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Sending money

Where can I send money to?

WorldRemit offers money transfers to more than 110 countries.

You can choose a destination country by going to WorldRemit.com and selecting the “Send To” drop-down menu, or by logging in to the WorldRemit mobile app.

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

We want to offer everyone as many options as possible and we are adding more send and receive countries all the time. 

Why can’t I send money to a particular country?

WorldRemit offers money transfers to more than 110 countries.  We are adding more all the time.

If you don’t see the country you want now, sign-up to WorldRemit and you will receive an email notification when we add new destinations.

Note: the transfer options available will depend on the country you are sending from and the country where your recipient lives.  

Where can I send money from?

WorldRemit is available to senders in 50 countries.

Customers set the country they are sending from when first signing-up to WorldRemit.

For security reasons, you cannot change your send country again online.  If you need to switch country, please contact customerservice@worldremit.com.

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

 We want to offer everyone as many options as possible and we are adding more send and receive countries all the time. 

Why can’t I send money from a particular country?

WorldRemit offers money transfers from 50 countries.  We are adding more all the time.

If you don’t see the country you want now, sign-up for WorldRemit and you will receive an email notification when we add new destinations.

Note: the transfer options available will depend on the country you are sending from and the country where your recipient lives.  

How much money can I send?

The maximum amount of money you can send depends on 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.  Card payments often have a different limit to payments from your bank account.

To check the limit for your particular transfer, simply enter how much you would like to send into the “Send To” calculator.  It will tell you if you exceed the maximum.

Why do I need to supply identification?

It is important that we are able to keep the WorldRemit service safe for all of our customers.  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.

You may be contacted by a member of the WorldRemit Customer Care team asking you to provide a copy of your official identification.  In most circumstances these can be uploaded directly to us within minutes.

How long will it take for the money to arrive?

Many transfers sent using WorldRemit arrive instantly.  Some can take longer, depending on how the money is being received.

You will see transfer times for your chosen country and receiving method before you make a payment.

Broadly, the following timings apply:

Bank deposit:                    Instant transfers available to selected banks. Others vary depending on bank and country.

Cash pick-up:                     Available for collection instantly

Airtime top-up:                   Always instant or near instant.  

Mobile Money:                    Always instant or near instant.

Home delivery:                   24hrs – 7 days depending on location.  See full list of timings and locations.  (Philippines only).

Important: Your transfer will not start until WorldRemit has received payment.  E.g. if your payment card is not authorised immediately, the transfer will be delayed slightly.

What is an ABA Routing Number / IBAN / BIC / SWIFT code?

When transferring money to a foreign bank account, you will be asked to enter certain numbers to ensure the money reaches your recipient.  You should get these numbers from the person you are sending to.

It is vitally important that you enter these numbers correctly and double-check them before sending money.

To complete the transfer we will normally need the recipient’s bank name and account number.  For other countries you may be asked for one of the following:

ABA Routing number

The ABA Routing number is also sometimes called the Routing Transit Number (RTN).

It is used to identify banks in the United States and is required along with the account number to perform a transfer.

The ABA Routing number is 9 digits long and composed of numbers only.

IBAN

The International Bank Account Number is used in many countries around the world.

Contained within the IBAN is information about the receiving country, bank, branch and account number.

The IBAN is up to 34 characters long and includes numbers and letters.

BIC (or SWIFT)

The Bank Identifier Code (sometimes called SWIFT) is used in many countries around the world.

It contains information about the receiving country, bank and branch.

The BIC/SWIFT is either 8 or 11 digits long and includes numbers and letters.

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

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

Both the sender and recipient will be notified when the transfer is sent and again when it is received.

Note: You must supply a mobile phone number for the recipient.  Email address is optional.

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