Send money online to every municipality in Cuba with westernunion.com

Times have changed and now eligible senders can transfer money reliably and easily from the US to loved ones in Cuba using westernunion.com. Your receiver can get their money in CUC at more than 490 agent locations across Cuba.

Transfers to some individuals or for certain dollar amounts may be restricted.


Get paid in local currency.

When you send money, your exchange rate is set and your receiver can pick up their money in CUC. When you send more than $15, you'll receive a pre-transaction disclosure statement which provides both the exchange rate and the exact amount your receiver will get in CUC, so you will know all the details of your transfer. Your receiver will also get a receipt, giving them the proof of payment they’ll need to buy any large ticket items.

Even better, with CUC payouts, your receiver doesn't have to pay the 10% tax associated with USD remittances.

It's fast, easy, and convenient to send and receive money between the US to Cuba.


Who can receive money in Cuba?

Family remittances

You can send money to family members related by blood, marriage, or adoption. The sender and receiver don’t need the same last name. You can send money to:

Children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

Parents, stepparents, grandparents, and great-grandparents

Spouses, brothers/sisters-in-law, fathers/mothers-in-law, spouses' parents and grandparents

Brothers/sisters, nephews/nieces

Uncles/aunts, cousins, and second cousins

US residents who are 18 years or older may send money to family members without limits to frequency or amount. Transactions to Cuba require you to complete an affidavit, answering several compliance questions. You can answer these questions as you complete your online transfer. Answers to these questions will help determine whether the transaction meets compliance rules and can be completed.

Emigration remittances

Pre-visa: Up to $1,000 may be sent before the receiver has obtained a US State Department visa to help cover the receiver's preliminary emigration expenses.

Post-visa: After the receiver has obtained a US State Department visa, an additional $1,000 may be sent to help the receiver emigrate from Cuba to the US. Often there are charges associated with emigration, such as plane tickets, exit payments, third-country taxes, and other trip-related charges.

Personal, non-family remittances

You may send up to $2,000 per quarter to non-family members who are not forbidden members of the Cuban government or the Cuban Communist Party. See more information.

You may also send money to Cuba to support humanitarian projects, develop private businesses, and provide support for the Cuban people. For details about these Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) authorizations and applicable restrictions, see 31 CFR § 515.570(g)


Getting started is easy

Sign up for an account online.

Choose your sending method.

Enter your receiver and payment information.


You'll get a confirmation by email with the tracking number (MTCN).

*Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

**Sender must present proper identification. Transfers to some individuals or above certain dollar amounts may be restricted.

***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.