How to send door-to-door cash

See what providers offer this convenient money transfer option and how much it costs.

When you’re looking for a money transfer specialist, ask if they offer door-to-door cash to your recipient’s address. This saves your recipient travel time and is safer for large transfers. But be aware that not all money transfer companies offer the door-to-door cash option and it’s not available in all countries.

What is door-to-door cash?

With door-to-door cash, the money transfer provider delivers your money right to your recipient’s doorstep. Most transfer companies require that the recipient be there to accept the money and that they show a valid ID.

What money transfer services offer door-to-door cash delivery?

ProvidersCountriesCurrency optionsEstimated time to deliver funds
FairFXUKOver 40 currenciesNext working day delivery
RemitlyDominican Republic, Philippines, VietnamDOP/PHP/VNDWithin 2 working days
WorldRemitVietnamUSDWithin 2 working days
TravelexUKOver 45 currenciesNext day delivery for orders placed before 4 pm or within 2 working days
XoomDominican Republic, Philippines, VietnamYou may choose to have your recipient get the money either in USD or DOP/PHP/VNDSame-day delivery in city areas, and within 2 days in most rural areas
MoneygramDominican Republic, VietnamAUD/USD/DOP/VNDWithin 2 working days
PaysendVietnamVNDMoney is usually transferred on the same day

How do I send door-to-door cash?

Typically, the process to send money via door-to-door cash involves the following:

  1. Find a provider that delivers to your recipient’s home country.
  2. Sign up for an account with a provider.
  3. Enter the amount to send.
  4. Enter the recipient’s name, home address and contact information. You may also be asked to provide a reason for the sending request.
  5. Click “Send”.

How much does this service cost?

You’ll have to pay fees for the transfer, which may vary depending on the payment method, your recipient’s location and how much money you’re sending. Bear in mind that fees for door-to-door cash are typically higher than if you send money online to a bank account.

Other than the transfer fees, there is no extra cost for taking advantage of the door-to-door cash transfer option. You might also choose a money transfer specialist offering a better exchange rate to get more money for your recipient.

Will the recipient have to pay a fee?

No, they will not need to pay for the delivery service.

What documentation is needed to receive the cash delivery?

Recipients will be asked to show a valid ID, such as a passport or driving licence, upon delivery of the cash to their homes.

Bottom line

With door-to-door cash, your recipients don’t need to leave home to get their money. Instead, cash is delivered right to their doorsteps, making this the most convenient option for them, at no extra cost to you. However, only some money transfer specialists offer this option and there are only a few countries where the service is available.

Door-to-door cash not for you? You can check out other delivery methods such as cash pick-ups and bank deposits in our guide to international money transfers.

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