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Send and transfer money to Cuba from the U.S.

When you send money to Cuba from the U.S, your loved ones can pick up in CUCs3 at over 400 agent locations across the island. Please note you can send up to a maximum of $1,000 per receiver every 90 days.

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Transfer money to Cuba quickly and reliably

With so many ways to choose to send money – such as the Western Union® app, online at westernunion.com, or from an agent location – it’s easy to take care of those who mean the most to you. No matter what your loved ones’ needs may be, you can send money to Cuba from the U.S. quickly. In the event of a medical emergency or a critical household repair, you can be sure your loved ones get the funds they need, when they need it most.

Choose how to transfer money to Cuba

Choose how you want to get it there and even how you’d like to pay.

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Send money to Cuba via the Western Union® app from virtually anywhere. Online and anytime.

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When you send money to Cuba, you can send your money transfer at one of 55,000 agent locations across the U.S. Your recipient can pick up their money at one of over 400 agent locations throughout Cuba.

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Choose how to pay

You have options when you transfer money to Cuba with Western Union. Simply pay with a credit2 or debit card, directly from your bank account, via Apple Pay® or with cash at an agent location. Whatever is easiest for you, we've got you covered.

Who can receive money in Cuba?

Family remittances:

Send money to family members related by blood, marriage or adoption, even if the sender and receiver don’t have the same last name. Family members include:

  • • Children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
  • • Parents, stepparents, grandparents, and great-grandparents
  • • Spouses, siblings, in-laws, spouses’ parents and grandparents.
  • • Brothers/sisters, nephews/nieces
  • • Uncles/aunts, cousins, and second cousins

Emigration remittances:

Pre-visa: You are permitted to send up to $1,000 before the receiver has obtained a U.S. State Department visa to help cover the receiver's preliminary emigration expenses.

Post-visa: After the receiver has obtained a U.S. State Department visa, you may send an additional $1,000 to help the receiver emigrate from Cuba to the U.S. Fees can help your recipient with charges associated with emigration, such as plane tickets, exit payments, third-country taxes, and other trip-related charges.


Send money to Cuba with the Western Union® app

Also available in Spanish!

The Western Union® app is an easy and fast way to send money to Cuba. Useful features allow you to:

  • • Check fees and exchange rates in an instant*.
  • • Quickly resend any previous transfer.
  • • Touch ID puts money transfer at your fingertips.
  • • Scan your credit card2 and pay fast with your plastic.
  • • Track your money transfers through the app.

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Send money to Cuba online — fast

  • • Send money 24/7 from a laptop or mobile device.
  • • Pay with your credit card2, debit card or bank account.
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Receiving money in Cuba

Whether your receivers are hitting the pristine beaches or looking for the best restaurant in Havana, pickup is easy thanks to more than 400 agent locations in Cuba. If recipients want to get paid out in CUCs3 they’ll save money with no 10% USD remittance tax.

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1 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”).

2 Card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. Use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges.

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