Send money to Mexico from the U.S.

With so many ways to transfer money, it’s easy to take care of those who mean the most to you.

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    Money transfers to Mexico at your fingertips with our app

    Send money or start a transfer and pay in-store.
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    Rating as of September 15, 2020.


    Easily send money to Mexico


    Choose how
    you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit/debit card2

    More ways to stay connected to loved ones in Mexico

    Pay for prepaid mobile phone minutes

    Reload prepaid mobile phone minutes for friends and family in Mexico. We provide prepaid mobile minutes on Telcel, Movistar and AT&T phone plans.

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    Pay bills in Mexico from the U.S.

    Pay billers in Mexico such as CFE, Telmex, Telcel and more online, with our app or at an agent location.

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    Send money to major banks quickly

    You can transfer money quickly when your recipient has a bank account with Banorte, Banco Azteca and Bancoppel.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Ease and convenience

    Send money the way that’s convenient for you: online, with our app, or in person at an agent location.

    Commitment to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union® transfers.

    We’re international

    We move money from the U.S. to over 200 countries and territories.

    Get rewarded with the My WU® program

    Become a My WU® member to earn and redeem points3 for discounts on your Western Union® money transfers.

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    Ready to send money?

    Sign up to start sending money today

    Quick and easy sign up

    It’s easy to sign up and start sending money reliably.

    Pay the way you like

    Pay online using your bank account, credit/debit card4 or cash in-store.

    Track your transfer

    Easily track your transfer online and with our app using the MTCN.

    Convenient locations

    Send money for cash pickup at a Western Union® agent location near your receiver.

    Frequently Asked Questions about sending money to Mexico from the U.S.

    How do I send money online to Mexico?

    1. Log in or sign up and verify your free account. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send. Transaction times vary per destination, but you’ll be able to see these as you make your selections.
    3. Select ‘Bank account.’ You can select a past receiver or enter your receiver’s bank account details4.
    4. Pay with your credit/debit card2.
    5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number of your transaction (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to track the funds.

    What do I need to send money online to Mexico?

    When you register online with Western Union, you will need your U.S. driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID.

    To send money to Mexico, you will need your receiver’s account number or CLABE, address, city, state and phone number.

    How much money can I send to Mexico?

    The maximum amount for both sending and receiving in Mexico is $7,499 USD (or the equivalent in Mexican pesos) by person, transaction or day.

    The maximum amount that can be paid in cash may vary and depends on the agent location. You can contact the specific agent location you’d like to visit to confirm the amount.

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

    1. Search for a Western Union® agent location near you.
    2. Go directly to the counter with your valid government-issued ID, My WU® number or phone number, and bring your receiver’s bank and account information.
    3. Pay with cash or a U.S. bank-issued debit card.
    4. We’ll provide you a receipt with the tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver to track the funds.

    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Mexico?

    Check out our price estimator to get an idea of our fees5, exchange rates and transfer limits.

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    How can I send mobile reloads to Mexico from the U.S.?

    You can reload up to $15 USD on Telcel, Movistar and AT&T prepaid mobile phones online, with our app or at an agent location.

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    How can I pay bills in Mexico from the U.S.?

    Western Union makes paying bills in Mexico from the U.S. easy, fast and reliable. You can pay CFE, Telmex, Telcel and other bills online, with our app or at an agent location.

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    Still have questions?

    Contact our Customer Care team or our FAQ page for more information.

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    1 Network data as of June 30, 2020.

    2 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.

    3 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
    promotions l discounts that cannot be combined with My WU® fee reductions.

    4 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)

    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.