WorldRemit is an online service that allows you to send money abroad from a smartphone, tablet or computer.

WorldRemit offers greater convenience than traditional money transfer services that often require their customers to travel to a high-street agent.  These older, more traditional services also tend to charge higher fees.

For more information on using WorldRemit's services, please see below:

What is a remittance?

“Remittance” is another word for a money transfer. 

These are usually sent between friends and family in different countries for personal use. Reasons can include paying household bills, healthcare, education, and general living costs. Sometimes people send money to themselves if they have a mobile phone or bank account overseas.

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What services do WorldRemit offer?

WorldRemit offers:

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How can I pay for my transfer?

We offer payment for your transfer by debit and / or credit card, bank transfer, iDEAL, Interac, Android Pay, Poli, ApplePay, AndoirdPay, Trustly and Sofort.

The payment options for your transfer depend on your send country. For more information on this, see the Payments page.

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Where can I transfer money to?

WorldRemit offers money transfers to more than 140 countries.

The available receiving options (e.g. bank deposit or cash pickup) vary depending on the country you are registered in (Your send from country), and the country you are sending to.

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Where can I transfer money from?

WorldRemit is available to senders in 50 countries. Please see the send from pages to see the complete list.

Customers set their send country based on where they're located upon creating the account. If you need to change your send country, please contact us here.

The available receiving options (e.g. bank deposit or cash pickup) vary depending on the country you are registered in (Your send from country), and the country you are sending to.

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How much can I transfer?

The maximum amount of money you can send depends upon where you live. This is because different countries have different rules relating to money transfers.

Sending limits also vary depending on how you pay for the transfer.

Please find your country in the send from and send to pages for more details

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How long will it take for the money to arrive?

In most cases, transfers sent using WorldRemit arrive instantly. There are some transfers that can take longer depending upon how the money is being received. The expected delivery time will be displayed to you before you make a payment.  

Broadly, the following timings apply for the money to be available to the recipient:

Transfer Type 

Typical Availability

 Bank Transfer

  • Instant transfers are available to selected banks
  • Other timings can vary depending on;
    • The bank
    • Day of the week
    • Transaction creation time 

Cash Pickup 

  • Available to collect instantly

 Mobile Money

  • Instant or near instant 

Airtime top-up 

  • Instant or near instant 

Home delivery

  • 24 hours – 7 days depending on location

Note: Your transfer will not start until WorldRemit has received payment.  So, if for example your payment card is not authorised immediately, the transfer will be delayed until it is authorised.

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Why do you need a mobile phone number and email address for my recipient?

You must provide a mobile phone number for the recipient, however the e-mail address is optional.

We use the recipient’s mobile number and email address to send them notifications about the progress of their transfer.

Both senders and recipients will be notified when the transfer is sent and again when it is received.

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Why do I need to supply identification?

It is important that we are able to keep the WorldRemit service safe. By asking for official identification, we are able to verify that people sending money are who they say they are. We are also required by law to carry out these checks. For more information see our Verification pages.

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