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Send money to Algeria

Compare money transfer companies when sending money to Algeria.

There are only a handful of companies you can use to send money to Algeria. Algerian dinars are uncommon, and some banks can only make payments in Algeria in US dollars. Rather than spend your time visiting each provider’s website, we’ve come up with a list of transfer companies and services you can use to send money to Algeria.

If you’re concerned about picking up cash in Algeria, contact your hotel to see if they can arrange for an escort to accompany you to and from your destination. Major international hotels should be able to provide at least some level of assistance at this request.

A money belt is also a good idea for keeping your valuables such as your passport and cash safe from pickpockets and opportunistic thieves.

Compare money transfer services

Min. Transfer Amount Transfer Speed Online Transfer Fee Rate Amount Received Description CTA Details
USD 1 Same day ZAR 0.00 9.274 DZD
Western Union sends money online to friends and family in 200+ countries around the world. Show details
USD 1 Within an hour ZAR 210.00 8.953 DZD
MoneyGram has fast cash pick-up transfers to more than 350,000 agent locations worldwide. Show details

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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

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How do I compare money transfer companies?

  • Exchange rate. First, compare providers by whether they’ll exchange South African rand to Algerian dinars. Most online money transfer companies don’t exchange ZAR to DZD while others can only send US dollars to Algeria.
  • Transfer fee. The extra fee to send money to Algeria; due to the exotic nature of the Algerian dinar, paying a high transfer fee may be unavoidable.
  • Transfer time. Bank account deposits take a number of working days to clear whereas cash collection can be ready right away. Faster transfers incur higher fees.
  • Payment options. Bank deposits, credit cards, debit cards and cash are all accepted methods of payment. Card and cash payments clear instantly.
  • Collection options. Banks and most companies deposits funds into the beneficiary’s bank account, Western Union and MoneyGram have agents in Algeria where cash can be collected in person.
  • Transfer limits. Look for the provider’s transfer limits.
  • Transfer options. A number of providers offer transfer options suited to trading currency as well as one off payments to Algeria.
  • Customer service. It’s importnt to know if there’s a South Africa-based customer service team available for you to contact if you have any questions about your trade.
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How do I send money to Algeria from South Africa

There are three different types of international payment service you can use to send money to Algeria.

  • Banks. Although banks don’t publish the Algerian exchange rate on their foreign rate charts, you can send money to Algeria by logging on to your Internet banking facility. You’ll need the recipient’s personal and bank details if they’re not already listed as a beneficiary.
  • International cash payment services. Once you’ve created an account with either Western Union or MoneyGram, you can send funds to Algeria to be collected as cash. These companies don’t offer bank account deposits like they do with other countries and only accept payment from a debit or credit card. Unlike some banks, both Western Union and MoneyGram are able to deliver the currency Algerian dinar opposed to US dollars.
  • Online foreign exchange services. These companies can deposit funds in an Algerian bank account. Points of difference include: multiple transfer options, bank-beating rates and fee-free transfer thresholds.
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How do I receive money from Algeria in South Africa?

Here are three ways to receive money from Algeria in South Africa.

  • Bank account. You’ll need to give the sender your bank account name, number and the bank name, address and SWIFT code. You may also need to provide your address including the name of your city.
  • Cash. Provide photo identification such as your licence or passport and transfer reference code when you collect cash from an agent.
  • PayPal. Provide your email or phone number to receive a payment to your PayPal account.
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Emergency cash transfers in Algeria

Have a look at these options for getting access to cash in Algeria fast.

  • Emergency cash assist. If your card is lost or stolen, you can request emergency cash assistance from Visa or Mastercard. The funds in your account can be made available to collect as cash at a local agent.
  • International cash transfer. Western Union and MoneyGram can send cash to Algeria in minutes. Both companies are represented by banks in major Algerian cities. Access to emergency funds on the weekend may be a problem in some areas.
  • Travel insurance. Read up on whether you can get an emergency cash provision from your travel insurance policy. For a covered event, you may be able to get access to cash to help with expenses.
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Cash pickup locations in Western Union/MoneyGram branches in Algeria

MoneyGram has agents in BDL (Banque de Développement Local) banks in Algeria. These agents keep banking business hours, although opening and closing times can vary on the weekend. Western Union has agents in banks and money exchange offices in Algeria.

Western Union


  • Algerie Poste
    Blvd. Hahad Abderrazak Alger, Alger 16603
    Open Monday to Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5.30pm
    Open Thursday 8am to 4pm
  • Algerie Poste
    Place De La Republique Alger, Alger 16300
    Open Monday to Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5.30pm
    Open Thursday 8am to 4pm


  • Agence Oran Loubet
    13 Bis Ave Cheikh Larbi Tbessi, Boulevard Mohamed 5, Oran, 31000
    Open Monday to Thursday, Sunday 9am to 3.30pm
  • Oran Soumam
    Boulevard De La Soumam, Oran,
    Open Monday to Thursday, and Sunday 9am to 4pm



  • BDL – 165 – Agence Boumerdes
    24 Compl Commercial Coummam Rte. Boumerdes 35000
    Open Monday to Sunday 8am to 4pm
  • BDL 107 – Agence Port Said
    1 Rue Ali Boumendjel, Gare Alger, 1600.
    Open Monday to Wednesday, Sunday 8am to 4pm


  • BDL – 210 – Agence Tébessa
    Route Marsot Quartier Remonte, Tebessa, 12000
    Open Monday to Thursday, Sunday 8.30am to 6pm
  • BDL – 232 – Agence Guelma
    Ex Ecole des Cadets, Guelma, 24000
    Open Monday to Thursday, Sunday 8.30am to 6pm
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What are the steps to send money to Algeria?

Log on to your Internet banking facility to send money to Algeria. You’ll need to create a new beneficiary if this is your first transfer to Algeria. You’ll need the following information.

  • The recipient’s bank’s SWIFT BIC. You can usually look this code up if you know the name and address of the beneficiary’s bank
  • The bank number
  • Beneficiary’s bank account number
  • The beneficiary’s name, address and city.

If you’re sending cash to Algeria, you must create an account with MoneyGram or Western Union first. Registration is free and only takes a couple of minutes.

To create an account provide your:

  1. Personal details. Enter your personal details such as your age, address and contact information.
  2. Identification. You can verify your identity online using your passport, driver’s licence or medicare card. Once you have completed this step, you’re free to start making transfers.

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