With WorldRemit you can send up to $8,000 if you pay using Interac Online or $2,000 if you pay with a credit or debit card.
Sending $1,000 or more
If you're sending $1,000 or more, you'll need to supply us with some additional information.
This is because of Canadian regulations governing payments when you and the company you're paying don't meet face-to-face (including online services).
These rules affect all companies - not just WorldRemit.
What to do
The first time you send $1,000 or more with WorldRemit, your transfer will be paused and we will ask you to send us the following:
1) A certified copy of a valid ID unless we can electronically verify your details
2) A bank statement
3) Your occupation
Once your documents and information have been checked and verified by WorldRemit, we'll complete your money transfer.
Please note: If you are sending from Quebec we will need this information and documentation each time you send, not just the first time.
How should the ID be certified?
A copy of the original document must be certified by a commissioner of oaths or a guarantor.
A copy of the certified photo ID document must show the name, profession, address, and signature of the commissioner of oaths or the guarantor.
A guarantor can be:
- a dentist, a medical doctor or a chiropractor
- a judge, a magistrate or lawyer
- a notary (in Quebec) or a notary public
- an optometrist or a pharmacist
- an accredited public accountant (APA), a chartered accountant (CA), a certified general accountant (CGA), a certified management accountant (CMA), a public accountant (PA) or a registered public accountant (RPA)
- a professional engineer (P. Eng., in a province other than Quebec) or engineer (Eng. in Quebec)
- a veterinarian
A valid ID can be:
1) Birth certificate
2) Driver’s license
4) Permanent resident card
5) Record of landing
6) Certificate of Indian status
7) Provincial or territorial identification card
8) Nexus card