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Ways to send money to South Korea
Ways to receive money in South Korea
Send money to Korea on the go, whether you’re at the office, shopping, or on the couch. Make a direct transfer – or begin and complete it in person at one of more than 61,0001 agent locations.Download our money transfer app
Our local agents are on hand to help you from start to finish at any in-person location.Search Western Union agent locations
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
Send money for cash pickup virtually anytime, anywhere.
Track your money transfer from the moment you hit send.
Save details of friends, family, and important contacts to easily send again.
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.Find an agent location
Repeat transfers are convenient – set up regular outgoing transfers or several across specific dates. You can leave the rest to us.Send money to South Korea
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.
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.
Committed to security
Western Union is committed to securely transferring your money, preventing fraud and protecting your private information.
Gain points, enjoy discounted transfer fees5 and obtain rewards with My WUSM.
You and your receiver can rest easy, knowing your money has arrived at its destination by tracking a transfer’s progress.
Send money to South Korea at a time that suits you, by scheduling an ideal date and time to start your transfer.
Save yourself time and make repeat transfers quickly by retaining receiver information within your Western Union profile.
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.
To send money to South Korea online, simply follow this process:
Before you can send money to South Korea online, there’s some key information you’ll need:
Once your money transfer is verified, keep hold of the tracking number (MTCN) you get and share it with your receiver.
You can send money to South Korea from an agent location in a few steps:
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. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU® fee reductions.