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How To Wire Money From the US

You can wire money from Western Union or from your bank. You can also wire money from the US Postal Service. Call 1-888-368-4669 for a participating Post Office™ location near you.



Western Union
There are hundreds of Western Union offices around the country. You can send the money online, go to a branch to send the money or charge by phone for a higher cost. The money will be sent to the Western Union office nearest the recipient.

$1-$100: $15 (charge by phone: $25)
$200-$300: $29
$300-$500: $43
$500-$625: $50
$625-$750: $57
$750-$875: $65
$875-$1000: $75
$1000-$1250: $85
$1250-$1500: $95
$1500-$1750: $105
$1750-$2000: $115
$2500-$3000: $135

$4500-$5000: $220

Website: http://www.westernunion.com
Toll-Free Customer Service: 1-800-325-6000
(en español: 1-800-325-4045)

Money Orders
You can also purchase money orders from Western Union or from major supermarkets, convenience stores, your bank, check cashing services and other stores displaying the Western Union sign. A money order can be used to pay bills or purchase goods or services. If you are late with a phone payment or bounced a check, for example, the phone company may ask for cash or a money order to cover the amount owing.

Charge to wire any amount is normally between $30 and $40. The wire should arrive the same day if sent before 3 p.m. If you are not a customer of the bank, it may not let you wire money. Call to inquire.

In order to wire money, you may need the following:

  • your driver' license or passport
  • your bank card, if you are wiring from a bank
  • the routing number of the destination bank
  • the destination bank's "swiftcode", if they have one



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