Send money to Uganda

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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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit3 or debit card

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    Send money to Uganda in a few taps with our app

    Enjoy easy repeat money transfers to Uganda.

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

    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).

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    Calculate your transfer fees

    With our currency converter, you can see the latest exchange rate from British pounds and calculate how many Ugandan shillings your receiver can expect.

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    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.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Cash pickup in minutes1

    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.

    Peace of mind

    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.

    Rely on us

    We have 150 years’ experience in money transfers, so we know how to quickly wire money to Uganda.

    International reach

    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.

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    Quick and easy registration

    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.

    Get rewarded with the My WU℠ programme

    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.

    Save receiver details

    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.

    Convenient agent locations

    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.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Uganda?

    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.

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    How do I send money online to Uganda?

    To send money to Uganda from the UK, follow these steps:

    1. Log in – if you don’t have a profile, find out how to register for a free one.
    2. Click ‘Send now’.
    3. Choose Uganda and input the amount you wish to send.
    4. Select ‘Bank account’ to add your friend or family member’s details. If you’ve saved their account number before, simply select their information.
    5. Pay for your money transfer to Uganda with a credit3 or debit card.
    6. Track the payment using the tracking number (MTCN) we send you by email.
    What do I need to send money online to Uganda?

    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.

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

    Money transfers to Uganda can be done in person by following these steps:

    1. Find a Western Union agent location near you.
    2. Provide a valid ID or phone number at the reception desk. You’ll also need to tell the agent where you’d like the money to be sent, so bring along the recipient’s account details. A bank statement, payslip or tax return may be required if we need to verify where the money has come from.
    3. Use cash, a debit or credit3 card to pay for your money transfer to Uganda.
    4. Hold on to your receipt – this includes your tracking number (MTCN), which can be used for tracking.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Uganda?

    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.

    Still have questions?

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

    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.