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Western Union Money TransferSM

Online Money Transfer

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Retail Money Transfer

When you need to send money fast, count on Western Union Money TransferSM. Just visit one of our Agent locations to send money quickly and conveniently.

  • After approval, your money arrives in minutes.
  • After showing their ID, your receivers can pick up the money right away (depending on the hours their Agent location is open).
  • Send money around the world.
  • All our Money Transfer services offers you ease -- and peace of mind. Join the millions of people who rely on Western Union Money Transfer to send money around the globe.
Important Information In the Russian Federation, a valid identification document is required to send money.

Valid Identification Documents
  • Passport
  • Passport of foreign citizen
  • Other ID types valid in Russia

In general, money is paid out in the currency of the destination country.

  • In Ukraine, Uzbekistan and other CIS countries, money transferred from outside the CIS region is paid out in U.S. dollars.
  • Rubles and US dollars are available for all transactions in Russia.
  • Western Union money transfer send out and payout in Russian Post locations are available only in rubles.
  • All payouts at WU locations are made in cash only.
Money transfer fees are set according to valid Western Union tariff rates and depend upon the amount of money sent.

Restrictions and Special Notes

Sending from Russia: - Maximum principal send amount for Russian residents sending money to another country is $5,000 US dollars or local currency equivalent per person, per transaction, per day.
- Russian Post locations provide the following services:
  • Send money transfers to near* and far abroad
  • Pay out for money transfers sent from CIS countries and far abroad
  • Pay out for money transfers sent from Russia
Near abroad countries are Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
General Information
  • Money transfers are reserved for private consumer use only and cannot be used for commercial or business purposes, for purchase of property, or for investments.