfers into a bank account, you’ll need their bank name and account number. For transfers into their mobile wallet1 you’ll need the mobile wallet1 number and service provider.

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

    You’ll need to:

    1. Find your nearest agent location in the UK and begin a transfer with one of our friendly agents.
    2. Bring your government issued ID with you, as well as your receiver’s personal and banking details. Please note, you may also need to show proof regarding your source of funds, such as a bank statement, payslip or tax return.
    3. Pay to complete the transfer by debit or credit3 card or cash.
    4. Look out for your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on your receipt – share this with your receiver to track your money transfer.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Tanzania?

    You can get a free cost estimate using our price estimator tool. Enter the amount you wish to send to Tanzania, and you’ll see a breakdown of the transfer fees5 and exchange rate.

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

    Money transfers into your receiver’s mobile wallet1 or for cash pickup in Tanzania can be ready in minutes2. Sending money to your receiver’s bank account may take up to two business days to arrive.

    Still have questions?

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

    1Additional 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.

    2 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.

    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.