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Can I send money to someone in Syria?

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Can you send money to Syria from the US? Here’s the information you need.

Unfortunately, you can’t send money to Syria. Even if you have a loved one in Syria who needs money desperately, an international money transfer to a sanctioned country is illegal in the US.

Why can't I send money to Syria?

Due to Syria’s participation in terrorist activities and the ongoing civil war, the US government has placed sanctions on the country. This means you can’t send money or goods to anyone living there. Attempting to get around these sanctions is illegal. If you send money to another country without sanctions against Syria and then pass those funds onto a recipient in Syria, you may face tough legal and financial consequences.

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    StanleyJuly 16, 2017

    Someone says there is a limit of $700 at a time sent to one person in Syria via Western Union. Is that true? If not, what, if any, is the limit?

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldJuly 16, 2017Staff

      Hi Stanley,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Yes you can transfer money through Western Union. Actually, have two options in sending Money to Syria.

      1. Banks. While finding a U.S. bank to send money to Syria can be a challenge, you can use the services of some Middle Eastern banks. In this case, the bank might require you to be an account holder, and you’ll have to initiate the transfer online. You can also consider sending a money order or international check via mail.
      2. Non-banks. Some money transfer companies such as Western Union let you send money to Syria in person, by visiting a store or kiosk. Some limit their operations to the online world. If you and the recipient have PayPal accounts, you can use its services as well.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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