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Send money to Iraq

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Unfortunately, due to political issues, there are no money transfer providers or banks in Singapore that allow the exchange of Singapore dollars to Iraq dinar except Western Union.

Compare money transfer services

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
SGD 1 Same day SGD 10.00 0.726 USD
Western Union sends money online to friends and family in 200+ countries around the world. Show details
SGD 1 Within an hour SGD 80.00 0.725 USD
MoneyGram has fast cash pick-up transfers to more than 350,000 agent locations worldwide. Show details
Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

Banks vs money transfer services

Exchange rates for different currencies fluctuate with the economy. Keep in mind that while you can compare official exchange rates to get an idea of movements in rates, Western Union will typically offer the service at a less competitive rate.

Example: Abdel’s Singapore transfer

Abdel was temporarily transferred from the company he works for in Iraq to its offices in Singapore 6 months ago. He would like to continue adding funds to his savings account back home and has decided that he will send payments to his account whenever possible. To understand how much his Singapore dollars are worth in Iraqi dinar, he makes a comparison with the quotation he received from Western Union and the mid-market rate.

Western UnionMid-market rate
Exchange rateSGD$1 = IQD875.14SGD$1 = IQD889.51
Transfer timeWithin minutes
Transfer feeSGD$2
Amount received in Iraqi dinar for $1,000 Singapore dollarsIQD875,144.25Recipients will get IQD889,510.

*Rates accurate as of 4 June 2018.

* This is a fictional, but realistic, example.

How to send money to Iraq from Singapore

Western Union will allow you to make transactions between Singapore and Iraq. The Iraqi dinar is an exotic currency, making it difficult to find other services to conduct the transaction for you. Western Union is the most direct service for transferring money from Singapore to Iraq. To do so, visit your nearest agent location by using their store locator.

Emergency cash transfers in Iraq

If you are travelling in Iraq and find yourself in need of an immediate cash transfer from Singapore, you do have a couple of options available to you:

  • Money transfer companies. Travellers can pick up money at Western Union locations in other countries. You will need to have a valid passport or other picture ID in order to get your money.
  • Credit card. If the credit card you used to pay for your travels has complimentary travel insurance, it could provide you with essential cash if the card is lost or stolen.
  • Travel insurance. You should always buy travel insurance when booking a trip overseas. Depending on the type of insurance coverage, you may be eligible for cash in the event that you are the victim of a crime while on vacation. Call your insurance provider for details if you are robbed or lose your wallet while travelling in Iraq.

Western Union cash pick-up locations in Iraq

Listed here are a few of the cash pick-up locations you will find when travelling in Iraq. Before you go to the location, make sure that you have the money transfer reference number, the sender’s name and location, the amount sent and your passport.


  • Airport Branch

    Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center Airport Area

    Baghdad, Baghdad


    Open Sunday through Thursday from 8am to 3pm.

  • United Arab Money Transfer Co

    Almansoor District 609 St 18

    Baghdad, Baghdad


    Open Sunday through Thursday from 8.30am to 2:30pm.


  • Basra Algeria Street

    Opposite Al Basra Airline

    Al Basrah, Al Basrah


    Open Monday 8am to 11pm; Sunday and Friday 12pm to 11am

  • Iraqna Money Transfer

    Basrah 14 July St

    Al Basrah, Al Basrah


    Open Monday 8am to 9pm; Sunday and Friday closed.

Tips for picking up cash in Iraq

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singaporeans are strongly advised against travelling to or remaining in Iraq. If you absolutely must make the trip, proceed with extreme caution when frequenting a financial institution to retrieve cash. Go to a well-known location, such as the one inside the Baghdad airport, and bring along a friend who is familiar with the area and local customs if possible.

How to send money to Iraq

Sending money to your family in Iraq from Singapore is only available via Western Union. You may download the Western Union app or visit your nearest Western Union agent for a quotation. To facilitate a transfer, you will typically need the following:

  • Account information. The account details for your bank account back home. This will include the bank routing number and your account number.
  • Address. Your Singapore address as well as your last address in Iraq.
  • Passport. A copy of your passport and your valid visa.
  • Employment details. Some banks may require that you supply details about your current employment in Singapore.

Additionally, be prepared to give your full name and contact information as well as the full name of the recipient and their contact information. It is imperative that the name you give matches the name on your recipient’s photo ID exactly to avoid any delays in the transaction. You will be given a tracking number for the transaction, which you will have to pass along to your recipient in order for them to be able to pick up the money. In some cases, you can also use a code question to help confirm the recipient’s identity.

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