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Transfer money to Ethiopia for a cash pickup in minutes2 when you pay with a credit3/debit card or cash. Sending money via a bank account may take up to four business days4.

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Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to Ethiopia?

You can send up to $5,000.00 to Ethiopia with Western Union for a cash pickup, or $2,500.00 for a money transfer to a mobile wallet.

How do I send money online to Ethiopia?

It’s fast and simple to transfer money to Ethiopia. Follow these steps:

  1. Register or log in to your Western Union profile and select ‘Send now’ to begin the money transfer.
  2. Select Ethiopia as your destination and enter the amount you would like to transfer. Select how you would like the receiver to get the money, either into their mobile wallet if the amount is under $2,500.00 or a cash pickup.
  3. Next identify how you’d like to pay. Choose between credit3/debit card or your bank account.
  4. Enter your receiver’s details, including their name, email address and contact number for a cash pickup. You’ll need to supply their mobile wallet provider and mobile wallet number for a money transfer to a mobile wallet.
  5. Pay using your chosen payment method. Keep the unique tracking number (MTCN) from your receipt and share with the receiver, so you can both track the money transfer to Ethiopia.
What do I need to send money online to Ethiopia?

To send money to Ethiopia you need accurate information about your receiver, including their name, email address and contact information.

When sending money to a mobile wallet6, you’ll also need to include their address and details about their mobile wallet. You’ll need to supply their wallet service provider and wallet mobile number.


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

Follow this process to send money to Ethiopia in-store:

  1. Find your nearest agent location online.
  2. Make sure you have your receivers information with you, as well as your government-issued ID or phone number to prove your identity.
  3. Pay for the money transfer using cash or a US bank issued debit card.
  4. Keep your unique tracking number (MTCN) number safe and share with your receiver, so you can both watch the money transfer.
How do I send money to a mobile wallet in Ethiopia?
  1. Log in or register for a free profile with Western Union and start your money transfer.
  2. Select send ‘To a mobile wallet’ and enter Ethiopia as the destination. You can send up to $2,500.00.
  3. Enter your receiver’s name and address as well as their wallet provider and wallet mobile number.
  4. Then pay for the money transfer with credit3/debit card or bank account transfer.
  5. Look out for unique tracking number (MTCN) number so you can track your money transfer. Both you and your loved one will receive a text when the money is delivered to the mobile wallet.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Ethiopia?

Calculate the predicted cost to send money to Ethiopia, including currency exchange and any associated money transfer fees5, using our price estimator.

1 Network data as of December 31, 2021

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 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.

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.

4 Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds may be delayed or unavailable depending 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”). Additional restrictions may apply; see our terms and conditions for details.

5 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.

6 Additional charges, including SMS and account cash-out fees, may be applied to the Final Receiver’s mobile wallet account by the mobile network operator and/or wallet service provider.