Which banks can I send to?

The People’s bank of Zanzibar accounts.

What types of accounts can I send to?

All types of accounts – checking, savings, personal and business accounts.

What currency can I send?

US Dollar (USD) only.

How much can I send?

A maximum of USD 3,000 per transfer.

What information do I need from my recipient?
  • Full name. To avoid any delays, the recipient’s name should match the name on their bank statement exactly.
  • Address
  • Account details

o   Bank account number (12-14 digits)

o   Branch name

  • Mobile number -We use this to send an SMS notification to your recipient informing them that their funds have been credited.
  • Email (optional) - We use this to send an email to your recipient with details of your transaction (eg. in case they have issues receiving the SMS notifications).

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that all your recipient’s details are correct. Once you make the transaction, it’s difficult for us to amend or stop the transfer, although we’ll always try our best to do so. However, this could lead to delays.

How long will it take for funds to be credited?

Usually within 1 business day. We’ll notify you and your recipient by email and SMS when their funds have been credited.


From time to time, we (or our local partners) may require certain documentation from you in order to comply with our regulatory obligations. We will contact you in such instances but rest assured, we will always endeavor to make this as pain-free as possible. Please note that we cannot complete the transaction without this info.


PLEASE NOTE: Your transaction will show as the WorldRemit 8 digit reference on your recipient’s bank statement.

We don't support your browser version. To continue using WorldRemit please upgrade to the latest version of: