Send money to Uganda with Western Union® to enjoy the perks of reliability and ease. Transfer pounds to Ugandan shillings as a bank deposit or for cash pickup in minutes1.
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Ways to send money to Uganda
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Register your profile to transfer money to Uganda – it’s easy to get started. Once registered, you can save loved ones’ details to speed up online transfers.Send money to Uganda online
Sending money to Uganda from the UK regularly? Start your money transfer on the go from your device – you can pay on the app or use cash at an agent location.Download our app
Transferring money to Uganda is simple in person – exchange GBP to UGX as you make a money transfer from one of more than 4,7002 agent locations across the UK.Find agent locations
It’s possible to send directly to a Uganda bank account with Western Union. Easily make an online money transfer to major Ugandan banks.Start a money transfer
Whether it’s utility money for parents in Gulu or cash for your business partner in Kampala, our network of more than 6002 agent locations makes it simple to send money to Uganda.Find an agent location
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit3 or debit card
Enjoy easy repeat money transfers to Uganda.
Check currency exchange rates from pounds to Ugandan shillings.
Track your money transfers on the go, for real-time updates on their status.
Know your details
If you’re making an international money transfer to Uganda you’ll need your family member or friend’s account number, and for cash pick-up, they’ll need their National Identification Number (NIN) and your tracking number (MTCN).Track your transfer
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With our currency converter, you can see the latest exchange rate from British pounds and calculate how many Ugandan shillings your receiver can expect.Convert your pounds
Sending money to bank accounts
Send money to a Uganda-based bank account using our international money transfer service. It’s a simple way to deposit money directly into your relative’s account. If you have big plans, you could even make an investment this way.Send now
Your cash should be ready for collection from an agent location in minutes1. This means your gift can reach loved ones when they need it most.
Track your transfer and know where your money is at all times. With the Western Union® app, specialist features put you in control of your money transfers.
We have 150 years’ experience in money transfers, so we know how to quickly wire money to Uganda.
An international network of agent locations could make Western Union® your partner for all kinds of money transfers. Today, you might send money to Uganda from the UK, and tomorrow from Uganda to Kenya.
It doesn’t take long to get started when you register for a Western Union® profile. Create a free profile to begin transferring money to Uganda.
My WU℠ lets you collect rewards by adding points to your profile after every qualifying money transfer. Build up transfer points next time you send money to Uganda.
Making a money transfer is about more than cash – it’s about the people you support. When you save receiver details, making repeat money transfers is simple.
From Fort Portal to Moroto, your friends and family can pick up cash from agent locations spread across Uganda. Find a Western Union® agent location to plan your money transfer.
You can send as much as £8,000 from the UK to Uganda with Western Union®. If you need to make a money transfer worth more than this, it may be possible – but we’ll need to carry out some additional identity checks first.
To send money to Uganda from the UK, follow these steps:
To send money online, you need the recipient’s account number and information about the reason for transferring money to Uganda. The person receiving the money will need to bring their National Identification Number (NIN) and tracking number (MTCN) to pick up the cash.
Money transfers to Uganda can be done in person by following these steps:
The cost of transferring money from the UK to Uganda can vary depending on the amount you plan to send and current exchange rates. Check the latest exchange rates and money transfer fees4 with our useful tool.
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 December 31, 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.