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Ways to send money to Nigeria
Ways to receive money in Nigeria
Send money to Nigeria from the USA at the tap of a button – whether you’re at home, at work or running errands.Download the app
We have more than 61,0001 Western Union US agent locations to choose from. Come and visit us to pay in cash or speak to an advisor.Find a US agent location
Make things simple for your loved ones. You can transfer money direct to First Bank of Nigeria, GTBank and Access Bank accounts with Western Union.Find out more
We have more than 4,5001 agent locations across Nigeria – from Abia to Zamfara – where your friends and family can pick up their cash.Find agent locations in Nigeria
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
Start your money transfer on the app and pay later at an agent location.
Track your money transfer from LA to Lagos and get notified when it arrives.
Save your loved ones’ details to make quick repeat money transfers.
Get your receiver’s details3 ready
Send money to Nigerian bank accounts
One of the best ways to send money to Nigeria is direct to a First Bank of Nigeria, GTBank or Access Bank bank account. Your loved ones can receive their funds without leaving the house. Transfers sent to accounts at these three banks in Nigeria are available for USD deposit only; if your receiver does not have a USD denominated bank account, the bank will automatically set one up for them.Send now
Fighting against fraud
No matter how you choose to send money to Nigeria, we’ll encrypt your transfer. You can join us in the fight against fraud by learning how to spot a scam.
Moving money for over 150 years
We’ve connected people around the world since 1851. Today, we make an average of 25 money transfers per second globally.
Money transfers to suit you
Sending money to Nigeria from the USA is simple with Western Union. Choose in-app, in-person or online money transfers, and pay by cash or card.
Convenient agent locations
We have more than 61,0001 agent locations, from Minneapolis to Houston, San Diego to Boston. Wherever you are in the US, it’s easy to find a Western Union agent location.
Collect points on all your money transfers to Nigeria – and redeem them for rewards and discounts later.
You can keep real-time tabs on your money transfers, from Kansas to Kano. You’ll get a notification when your loved ones have received their funds.
Schedule money to arrive for a friend’s birthday or a niece’s graduation. By planning a money transfer in advance, you can make sure you don’t miss a special occasion.
Register for a free profile to send US dollars to Nigeria with Western Union.
You’ll need to have your friend or relative’s Nigerian account number to hand when transferring money to their bank online. You can make real-time money transfers to First Bank of Nigeria, GTBank and Access Bank accounts. You’ll also need to be over 18, and we may ask for extra ID verification.
We make it easy to transfer money to Nigeria – whether it’s to friends, family members or even for business. Use our price estimator to get a handle on transfer fees4 and limits. There’s no obligation to complete your money transfer.
1 Agent locations valid as of September 30, 2021.
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 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)
4 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.