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Send money to Guatemala

Need to send money to Guatemala? Discover our range of services and learn how to send money quickly and reliably.

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    Cash at an agent location

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    Send money to Guatemala in a few taps with our app

    Transfer money to friends or family for cash pickup in minutes4 from an agent location.

    Track your money transfer for full transparency, so you can see when the money arrives.

    Repeat money transfers are easy when you save key details.

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    More information on how to send money to Guatemala from the US

    Finding an agent location

    With more than 63,0001 agent locations across the US, it’s easy to find one near you.

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    Checking exchange rates

    Get information on exchange rates in advance to see what the conversion is like between US dollars and Guatemalan quetzals.

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    Sending money to bank accounts

    It’s quick to send money to a bank account registered in Guatemala from an agent location, including those with major Guatemalan and Central American banks.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    International reach

    We have an international network that makes it easy to send money to Guatemala, as well as more than 200 other countries and territories.

    Free to register

    Registering is free, whether you do so online or through our app.

    Range of payment options

    When you send money to Guatemala with Western Union, it’s possible to pay by credit card3, debit card or bank transfer.

    Commitment to security

    Our technologies are powered with encryption, among other fraud prevention measures, for peace of mind as your money moves from the US to Guatemala.

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    Easily track your money transfer

    We have in Guatemala. When you send money to an agent location, it’s easy to track the funds in our app.

    Get rewarded with the My WU program

    When you become a member, you’ll get a My WU number to use with every money transfer. You’ll get 1 My WU point for every $1 you pay in transfer fees5.

    Schedule money transfers

    Sending money to Guatemala on a regular basis? Plan ahead with scheduled payments, enabling you to transfer money weekly, monthly or at custom times.

    Quick and easy registration

    It’s easy to register with Western Union – and, best of all, free.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Guatemala?

    The maximum amount of money you can send to Guatemala is USD 5,000. However, this depends on available funds in your account and various consumer protection protocols. Our limits are flexible, giving you the power to use various money transfer types – whether it’s a small sum to support your family with bills or a sum of several thousand dollars.

    How do I send money online to Guatemala?

    To send money to Guatemala online, follow these steps:

    1. Log in or register for a Western Union profile, then click ‘send now’.
    2. Select Guatemala as the destination and enter the amount you wish to send.
    3. Choose cash pickup or mobile wallet as the payout method.
    4. Use a US bank-issued credit card3 or debit card to pay for your money transfer.
    5. Use your tracking number (MTCN) to track the money transfer in real time – this usually appears in your email receipt.
    What do I need to send money online to Guatemala?

    To register to send money digitally to Guatemala, you simply need a US driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID. You’ll also need to know the recipient’s key information, such as their address, city, department and phone number.

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

    To send money to Guatemala in person, simply:

    1. Find your nearest agent location by searching online.
    2. Visit the center with a government-issued ID, your My WU℠ number and the relevant receiver details.
    3. Use a US-issued credit card3, debit card or bank account to send the money to Guatemala.
    4. Check your receipt for a tracking number (MTCN).
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Guatemala?

    The cost of sending money to Guatemala can vary, though bank account to bank deposit tends to be the cheapest method. To get an idea of how much you might pay in transfer fees5, use our price estimator.

    1 Agent locations count valid as of September 30, 2021.

    2 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.

    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 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.

    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.