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Send money to Uzbekistan

Compare services that can help you make a money transfer to Uzbekistan.

If you need to send money to Uzbekistan, you can do so in a few simple steps:

  1. Compare your options for sending money to Uzbekistan.
  2. Choose the service that offers the best deal and sign up for an account.
  3. Enter the details of your transaction, including the amount and who you’ll be sending it to.
  4. Confirm all transfer details and pay for your transaction.

Money transfer services that send to Uzbekistan

Use our comparison calculator below to check out the exchange rates, fees and transfer speeds on offer when you want to send money to Uzbekistan.

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
SGD 0 Same day SGD 4.99 7873.875 UZS
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.
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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

What’s the best way to send money to Uzbekistan?

You have a few options to choose from when sending money to Uzbekistan:

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The easiest option might be to send an international transfer from your bank account, but you’ll need to watch out for high transfer fees. In addition, because the Uzbekistani som (UZS) is a rare currency and not widely available, you’ll most likely have to send a major currency (such as USD) which can then be converted to UZS by your recipient’s bank.

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Cash transfers

Cash pick-up transfer services offer fast transfers to Uzbekistan. You can send a transfer online or in person and your recipient can often collect the cash in Uzbekistan within minutes. However, you’ll need to keep an eye out for high transaction fees and disappointing exchange rates.

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Money transfer services

Specialist money transfer services offer quick and easy transfers directly to bank accounts in Uzbekistan. They tend to provide better exchange rates and lower fees than the other available options, but keep in mind that there are very few services that allow you to send UZS to Uzbekistan – the ones that do typically offer USD.

Let’s crunch the numbers: Sending $500 to Uzbekistan

To give you a better idea of how much your transfer will cost, let’s look at the example of sending $500 to Uzbekistan with three different cash transfer services.

Cash transfer service #1Cash transfer service #2
Exchange rate1 SGD = 0.7005 USD1 SGD = 0.7101 USD
Transfer speedSame dayWithin minutes
Amount receivedUS$350.25US$344.39
OverallBest valueMost expensive option

As you can see in the table above, cash transfer service #1 offers the best value for money. While cash transfer service #2 can delivery your funds within minutes, your recipient can receive US$5.86 more with cash transfer service 1.

This example clearly shows why it’s essential to compare transfer services before you send money overseas.

How long will it take to send money to Uzbekistan?

The time it takes for your money to arrive will depend on the transfer service you select. While bank transfers can take two to five days to arrive, cash transfers are usually completed on the same day and sometimes within minutes. However, the downside of cash transfers is that they cost more.

Emergency cash transfer

If you need to send money to Uzbekistan ASAP, look for a provider that offers cash transfers. The money you send can be collected by your recipient in Uzbekistan from one of the transfer service’s agent locations, with the funds often ready for pick-up within minutes.

Ria, MoneyGram and Western Union all offer cash pick-up transfers to Uzbekistan at the time of writing.

How to send money to Uzbekistan without a bank account

If you don’t have a bank account, you’ll need to look for a transfer provider that allows you to pay for your transaction with cash. You’ll need to visit an agent location and provide proof of ID in order to send a transfer. Your recipient will then be able to collect the funds from their nearest agent location in Uzbekistan.

What to watch out for

The main issue you need to be aware of when sending money to Uzbekistan is that UZS is considered a rare currency. As a result, most transfer providers will only allow you to send another currency, usually USD, when you want to transfer funds to Uzbekistan.

If you’re picking up cash from a transfer service branch in Uzbekistan, you’ll also need to exercise caution. Only pick up cash in areas you know to be safe and make sure you don’t carry large amounts of cash on your person for any longer than necessary.

Documentation you’ll need to send money to Uzbekistan

While the required documentation may differ slightly between transfer services, you’ll typically need to provide the following information to send a transfer to Uzbekistan:

  • Identification. You’ll need to provide a valid form of photo ID, for example your driver’s licence.
  • Transfer amount. You’ll obviously need to specify the amount you want to send.
  • Recipient’s details. The transfer service will need to know your recipient’s name, address and contact details. If you’re sending to a bank account, you’ll also need to provide your recipient’s bank account info.
  • Reason for sending the money. Finally, you’ll also need to specify the purpose of your transaction.

What to compare to get the best deal

Compare money transfer services across the following categories to find the best value.

  • Fees. Read the fine print to find out what fees will apply to your transaction.
  • Exchange rates. Compare exchange rate quotes to find out how much of the money you send will actually arrive in your recipient’s pocket. Make sure the rate you’re quoted is the rate you will get for your transaction and not just an indicative rate.
  • Transfer speed. Check how long it takes on average for the money you send to arrive in Uzbekistan.
  • Payment options. Can you pay via bank transfer, credit card, debit card or with cash?
  • Delivery methods. Check whether you can deposit funds into your recipient’s bank account or whether they will need to collect the cash in person. The latter option is handy if your recipient doesn’t have a bank account.
  • Customer service. Finally, it’s also important to ensure that the transfer provider you choose offers prompt and responsive customer service if you ever need help with a transaction.

Foreign exchange rates explained

The exchange rate reflects the value of one currency relative to another.

From a value point of view, the best time to send an international transfer is when the SGD is performing strongly against the local currency at your transfer destination.

Updated: 19 Oct 2021 14:10:58 UTC

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