International money transfer

With Western Union®, you can make a money transfer, track its progress, view countries’ exchange rates1 and find agent locations local to you, at home or on the go.

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    Exchange Rates and Fees vary by payment and payout options and are subject to change. To check other options, simply click “Send now”.
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    We are committed to keeping your data secure

    Convenient ways to transfer and receive money

    Pay the way you like

    Credit3 or debit card

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    Ready to make a money transfer with Western Union?

    Register to send an international money transfer today

    Send money with peace of mind

    It’s easy to register and start sending your money reliably and quickly around the world. If you’re looking to send money internationally, then visit our registration page to get started.

    Choose the way you’d like to pay

    With Western Union, you can pay for our money transfer service using your bank account, Trustly, a credit3 or debit card and even cash.

    Keep an eye on your money transfer

    Use your tracking number (MTCN) to monitor your international money transfer online and with our app. Wherever in the world your loved one is, get notified via email when they access their funds, so you can rest assured your money is where it needs to be.

    Convenient agent locations

    Transfer money for cash pickup at a Western Union agent location near your receiver, with thousands available.

    Our customers made millions of transfers with Western Union last year—here’s why:

    Commitment to security

    We are PCI DSS compliant and committed to keeping your data secure, whether you use the app for money transfers, our website, or one of our agent locations. Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers.

    International reach

    At Western Union, we want to make sure you can reach your loved ones near or far. That means helping with international money transfers, ensuring convenient pickup locations and working with banks around the world.

    Register for free

    It’s not just easy to register with Western Union, it’s free and easy – with a range of helpful features and convenient money transfer options.

    Check rates and fees easily

    Use our send money service to check currency exchange rates and transfer fees3, without any obligations to proceed.

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    Money transfer services at your fingertips

    Send money on the go.

    Check transfer fees1 and exchange rates in advance.

    Track your money transfer in real time.

    Save time and make repeat money transfers.

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    Relied on for money transfers around the world

    With more than 150 million retail and digital customers, Western Union is relied on for money transfers around the globe. That’s why our aim has always been to put technology to work connecting people, helping you make money transfers online, with our app or in person, and providing you with a great money transfer experience.

    Available in more than 200 countries and territories, with hundreds of thousands of agent locations around the world, and with easy access to billions of bank accounts, you can be sure your money is never far from loved ones with Western Union.

    Frequently Asked Questions about international money transfers

    How do I make an international money transfer online?

    Simply follow these steps to make an international money transfer online:

    1. Register for a free Western Union online profile or log in if you have one set up already. Get started by clicking ‘Send money’.
    2. Select the country where your loved one is based and enter the send amount.
    3. Choose your loved one’s preferred receiving method – for example, bank account, cash, credit/debit card or mobile wallet2.
    4. Pick a payment method. Your options can include credit3/debit card or Trustly.
    5. Enter any details we request about you and your receiver, then pay.
    6. Follow your money with the tracking number (MTCN) we provide.
    What do I need to send money with Western Union?

    The exact information you’ll require to send money with Western Union depends on the country and money transfer method. For example, you’ll normally need the full name and address of your receiver to send money for cash pickup, while bank account transfers generally require the bank name and account number. Learn more about the requirements for each individual country we send money to.

    How can I send money abroad without a bank account?

    You can send money abroad without a bank account by paying in cash at a Western Union agent location. Simply follow these steps:

    1. Search for an agent location that is convenient with our finder tool.
    2. Hand in your receiver’s information at the front desk. You’ll also generally require a valid government-issued ID, phone number.
    3. Pay with cash.
    4. Track your money transfer using the tracking number (MTCN) you’re provided with.
    How long does an international money transfer take?

    Money sent for cash pickup at an agent location can be available to your receiver in minutes2. International money transfers made to bank accounts can take longer to complete – potentially a few business days. Check our full list of destinations to see the typical bank account transfer times for each one.

    Still have questions about international money transfers?

    Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information.

    1 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.

    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. 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.

    3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.