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Send money to Algeria

Find the best way to transfer money from the United States to Algeria.

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Looking for the best way to send money from the United States to family, friends or businesses in Algeria (or even to your own bank account)? Don't head straight to your American bank - turn to online money transfer services instead. They nearly always offer better exchange rates and lower fees - which means for the same amount of dollars you send, the recipient will receive more dinars.

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Use our table below to compare services that send money from America to Algeria. Compare the money transfer providers' fees and speeds, then click "Go to site" when you've found the best one to send your US Dollars to Algeria.

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Use code FINDERUSA20 for $20 off your first transfer from the US when you send at least $250. T&Cs apply.
Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
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From $0

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Use code FINDERUSA20 for $20 off your first transfer from the US when you send at least $250. T&Cs apply.
Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
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How to send money to Algeria from the United States

Here's our simple process for sending a money transfer to Algeria as a cash pickup or bank transfer - the two options are similar:

  1. Compare your options.
    Use our table above to find a money transfer provider that sends USD to Algeria. One may be better for cash pickups while another might be better suited to a bank transfer. Once you've found the best one for your requirements, click Go to site.
  2. Register for an account.
    You'll need to give your name, address, contact details, proof of ID and method of payment.
  3. Provide recipient details.
    Enter your recipient's name and contact information. If you're sending straight to their Algerian bank account, you'll need the account number, SWIFT or IBAN plus their bank branch's address.
  4. Enter the transfer amount.
    Check you're happy with the fees, exchange rates and transfer speed, then enter the amount you wish to send. Many services give the amount of Algerian Dinar your recipient should receive, so double check this.
  5. Complete your transfer.
    Send your money transfer to Algeria. Keep any reference number safe so you can track your transfer - your recipient may need it too.

If you send to an Algerian bank account, your recipient will need to wait for the funds to arrive. For a cash pick up, your Algerian recipient will need to show some form of photo ID in order to pick up the funds. It's also important that you give them the transaction reference number to streamline the process.

For larger transfer amounts, you may need to phone the agent location to ensure it has enough cash available.

Ways to send and receive money

How to decide which option is best for you to send money to Algeria.

  • Bank deposit. Most major banks in America let you wire money to banks in Algeria. However, you might get weaker exchange rates and pay higher fees all for the privilege of a slower transfer.
  • Online money transfer services. Online companies like Remitly and Remitly make international money transfers to Algeria easy with bank transfers or cell phone top ups often offered as easy delivery options.
  • Transfer agents across America. Many transfer providers have locations dotted all across America, making it easy for you to send money that can be easily picked up in similar agent locations in Algeria.
  • Checks and money orders. If speed is not an issue, you can always pick up an international check from your bank or the US Postal Service to send to Algeria.
  • Cash pick-up. Remitly and Remitly allow you to collect cash, even if you don't have a bank account in Algeria.
  • Bank deposit. If you have an Algerian bank account, you can have money transferred directly into this without having to make any trips to a money transfer agent location.
  • PayPal. The Xoom app allows you to receive money from the United States onto your cell phone, into your Algerian bank account, or as a cash pick-up.
  • Checks and money orders. Both personal checks and money orders can be sent directly to you where you live but these tend to be the slower options.

What documents do I need to transfer money to Algeria?

To send money from the United States to Algeria, you'll need the following:

1. Photo identification

Most providers require a driver's license, passport or other American government-issued ID. You can send transfers without the above but may need to give alternate ID instead.

2. Payment method

Your options depend on the provider's services. Popular methods include cash, debit or credit card payments, bank account transfers and personal checks.

3. Recipient information

You'll need their name (matching their ID) plus contact details. If sending to an Algerian bank account, you'll need the a/c number, SWIFT and branch details.

What documents do I need to receive money in Algeria?

To collect money in person in Algeria, the recipient will need:

1. Transfer number

The reference number - sometimes called a PIN, MTCN or tracking number.

2. Government-issued ID

An official ID, such as an Algerian passport or driving license.

3. The transfer amount

To know how much has been sent, usually to within 10% of the total.

4. Sender information

The sender's name and address and the country from where the money was sent.

How much does it cost to send money to Algeria from America?

The cost of sending money to Algeria from the United States depends on the exchange rate between USD to DZD, the fees, how you want your recipient to receive your transfer and the turnaround time:

  • Exchange rates. The mid-market rate is the rate banks and transfer services use to trade between one another. It is the best rate that you can get. But not all money transfer providers offer you this mid-market rate so compare the exchange rate you're offered to the mid-market rate and look for the smallest difference.
  • Transfer fees. Are you being charged a flat fee or a percentage of your transfer amount? For example, a provider offering to transfer your money to Algeria for a flat or low fee might work out better if you plan to send a large amount.
  • Transfer speed. If you need your transfer to arrive quickly, you can pay for a quick delivery. Companies such as Remitly and Remitly offer instant cash pickups but may charge more. If you're not in a rush, online money transfer services can offer the best value, usually getting your money to Algeria faster and cheaper than banks.
  • Transfer limits. Find out how much you can send with each service. For example, one provider may have a send limit of $10,000 while another may allow you to transfer up to $1 million. For smaller transfers, check the fees. For large transfers, look harder at the exchange rate. Some providers encourage large transfers with low fees.
  • Transfer type. Does your recipient have an Algerian bank account or is cash or cell phone top up the better option? Each transfer type will have different fees. For example, instant cash pickups tend to be more expensive than bank transfers.
  • Discounts. Some providers may offer you a free transfer simply for signing up while others may offer you a discount if you transfer more than a certain amount.
Looking for the best exchange rate? Discover the USD/DZD exchange rate rates and historical changes.

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    AnonymousFebruary 14, 2019

    What documents needed to receive money from western union?

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      JeniFebruary 19, 2019Staff

      Hi Anonymous,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      You need to provide any government-issued photo ID. In order to pick up cash at the nearest agent location, you need to provide the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) sent to you by the sender.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    hanaaJune 26, 2018

    Can an algerian pick up US dollars or does he have to pick up Algerian dinnars??

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      nikkiangcoJune 26, 2018

      Hi Hanaa!

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      Anyone can pick up cash at Algeria. The currency would depend on the transfer facility service.

      You can withdraw USD in Ri while Moneygram and Western Union cash out Algerian dinar.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Nikki

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      AbdulJuly 18, 2018

      Which is the best means to send money to my love ones in Dubai from Algeria, beside sending through Bank transfer?

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      nikkiangcoJuly 19, 2018

      Hi Abdul!

      Thanks for leaving an inquiry on our page.

      Unfortunately, we don’t have a comparison page where a list of brands that allow you to send money from Algeria to Dubai is outlined. The companies listed above are available to people in the US only. You might want to check the money service providers available in Algeria instead.

      Hope this helps!

      Nikki

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