Send Money to Kyrgz Republic Cheaply

Information verified correct on December 5th, 2016

kyrgzFind the lowest fees and best exchange rates when you want to send an affordable money transfer to the Kyrgyz Republic.

A former member of the Soviet Union, the Kyrgyz Republic nonetheless has some strong links with the United States. The US Government provides humanitarian assistance as well as support for economic and political reforms.

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to send money from the USA to the Kyrgyz Republic and whatever your reason, there are plenty of transfer options to choose from.

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Rates last updated December 5th, 2016
Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Services Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received
WorldRemit International Money Transfers
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USD 1 Within an hour
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World First Foreign Exchange
Transfer money into a range ... of currencies online and over the phone.
USD 500 2 days
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Transferwise International Money Transfers
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USD 1 1 day
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HiFX International Money Transfers
Transfer money between 20 currencies ... and enjoy scheduled regular transfers. No fee for transfers over US $5,000.
USD 100 2 days
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Travelex International Money Transfers
Get your foreign currency delivered ... to your home or pick up at a store.
USD 500 2 days
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Currencies Direct International Money Transfers
$0 online transfer fee that ... you can access 24/7.
USD 100 2 days
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USD 150 1 day
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MoneyGram International Money Transfers
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USD 1 Same day
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TorFX International Money Transfers
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USD 100 1 day
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Banks versus money transfer companies

My bank handles all my other financial transactions, so surely it’s the best place to go when I want to send money overseas, right? Wrong. Banks are actually close to the worst place to go when you want to send an international money transfer — they offer poor exchange rates and charge high fees, meaning you have to pay a lot more than you should to lodge a transfer.

You can get a much better deal if you use a company that specialises in sending money transfers. They can offer better exchange rates and fees that won’t put too much strain on your wallet, resulting in substantial savings when you calculate the total cost of a transaction.

Case Study: Kevin Sends Money to the Kyrgyz Republic

When he gets a phone call from his son who is travelling through Kyrgyzstan, Kevin immediately knows something must be wrong. Tom, his son, has been mugged on a late-night bus and only has about $10 left to his name. He needs funds urgently to pay for a hotel and book a flight home, so Kevin agrees to send him $1,000 as soon as possible. He compares the services of two money transfer companies that provide fast transfers and cash pickup options.

Money transfer company 1Money transfer company 2
Exchange rateN/A Transfers sent in US DollarsN/A Transfers sent in US Dollars
Transfer fee$16$5
Payment methodBank deposit, credit card, debit cardBank deposit, credit card, debit card
Transfer methodCash pickupCash pickup
Processing timeWithin minutes1 hour

As you can see, Kevin can save $11 in fees by using the second transfer company.

How to compare transfer companies when transferring money to the Kyrgyz Republic

  • Exchange rates. Does the company regularly provide exchange rates that compare favourably to those offered by competitors?
  • Fees. How much will you need to pay each time you send a transfer? Is there a fee-free threshold when you send large amounts?
  • Transfer methods. Can you lodge transfers online or by visiting a branch? Are phone transfers available or can you send your funds using a mobile app?
  • Transfer options. Can you place forward contracts and limit orders? Can you set up a recurring payment?
  • Turnaround time. Will your beneficiary receive the funds within minutes or will they need to wait several working days?
  • Minimum transfer amount. Does the company impose minimum or maximum limits on the amount you can send in each transaction?
  • Pickup methods. Are the funds sent by bank deposit only or can your beneficiary collect cash from a transfer agent?
  • Customer service. Will you be able to rely on phone, email or live chat customer support if you ever experience a problem with a transaction?
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How to send money to the Kyrgyz Republic from America

  • Bank transfers. You can send a transfer from your US bank account to a bank account in the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Online money transfer providers. Online money transfer companies offer reliable and cheap transfers.
  • Money transfer companies with cash pickup options. MoneyGram and Western Union offer this transfer option.
  • PayPal. PayPal allows international money transfers to Kyrgyzstan.
  • Checks. Ask your bank to help you obtain an international check.
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Emergency cash transfers in the Kyrgyz Republic

If you find yourself in an emergency situation where you need to send an urgent cash transfer to the Kyrgyz Republic — maybe your son or daughter is travelling through the country and has been mugged — there are several companies that offer this service. Of course, you will have to pay more if you want your money to arrive straight away, so it’s essential that you check the exchange rate and fee that apply to your transaction before handing over your cash.

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Cash pickup locations in the Kyrgyz Republic / Western Union / MoneyGram / Ria branches in the Kyrgyz Republic

If you send a transfer for cash pickup from a Western Union, MoneyGram or Ria branch location, make sure your beneficiary takes along photo ID and a transaction ID number when they go to pick up the funds. Some popular cash pickup locations are listed below.

Western Union

Bishkek

Aiyl Bank

Lev Tolstoy Ul 83

Bishkek,

+996-312-417734

Open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Amanbank

Toktogula Ul 87a

Bishkek,

+996-312-342117

Open 8:30am to 4pm seven days

Osh

Optima Bank

Masalieva Ul 73

Osh,

+996-3222-71442

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

KICB

Lenina Ul 422

Osh, 720021

+996-312-620101

Open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

MoneyGram

Bishkek

Frunze Street163

Belovodskoe, 722040

996313155312

Open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday

RSK Bank

Chuy Avenue 134

Bishkek, 720014

996312611812

Open 8:30am to 7pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday; 8:30am to 8:30pm Thursday; and 8:30am to 4pm Saturday

Osh

Financecreditbank

Djinnah Street 1

Osh,

322256294

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm Saturday

Ria

Bishkek

Aiyl Bank

Aeroport Manas

Bishkek GB

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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Aiyl Bank

Str. Pushkina, 50

Bishkek GB

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Osh

Amanbank

Str. Masalieva 44

Osh OH

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Bakay Bank

Aeroport

Osh OH

Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm Saturday

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Tips for picking up cash in the Kyrgyz Republic

  • Never visit a cash pickup agent if you’re not sure whether the area is safe
  • Take a friend along when you pick up cash to act as a deterrent for thieves
  • Don’t wave your cash around in public
  • Only carry any large amount of cash around when it is absolutely necessary to do so
  • Deposit the funds with a bank as soon as possible
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How to send money to the Kyrgyz Republic

You’ll need to provide certain details before you can lodge an international money transfer, including:

  • Your name, address, contact information and date of birth.
  • A valid form of photo ID.
  • Your recipient’s name and contact information.
  • The country you would like to send money to.
  • The amount you wish to transfer and the currency you wish to transfer.

After paying for your transaction, you will be able to track your transfer by using the transaction ID number you are given.

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Transferwise International Money Transfers

Make online transfers in a range of currencies and enjoy high maximum transfer amounts.

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