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List of countries using Western Union money transfers

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


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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
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 )KuwaitQatarKyrgyz 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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106 Responses

  1. Default Gravatar
    JahouAugust 29, 2019

    Hi I want to send money from Gambia to China Jinan Shandong does Western Union operate in Jinan china. Regards

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      BellaAugust 31, 2019Staff

      Hi Jahou,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Yes, I can confirm that Western Union operates or has agent locations in Jinan China.

      I hope it helps.

      Kind regards,

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    MonaJuly 21, 2019

    Can money transfer from nigeria to UAE

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      fayemanuelJuly 22, 2019Staff

      Hi Mona,

      Thanks for contacting Finder.

      Both are included on the list of countries using Western Union money transfers. Please visit a Western Union agent location for further assistance.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind Regards.


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    PatienceJuly 16, 2019

    Can money be sent from India to Nigeria through Western Union store?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaJuly 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Patience,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      The answer is yes. You can send money from India to Nigeria through a Western Union store or agent location.

      What you need is to:

      – Locate a Western Union agent location near you
      – Complete send money form
      – Determine how your recipient will receive the money
      – Give agent the form and applicable fees
      – Finish your transaction and share the tracking number to your receiver

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

      Have a wonderful day!


  4. Default Gravatar
    EmmyMay 10, 2019

    Can money be sent from Sweden to Nigeria?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniMay 10, 2019Staff

      Hi Emmy,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may use Western Union to transfer money from Sweden to Nigeria.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    ElaineApril 18, 2019

    Can we send monies from the UK to these countries: Peru, Bolivia, Russia, China, Kazakhstan?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JoshuaApril 20, 2019Staff

      Hi Elaine,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      Yes, you can send money from the UK to Per, Bolivia, Russia, China, and Kazakhstan.

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

      Have a wonderful day!


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    SmithMarch 12, 2019

    Can I transfer money from Brazil to Turkey through Western Union?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniMarch 15, 2019Staff

      Hi Smith,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may transfer money via Western Union from Brazil to Turkey. If you’re still looking around, you may also check out this page to compare your other money transfer options in sending money to Turkey.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    NisarMarch 12, 2019

    How many branches in all over Pakistan???

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      ValMarch 12, 2019Staff

      Hi Nisar,

      Thank you for your question. Your family and friends can pick up the money in minutes at any of our more than 7,5002 Western Union® agent locations in Pakistan.


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    AlkaliMarch 11, 2019

    Can I be able to send money to Cuba through Western Union

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoMarch 11, 2019Staff

      Hi Alkali,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, you can send money from the US to Cuba via Western Union. When sending money – it’s important to check the exchange rate beforehand to maximize the funds to be exchanged. Also, read through the provider’s transfer process such as transfer fees, transfer options, and transfer speeds to set expectations for the receiver. Take note of any reference or tracking numbers should any transaction delays come up during the transit. Hope this helps and feel free to email back if you have questions.


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    ClaireFebruary 25, 2019

    Hi, will I be able to transfer from Philippines to India?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezFebruary 26, 2019Staff

      Hi Claire,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, you can transfer money from the Philippines to India through Western Union. You can visit their website or click the Go to Site button to start with the transfer.


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    HenrysilasFebruary 25, 2019

    Does Western Union transfer money from Nigeria to Ghana? If yes, how much is the minimum?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezFebruary 26, 2019Staff

      Hello Henrysilas,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Upon checking, you can transfer as low as $1USD (4.8290 GHS) and the maximum transfer amount is $5000USD (24144.96 GHS) for transferring money from Nigeria to Ghana.


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