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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.

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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
ArubaFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)MaltaSeychelles
AustraliaFijiMarshall IslandsSierra Leone
BahrainFrench GuianaMauritiusSlovenia
BangladeshFrench PolynesiaMayotteSolomon Islands
BarbadosGabonMexicoSomalia (Somaliland)
BelarusGambiaMicronesiaSouth Africa
BelizeGermanyMonacoSri Lanka
BeninGhanaMongoliaSt. Maarten
BermudaGibraltarMontenegroSt. Martin
Bosnia and HerzegovinaGuadeloupeMozambiqueSwitzerland
British Virgin IslandsGuineaNauruTanzania
Brunei DarussalamGuinea-BissauNepalThailand
Burkina FasoHaitiNew ZealandTonga
BurundiHondurasNew CaledoniaTrinidad and Tobago
CambodiaHong KongNicaraguaTunisia
Cape VerdeIndiaNiueTurks and Caicos Islands
Central African RepublicIndonesiaNorthern Mariana IslandsTuvalu
ChinaIsraelPakistanUnited Arab Emirates
ColombiaItalyPalauUnited Kingdom
ComorosIvory CoastPanamaUnited States
Congo,Democratic RepublicJamaicaParaguayUruguay
Congo-BrazzalvilleJapanPapua New GuineaUzbekistan
Cook IslandsJordanPeruVanuatu
Costa RicaKazakhstanPhilippinesVenezuela
CubaKiribatiPortugalVirgin Islands (US)
CuracaoKoreaPuerto RicoZambia
CyprusKosovoReunion IslandZimbabwe
Cyprus ( Northern )KuwaitQatarKryghyz-Republic
Czech RepublicLatviaRomaniaLaos

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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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38 Responses

  1. Default Gravatar
    AnabelSeptember 12, 2018

    Can I receive money with 8 digits reference number from Western Union?

    • finder Customer Care
      AshSeptember 13, 2018Staff

      Hi Anabel,

      Thank you for contacting finder.

      Once the Money Transfer transaction has been completed by the Sender, he will be provided with a Unique 10 digit tracking number (MTCN). This MTCN should be provided by the Recipient to the Agent Location along with his/ her government-issued photo ID to claim the money.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have additional questions.


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    AkaraSeptember 12, 2018

    Can someone open a bank account, that anyone can withdraw from, in any part of the world, using the credit card PIN, when revealed by the true owner of the account?

    If Yes, what is the name of such account and how can one open it.

    Thank you.

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesSeptember 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Akara,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      Due to certain security and privacy reasons, creating a bank account where anyone can access it is prohibited by the law. You may be able to have others access to it but this may be limited and requires the bank’s approval for it. Hope this helps!


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    AlexSeptember 11, 2018

    Can someone from Cuba send western union to Ghana

    • finder Customer Care
      CharisseSeptember 11, 2018Staff

      Hi Alex,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      Yes, one can send money from Cuba to Ghana using Western Union. The recipient can receive the money through cash pick up by visiting agent locations in Ghana. You can use Western Union’s location finder to search the nearest agent locations in Cuba and in Ghana as well.

      Hope this helps.


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    SinaAugust 24, 2018

    We need money in iran. Is there any option to get some i cant find the information.
    Help please :(

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesAugust 24, 2018Staff

      Hi Sina,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      For this, you may need to consult a local lender or bank and check your eligibility as well as requirements necessary to take out a loan. Just ensure that you meet these requirements first prior to taking out the loan. Hope this helps!


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    JulzAugust 23, 2018

    Hi can i send money to Nigeria from nz thanks

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloAugust 24, 2018Staff

      Hi Julz,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes you can send money up to 50,000.00 USD to Nigeria from New Zealand using Western Union. There are other means to send money to Nigeria aside from Western Union though. To compare and weigh your options, please click HERE.


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    julianJuly 9, 2018

    please can I send money from Saudi Arabia to Nigeria through western union?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloJuly 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Julian,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes you can send money to Nigeria via Western Union. Please note that there is a maximum send limit of 1,000USD Naira equivalent per customer per quarter, as stipulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

      To compare on other providers who can send funds to Nigeria, please click HERE.


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    AnonymousJune 8, 2018

    May I ask when this list has been updated?

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynJune 8, 2018Staff

      Hello there,

      Thank you for your comment. According to our page, it’s updated on May 30, 2018.


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    VitaMay 21, 2018

    Can I send money to Kuwait from western union ?

    If can,there is min money to send or not ???
    Tnx u

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloMay 22, 2018Staff

      Hi Vita,

      Yes you can send money to Kuwait using Western Union. The amount of money you can send in each Western Union international money transfer varies depending on the method you use. For example, you can send from $1 to $5,000 online, while the maximum mobile money transfer amount is $500. However, there are other options in sending money to Kuwait. If you would like to compare, please go here.


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    RubikaMay 19, 2018

    Can I send money From India to Srilanka..
    And from Qatar to Srilanka..

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloMay 19, 2018Staff

      Hi Rubika,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can use Western Union to send money to Sri lanka from India or Qatar. If you would still like to compare on how you can save money sending to Sri Lanka, please go HERE.


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    VMMay 17, 2018

    Can you send money through western Union from Nigeria to the US?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniMay 17, 2018Staff

      Hi VM,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Yes, you can send money from WU in Nigeria to the US. You may also download their app so you can send or receive money anytime, anywhere instead of visiting an agent location just to send or receive money through WU.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!


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