Instant transfers to Mobile Money in Uganda

From Arua to Kabale, WorldRemit has Uganda covered.

  • The fast, simple way to send money to friends and family
  • Industry-leading payment security

How to send money to Uganda

1. Choose how you want to send money to Uganda: select mobile money, cash pickup, bank deposit or airtime top-up, and enter the amount you want to send. You'll see our low fees and exchange rate up front.

2. Enter the details of the person you’re sending to: choose from a list of people you’ve sent to in the past, or add a new recipient.

3. Pay for the transfer: both you and your recipient will get notifications by SMS and email when the money is sent and received.

Visit our FAQ page for more info on money transfers to Uganda

Bank transfer

1 working day

Transfer to all banks within 1 working day 

 Centenary Bank Standard Chartered DFCU bank Stanbic Bank Barclays

Cash pickup

Instant transfer

Cash is available to collect instantly from any of the following networks:

  • Any branch of Diamond Trust Bank, Pride Microfinance or Ugafode Microfinance (and many more in the Xpress Money network)

View the full list of pickup locations for this network


  • Any branch of Shumuk Forex Bureau, Supergate Forex Bureau, La-Cedri Bureau de Change, City Forex Bureau, Metropolitan Forex Bureau, Centenary Bank, Unimoni in Kampala, Midwest Forex Bureau, Bank of Africa or MoneyWorld.

View the full list of pickup locations for these branches


Mobile money

Instant / 1-2 hours

Instant transfers to MTN Mobile Money.

Transfers to Airtel Money and Warid Pesa accounts will be credited within two hours during local business hours (Mon-Sat).

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  • Please check that your recipient already has a Mobile Money account as their Mobile Money number is needed.

Important: Please note that due to a recent local government tax implementation, 0.5% government tax charge will be subject to all mobile money withdrawals.

Airtime top up

Instant top-up

Mobile airtime is added instantly to phones on MTN, Orange, Warid, Airtel, Africell, and Smart.

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How much Ugandan currency can you send?

When you transfer money to Uganda, the amount you can send depends on the transfer type you choose and the way you want to pay. The limits are set by each country.

To check how much money you can send to Uganda, choose your transfer type and then enter the amount you’d like to send. You’ll then be told whether that amount is allowed.

What exchange rates do we offer?

Our exchange rates change all the time in line with currency valuations. However, as a money transfer specialist, we consistently offer more competitive exchange rates than you’d receive from the banks. That means better value for you and more Ugandan currency for your recipient.

We show you the exchange rate you’ll receive upfront. Just enter the amount you want to send into our ‘Send to’ calculator and you’ll see how many Ugandan shillings that will be. We also show you any fees that apply before you complete your transfer.

Our most popular transfer routes

With WorldRemit, you can send money online to Uganda from more than 145 countries around the world. Some of our most popular transfer routes include sending money to Uganda from the UK, the US, Australia and Canada.

Why choose WorldRemit?

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    Low cost

    Our low fees and exchange rates are shown upfront

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    Get your money to family and friends in minutes

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    It’s easy to use and we’re here to help round the clock

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Safe and Secure
Your money’s in safe hands with us

Our industry-leading technology protects your money and guarantees it arrives safely every time. We’re licensed by government regulators around the world, so you can be sure we meet the highest possible standards.

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