Bank Transfer

Send directly to a bank

Transfer time 90% of bank transfers with WorldRemit are completed the same day.

Same day

Exchange rate

1 USD = 1 USD1 USD

Fees from

0.99 USD

Send to all major banks in Ethiopia:

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Awash Bank
Dashen Bank
Abay Bank
Nib International Bank
Addis Bank
Enat Bank
Coop Bank of Oromia
Bank of Abyssinia
Berhan Bank
Oromia International Bank
Debub Global Bank
Wegagen Bank
Bunna International Bank

Cash Pickup

Send money for cash pickup

Transfer time 95% of WorldRemit cash pickup transfers are available to collect in 3 minutes.

⚡ Within minutes

Exchange rate

1 USD = 1 USD1 USD

Fees from

0.99 USD

Pick up from any branch of:

Mobile Money

Send to a mobile money account

Transfer time 90% of WorldRemit Mobile Money transfers are received in less than 10 minutes.

Within 2 working days

Exchange rate

1 USD = 29.04 ETB29.04234 ETB

Fees from

0.99 USD

Send to these networks:

CBE Birr

Airtime Top up

Send money for airtime top up

Transfer time 90% of WorldRemit airtime transfers are received in less than 10 minutes.

⚡ Within minutes

Fees from

0.00 USD

Send to these networks:

Ethio Telecom
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We're flexible

We make sending funds to friends and family in Ethiopia simple by giving you a range of choices on how to transfer the money. You can send money via instant bank transfer, cash pickup or even airtime top-up.

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We’re secure

The best way to send money to Ethiopia is to do so as safely and securely as possible. That’s where our industry-leading technology comes in, allowing you to transfer funds with no risk of your personal details being exposed.

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We're fast

Our cash pickup service is so speedy you’ll be able to send money to Ethiopia in no time at all. So if you’re in a hurry, use WorldRemit.

Send money by…

Not quite sure how to transfer money to Ethiopia? We currently offer the following simple and convenient methods:

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Bank transfer

Transfer funds to the country’s major banks for access within 1-2 working days.

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Cash pickup

The money you send to Ethiopia will be ready to collect immediately from any major banks.

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Mobile money transfer

You can now send money to any mobile number in Ethiopia that is registered with CBE Birr.

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Airtime top up

Send instant mobile phone credit to any mobile phone on the Ethio Telecom network.

125,000 5 star reviews can't be wrong

"We started using WorldRemit 2 years ago when another company unexpectedly refused to transfer money to our family in Ethiopia. The charges are very low and recently we’re able to send funds in 1 day with direct transfer to bank accounts. Also, we appreciate that were able to send cash pickup to family who do not have bank accounts."

United States Gary F • 9 months ago

"A prompt, fast, secure service. I was initially unsure when WorldRemit was recommended to me, but I found that it was easy to use and processed quickly, at a very reasonable rate. The UAE exchange rate was positively competitive. I occasionally send money abroad to help the same 2 or 3 friends, who I’ve known for approx 3+ years. I would recommend WorldRemit to anyone. Also, I recommend Ethiopia and Uganda as places to visit as the people are as lovely as the countries."

United States David • 11 months ago

"I found WorldRemit a few weeks ago on Facebook. I was looking for the best, cheapest and easiest method to send money to Ethiopia and Nigeria. I decided to give it a try last week. I was amazed by the speed of the transfers. I have transferred 3 times so far via WorldRemit. My transfers were all completed within 5 minutes and received by the recipient with a relatively low commission. I recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap and efficient transfer method."

Spain ABDUL MALIK • 20 months ago

"I’ve been using the services of WorldRemit for the past month and have found it to be an easy, reliable, efficient and excellent way to send money transfers to Ethiopia. The transactions have been easy and flawless to a country that often has some difficulty with money transfers. I am very pleased and highly recommend this service to others."

United States Lynn Bauman • 30 months ago

"Transfer was fast and easy. I was notified when the transaction was done, being processed and when it was complete. Timing overall was very fast."

US Gary K • 9 days ago

How to send money

We offer a fast, safe and secure way to send money to Ethiopia. Find out more about our services using the links below...

How do you want to send?

You can send money to Ethiopia using our instant cash pickup, bank transfer or airtime top-up services.

Who are you sending to?

You can send funds to any new recipient after inputting their details, or anyone you have previously sent money to in Ethiopia.

How are you paying?

There are many different ways to safely and securely pay for your transfer.

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How does bank deposit work?

Enter an amount

Enter how much you would like to send - you’ll see our rates and fees upfront.

Add a recipient

You’ll just need their phone number

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They get





Add a recipient

Add a new recipient or choose from a list of those you previously sent to.

Select an amount

There are no fees on our airtime transfers!

Choose Send Amount

Send 10 USD

10 USD

15 USD

Pay and relax

Pay by your chosen method. We’ll notify you and your recipient when your money arrives.

Pay and relax

We’ll send you both an SMS as soon as the airtime's added

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We know that your money matters

It doesn’t matter if you’re paying suppliers or sending money back home like Hiyaw, an Ethiopian chef based in Washington DC, you need to know that your money transfer service guarantees your funds. You can rest assured your cash will get there with us. We’ll even send an SMS and email notification to let you know when the transfer is complete.

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