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Western Union offers its international money transfer services to more than 200 countries worldwide.

Western Union’s global transfer network is the largest in the world, with more than 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories, and more than 100,000 ATMs and kiosks across the globe.

Which countries does Western Union operate in? It might be easier to list which countries it doesn’t support. Browse this list to find out if Western Union is active in the country you’d like to send or receive money in.

How does Western Union keep your money safe? Boasting a network of more than 500,000 agent locations, Western Union protects your international money transfers using digital safeguards including SSL technology.

Learn more about Western Union and safety.

Search the list of countries:

AfghanistanDominican RepublicLithuaniaSaint Bathelemy
AlbaniaEast TimorLuxembourgSaint Kitts and Nevis
AlgeriaEcuadorMacauSaint Lucia
American SamoaEgyptMacedoniaSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
AndorraEl SalvadorMadagascarSamoa
AngolaEquatorial GuineaMalawiSao Tome and Principe
AnguillaEritreaMalaysiaSaudi Arabia
Antigua and BarbudaEstoniaMaldivesSenegal
ArgentinaEthiopiaMaliSerbia
ArubaFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)MaltaSeychelles
AustraliaFijiMarshall IslandsSierra Leone
AustriaFinlandMartiniqueSingapore
AzerbaijanFranceMauritaniaSlovakia
BahrainFrench GuianaMauritiusSlovenia
BangladeshFrench PolynesiaMayotteSolomon Islands
BarbadosGabonMexicoSomalia (Somaliland)
BelarusGambiaMicronesiaSouth Africa
BelgiumGeorgiaMoldovaSpain
BelizeGermanyMonacoSri Lanka
BeninGhanaMongoliaSt. Maarten
BermudaGibraltarMontenegroSt. Martin
BhutanGreeceMontserratSuriname
BoliviaGrenadaMoroccoSweden
Bosnia and HerzegovinaGuadeloupeMozambiqueSwitzerland
BotswanaGuamMyanmarTaiwan
BrazilGuatemalaNamibiaTajikistan
British Virgin IslandsGuineaNauruTanzania
Brunei DarussalamGuinea-BissauNepalThailand
BulgariaGuyanaNetherlandsTogo
Burkina FasoHaitiNew ZealandTonga
BurundiHondurasNew CaledoniaTrinidad and Tobago
CambodiaHong KongNicaraguaTunisia
CameroonHungaryNigerTurkey
CanadaIcelandNigeriaTurkmenistan
Cape VerdeIndiaNiueTurks and Caicos Islands
Central African RepublicIndonesiaNorthern Mariana IslandsTuvalu
ChadIraqNorwayUganda
ChileIrelandOmanUkraine
ChinaIsraelPakistanUnited Arab Emirates
ColombiaItalyPalauUnited Kingdom
ComorosIvory CoastPanamaUnited States
Congo,Democratic RepublicJamaicaParaguayUruguay
Congo-BrazzalvilleJapanPapua New GuineaUzbekistan
Cook IslandsJordanPeruVanuatu
Costa RicaKazakhstanPhilippinesVenezuela
CroatiaKenyaPolandVietnam
CubaKiribatiPortugalVirgin Islands (US)
CuracaoKoreaPuerto RicoZambia
CyprusKosovoReunion IslandZimbabwe
Cyprus ( Northern )KuwaitQatarKryghyz-Republic
Czech RepublicLatviaRomaniaLaos
DenmarkLesothoRussiaLebanon
DjiboutiLiechtensteinRwandaLiberia
Dominica

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5 options for sending money with Western Union

Depending on how you plan to transfer money to your recipient, you’ll be happy to find out that Western Union can do so in various ways. Your options for sending money are:

  • Money in minutes.
  • Next day service.
  • By mobile phone.
  • Direct to recipient’s bank account.
  • To an inmate.

All transactions can be funded with either cash or a debit card linked to a bank account — all services are subject to a transaction fee. You’ll also receive a tracking number to monitor the money transfer. Depending on eligibility and restrictions, transfer times may vary.

What services are available at a Western Union agent location?

Western Union offers a variety of solutions to help customers move around money, the services available onsite are:

  • Sending money. You can send money to a recipient across the world with cash or a debit card.
  • Receiving money. You can pick up cash that has been sent to you with a valid form of ID.
  • Bill payments. Take care of your bill payments in one convenient location. Western Union can process credit card payments, car payments, utility bills, mortgages and bills from the government.
  • Money order. Fill out a money order for a specified amount to either pay for goods or services, or cash or deposit at a bank.
  • Prepaid card. Western Union offers a branded prepaid Mastercard that allows you to send and receive money, deposit your paychecks and spend while earning cash back rewards at participating retailers. And since it’s a prepaid card, there’s no interest or late fees.
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    AprilNovember 12, 2018

    Hi, is it possible to transfer money from Philippines to Bahrain? Hoping for your reply. Thank you!

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloNovember 13, 2018Staff

      Hi April,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes you can transfer using Western Union from Philippines to Bahrain. If you would like to weigh your options in sending money to Bahrain, you can check out this link.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    FatmaOctober 24, 2018

    Thanx for your reply Mr.Joel…they are just 15 days in Portugal and unfortunately,an emergency thing happen from Egypt and she needs to send money at least $800,so is it possible for her to send that amount,although she is foreigner…thanx gain…

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloOctober 24, 2018Staff

      Hi Fatma,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes it is possible to send/receive 800$ either in Portugal or Egypt even if she is a foreigner. Just make sure that she brings identification when claiming the money to make the transfer as smooth as possible.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

  3. Default Gravatar
    FatmaOctober 24, 2018

    What is the limit of sending money from Portugal to Egypt? Thanks

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloOctober 24, 2018Staff

      Hi Fatma,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can send up to 1.000 EUR within a 12-month period from Portugal before they need to verify your identity. After that is finished, your send limit will increase to 5.000 EUR per 3-day period.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    LeeOctober 22, 2018

    Please is it possible for me to receive money In Nigeria coming from China through western union?

    • finder Customer Care
      BellaOctober 23, 2018Staff

      Hi Lee,
      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Yes, it is possible to receive money in Nigeria from China via Western Union by picking up the money from their agent location, You may use Western Union’s location finder to search for agent locations near you.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Bella

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    MelodieOctober 19, 2018

    Is there any western union branch located in Ghana? Can I receive money through western union from Ghana?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloOctober 19, 2018Staff

      Hi Melodie,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes there are WU branches all over Ghana. To see which one is the closest to you, please click HERE. I can confirm that you can receive money via Western Union while in Ghana.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    AdesolaOctober 16, 2018

    Can I send money from Yemen to Nigeria through Western Union?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloOctober 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Adesola,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      I can confirm that you can send money from Yemen to Nigeria via Western Union.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    FrankOctober 10, 2018

    can someone in Nigeria send the Naira equivalent to be received in Namibian Dollars in Namibia through western union?

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesOctober 11, 2018Staff

      Hi Frank,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      Yes that is possible. Western Union has agent locations available in Nigeria and Namibia to assist you on this transaction. Hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    LabonyaOctober 8, 2018

    I have 1000 cedis currency of ghana and is it possible to exchange with indian money from western union?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaOctober 13, 2018Staff

      Hi Labonya,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Generally, Western Union provides money transfer and when you transfer money with them, they will automatically convert your money to the local currency. However, please note that not all Western Union agent locations do a currency conversion. So, you have to check. Plus, if you live in Ghana, Western Union would most likely only convert Indian money to local currency and not local currency to Indian money.

      It would be a good idea to visit a Western Union agent near you and confirm.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    WoodyOctober 4, 2018

    Is it allowed sending money from Togo to Spain by Western Union?

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoOctober 4, 2018Staff

      Hi Woody,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Yes, you are allowed to send money from Togo to Spain through Western Union. You can do this online or from one of the 600 Western Union locations available in Togo. You can transfer to receive by cash pick up, or directly to a bank account.

      For more information, you can visit the Western Union website.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    YusufOctober 1, 2018

    someone want to send me money in Malawi, and he told me that to send Money to someone through WESTERN UNION is not easy in Malawi.
    is it rue??

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesOctober 2, 2018Staff

      Hi Yusuf,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      There are currently five Western Union agent locations in Malawi. There are also no known restrictions to sending money to Malawi as of this writing. Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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