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Ways to send money to El Salvador
Ways to receive money in El Salvador
Download the Western Union® app to send money to El Salvador when you’re away from home. Or start the process on the move and pay at an agent location.Get the app today
With more than 61,0001 agent locations around the US, an agent location and a helping hand is never far away.Find an agent location
Make money transfers to bank accounts2 held with Banco Agricola, ensuring your receiver gets support directly.Learn more
Let your loved ones collect their money in minutes3 with a cash pickup from a convenient agent location. We have more than 4001 across El Salvador.Search our agent locations
Send up to $2,500 with a mobile wallet4 transfer to El Salvador, so your receiver can pay for goods with their phone.See how it works
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit5 or debit card
From the mall to your local coffee shop, send money to El Salvador from virtually anywhere.
Benefit from our real-time tracking service.
Save important details for smooth repeat transfers.
Reliable bank account2 transfers
Send up to $5,000 to relatives in El Salvador who bank with Banco Agricola. Double-check you enter your receiver’s details correctly.Check what you need
Get accurate cost estimates
Use our app and online tools to research exchange rates and transfer fees6 with no obligation to send money to El Salvador.Estimate your costs
Save time on repeat transfers
Reduce admin time by storing some of your receiver’s important information – especially useful when making regular remittances back home.Register today
Convenient agent locations
From the east coast to California, there’s an agent location near you for in-person cash payments and support.
Decades of experience
We’ve seen plenty of change in our time, with Western Union’s roots stretching back more than 170 years.
Send money to a huge range of countries, as well as El Salvador. See the full list of destinations.
Committed to security
Encryption and fraud prevention measures help us keep an eye on your money.
Follow the clear steps to register an online profile with us.
Track your money transfer as it heads towards Central America.
Rewards, cashback and transfer fee discounts7 are all available through our membership program.
Schedule when your money moves to El Salvador for maximum convenience.
Learn how to send money to El Salvador with these steps:
First, you’ll need a passport, US driver’s license or government-issued ID to create an online Western Union profile.
When sending money to a bank account2 you need your receiver’s bank name and account number, plus their name and address.
For a cash pickup, you need their name and address as they appear on their official ID.
A mobile number and service provider (Tigo Money) are also required for mobile wallet4 transfers.
Here’s how to send money to El Salvador with us in person:
To start a money transfer online and pay at an agent location:
Our price estimator tool provides an easy way to work out any costs. All the different sending and receiving options are listed, along with exchange rates, transfer fees6 and estimated delivery times.
1 Network data as of September 30, 2021.
2 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)
3 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 the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the 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.
4 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. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions of service. See mobile form for restrictions.
5 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.
6 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.
7 Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union® transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer® or Quick Collect® transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU® fee reductions.