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Estimates before you send

Get an estimate on your transfer3 before you send money to South Korea. Rest assured that you know what you’re spending, sending and exchanging.


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Transfer money quickly

Money transfers are available for cash pickup in minutes4 from agent locations, meaning your receiver can access the funds they require, when and where they need it most.

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Repeat transfers are convenient – set up regular outgoing transfers or several across specific dates. You can leave the rest to us.

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Reasons to choose Western Union®


Since the 1800s, we’ve been dedicated to moving your money where you need it most. Our commitment to helping you reach loved ones continues to this day.

International reach

With more than 200 countries and territories in the Western Union network, you can reach loved ones virtually anywhere.

Pay the way you like

At home, online or on the go – transfer money the way that suits you most. Pay by cash, debit or credit2 card, or directly from a bank account.

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Easily track your transfers

You and your receiver can rest easy, knowing your money has arrived at its destination by tracking a transfer’s progress.

Schedule transfers

Send money to South Korea at a time that suits you, by scheduling an ideal date and time to start your transfer.

Save your receiver’s details

Save yourself time and make repeat transfers quickly by retaining receiver information within your Western Union profile.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to South Korea?

The maximum transfer amount when sending money to South Korea and receiving cash is 5,000 USD. The maximum sum payable in cash may vary by Western Union agent location. Contact an agent location directly to check the total sum you can send to South Korea.

How do I send money online to South Korea?

To send money to South Korea online, simply follow this process:

  1. First, register or log in to your online profile, then click ‘Send now’ to begin the transfer process.
  2. Select South Korea as your destination and enter the amount you wish to send.
  3. Next, choose how you want your money to be received, and how you would like to pay. You’ll see an estimated transfer time here.
  4. Enter your receiver’s details and pay.
What do I need to send money online to South Korea?

Before you can send money to South Korea online, there’s some key information you’ll need:

  • A US driver’s license, passport or other government-issued form of ID for registration.
  • The amount you wish to send.
  • Your receiver’s details, such as their address, phone number, city or state.

Once your money transfer is verified, keep hold of the tracking number (MTCN) you get and share it with your receiver.

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

You can send money to South Korea from an agent location in a few steps:

  1. Search online for your nearest agent location.
  2. Provide a valid government-issued ID or phone number to the staff member behind the counter, as well as details of the person and place you’re sending money to.
  3. Use a US bank-issued debit or credit2 card or pay with cash for your money transfer to South Korea.
  4. Check your receipt for the tracking number (MTCN) – this code can help you and your receiver track the money transfer.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to South Korea?

Get estimates on your money transfer, understand transfer limits and discover exchange rates before you send money to South Korea with our price estimator.

1 Network data 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 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.

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 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.

5 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.