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Send money to Botswana

Compare fees and exchange rates to get the best deal on your next money transfer to Botswana.

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Botswana has come a long way since its independence in 1966, with Real GDP growth between 4% to 8% that has been consistently above worldwide averages despite a history of low Real GDP per capita.

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Name Product Minimum Transfer Transfer Time Transfer Fee
WorldRemit
WorldRemit
PHP 1
1 - 2 days
USD 3.99
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How can you send money to Botswana from the Philippines?

  • Money transfer services. You can use the following services when sending money to Botswana: Compass Global Markets, MoneyGram, TorFX, Western Union and WorldFirst.
  • Banks. Citibank stretches into the Botswana regions with its banking solutions and Commonwealth Bank will allow you to send an international money transfer to Botswana. Western Union and Moneygram can send money to a bank account as well once you have set up a bank account in Botswana.

What options do you have to receive money from Botswana in the Philippines?

  • Money transfer services. Visit a local Moneygram or Western Union agent in Botswana to send money for cash pickup in the Philippines.
  • Banks. Receive money in your Commonwealth Bank or Citibank account by using a local agent or online money transfer services that will send money from Botswana to the Philippines.
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How will you receive an emergency cash transfers in Botswana?

You will need to visit an agent location of either Moneygram, Western Union or Xpress Money. All three of these companies will allow your family to send you cash.

This, along with the short amount of time it takes to transfer, means the cash pickups are an attractive option for you to receive money in cases where there is an emergency.

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Cash pickup locations in Botswana that you can visit to receive money when using Moneygram and Western Union

Western Union

Gaborone

  • Amex Botswana Airport Junction
    Plot 50351 Airport Junction Mall, Unit 12Gaborone, Gaborone+267-3133637Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday, 9am to 1:30pm, Sundays are closed
  • Botswana Poste
    River Walk Mall, Zeerust RoadGaborone,+267-3700052Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturday, 9am to 1:15pm, Sundays are closed

Francistown

  • City Business Services
    Unit 31 Nzwazi Complex, Francistown,+267-2440023Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:30pm, Saturday, 8am to 1pm, Sunday, 10am to 11am

MoneyGram

Gaborone

  • Maven Enterprises Limited – The Villager
    4921 Unit 3, Maratadiba Road Plot, Gaberone3170855Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm
  • CSS Bureau De Change – Game City
    Shop 11U Game shopping centre, Gaborone3165340Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm, Saturday, 9am to 4pm, Sunday 12am to 12am

Francistown

  • UAE Exchange – Francistown branch
    42 Galo Centre unit, Francistown2495009Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Sunday 12am to 12am

Xpress Money

Gaborone

  • UAE Exchange Botswana – River Walk Shopping Centre Br
    Unit 111, River Walk Shopping Centre, Gaborone+267-3185630-31Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Francistown

  • UAE Exchange Botswana – Francistown Br
    Unit Number 42, Galo Centre, Francistown+267-2435009Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, Saturday, 9:30am to 2:30pm,
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Tips for picking up cash in the hubs of activity in Botswana

Sending money to Botswana is fairly simple as much of the economic buzz is situated around Gaborone and some of it around Francistown.

Botswana has a reputation for being one of the most peaceful countries in Africa, but it is still advised to double-check the area in which you will be picking up money.

The country might be fairly peaceful compared to the wildlife in the Kalahari districts in Botswana, but it is never smart to wave around your fresh wads of cash you just picked up. Take along a tracking number and photo ID when you pick up cash and don’t forget the copy or original transaction receipt for added safety.

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What are the steps you and your family will follow to send and receive money between Botswana and the Philippines?

Sending money for a cash pickup:

  • Have the correct details of the recipient in the form of a photo or government ID
  • Address of the agent location where the cash will be picket up
  • Capture the transaction details and send it along with the receipt and tracking or reference number.

Sending money to a bank account:

  • It is important to specify the bank (if it is supported) along with the SWIFT BIC
  • Full details of the recipient
  • Bank account number and branch number
  • Currency and amounts for the transfer

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