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Send money to Tunisia

Learn how to transfer money to Tunisia after comparing fees and exchange rates.

Sending money between the United States and Tunisia doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our guide on money transfer services, fees and cash pickup in Tunisia will help you find the best service for you when you’re looking to exchange US dollars for Tunisian dinars.

Send money to Tunisia with WorldRemit

WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.

  • No minimum transfers.
  • Wide range of destinations.
  • Competitive exchange rate.
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Compare international money transfers to Tunisia

Our table lets you compare the services you can use to send money abroad. Compare services on transfer speeds and fees, then click Go to site when you're ready to send.
Name Product Filter Values Fastest Transfer Speed Fees (Pay by Bank Transfer) Learn More
Dunbridge Financial
Dunbridge Financial
24 hours
$10

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Dunbridge Financial offers diverse transfer options to more than 120 countries.
XE
Within minutes
$3

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XE has fast transfers with low fees and a range of foreign currency tools.
Remitly
Within minutes
From $0
SPECIAL OFFER ✓ Free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers

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Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
WorldRemit
Within an hour
From $1.99

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WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups.
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Best ways to send money to Tunisia

Online money transfer providers typically offer the strongest exchange rates and lowest fees on money transfers to Tunisia. Some offer cash pickup in as little as a few minutes, while others transfer to bank accounts.

1. Digital money transfer services

Companies like XE and Remitly specialize in foreign currencies, making them some of the most cost-effective ways to send money to Tunisia. Most offer transfers directly to your recipient's bank account in Tunisia, often in as little as a day or two.
  • Why? Digital money transfer services are cheaper because they exist online and don't have as many employees or physical locations.

2. Cash transfers

Services like WorldRemit and Western Union allow you to transfer cash for pickup at a local branch in Tunisia— often in 15 minutes. While it's a fast way to send money, you'll pay for the convenience in weak exchange rates and high fees.
  • Why? Picking up cash is more expensive because more people are involved.

3. Banks

The Tunisian dinar may be offered by your bank, but beware of high fees and wide margins on the exchange rate. Compare bank transfers to digital services and other options before sending a wire transfer to Tunisia.
  • Why? Banks offer money transfers as a secondary service so don't strive to offer competitive prices.

Let's crunch the numbers: Sending $1,000 to Tunisia

Let's say you need to send $1,000 to family in Tunisia. Here's what you might face as far as fees and exchange rates using today's rate of 1 USD = 2.740 TND.
Digital money transfer service Cash transfer Bank transfer
Fee $0 $4 $25 + additional correspondent bank fees
Exchange rate 1 USD = 2.731 TND 1 USD = 2.726 TND 1 USD = 2.603 TND
Transfer speed 1-2 days Minutes 2-5 days
Amount received TND$2,731 TND$2,715 TND$2,537
Verdict
  • Best value
  • Fastest
  • Slowest and most expensive

The bank option ends up being the slowest and gets the smallest amount of money to your recipient in Tunisia. A digital transfer sends the most, which is TND$194 more than the bank. For speed, a cash transfer can typically have your transfer to Tunisia in as little as 15 minutes. Make sure there's a cash pickup location near your recipient before sending.

How to send money to Tunisia online

Sign up and send money to Tunisia with a digital money transfer specialist in four steps:

  1. Sign up for a free account. Compare and pick a provider before signing up for a free online account using your contact information, proof of ID and preferred payment method.
  2. Provide transfer details. Submit your recipient's contact information and pick a delivery method. If transferring to a bank, you'll need their bank account details in Tunisia.
  3. Confirm transfer details. Double-check your payment method, expected fees and destination.
  4. Save your receipt. Record your receipt's confirmation number to track the progress of your transfer to Tunisia. Some money transfer providers send a text or email when your transfer is complete.

Get the most out of your money transfer to Tunisia

Weigh costs and fees against convenience to best compare money transfer providers that send to Tunisia. Consider:

  • Exchange rates. The USD–TND relationship fluctuates, so using a service that allows you to lock in exchange prices may help you save money down the line if the Tunisian dinar rises against the US dollar.
  • Transfer fees. Transferring money overseas nearly always requires fees, but they might be hidden in the exchange rate. When sending large amounts, it may be cheaper to pay a flat fee to secure a stronger USD–TND exchange rate.
  • Transfer limits. How much you can send varies by company, and different amounts can attract higher or lower fees. Shop around for the best deal on the amount of Tunisian dinars you're sending to Tunisia.
  • Turnaround. Transferring money through a local bank can take a business week or longer. If you need the funds delivered quickly, seek out a digital specialist that offers instant transfers to Tunisia.
  • Sending limits. Comparing prices for one large transfer instead of many small transfers is typically easier, so picking the service you use based on how much you're sending is a valid strategy for saving money.
  • Transfer methods. Whether you want money sent to a bank account in Tunisia or picked up as cash at a local agent, narrow down a company that matches your preferred delivery method.

How to send money to Tunisia without a bank account

If you don't have a bank account, look for a local company that supports storefronts for cash payments. These services include agent locations in other countries that allow your recipient to pick up Tunisian dinars without a bank account.

Emergency cash transfer

When urgency trumps cost to get your money to Tunisia quickly, look for money transfer companies that support cash pickup in minutes. You can pay with a credit or debit card for fast pickup, but fees are higher than other methods.

Tunisia's exchange rates explained

Banks and money transfer companies use exchange rate to calculate how much Tunisia's currency is worth when converted to USD. The USD-TND relationship can change daily based on global economic stability, interest rates, inflation and more.

Today's exchange rate USD to TND

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Updated: 16 May 2021 05:52:09 UTC

What to watch out for

Sending money to relatives or family members in Tunisia may be subject to taxes on the money transfer and certain documents may be required.

Taxes on transfers to Tunisia

In general, any large transfers being sent from the US to Tunisia should be filed with the IRS to avoid any penalties.

Required information

Receiving money in Tunisia:

  • Transfer confirmation details like a transfer number, an MTCN, a reference number or a tracking number, depending on the company.
  • Government-issued ID like a passport or similar official ID may be required to pick up your transfer.
  • Sender's information. Take along your sender's full name, the sending country and their address, if known.

Sending to Tunisia from the US:

  • Proof of identification like a government-issued ID or your SSN number.
  • Recipient information like their name, address and bank account information in Tunisia.

Bottom line

Sending your hard-earned money to Tunisia shouldn't cost a fortune. Compare money transfer companies that specialize in foreign transactions for the strongest rates, lowest fees and flexible delivery. For transfers to other countries, rely on our country-specific guides the next time you need to make a transfer.

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    sodjeMarch 28, 2019

    can you send me the money

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      johnbasanesMarch 29, 2019Staff

      Hi Sodje,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Please note that Finder is a comparison website and the page we are on offers options on how to send money to Tunisia via money transfer companies. The page also provides tips and guides on making this type of transaction. We do not directly send money to users. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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