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LKidKyle1985's avatar

How do you wire money to someone in a foreign country?

Asked by LKidKyle1985 (6586points) April 25th, 2009

I might have to wire a friend some money and im not really sure how to do this. Direct deposit into a bank is probably not an option. so how do people do this usually?

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Call Western Union.

Jack79's avatar

Depends on the country, but Western Union works almost anywhere.
It’s often possible to send it via a normal bank account, or send a cheque, or various other options, but it really depends on the country.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

The country is Russia

Jack79's avatar

Like Lightlyseared said, WU will work fine for that.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

we go to amscot to send money to our family in cuba…

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Thanks guys I know it was kinda a dumb question but I really had no idea about wiring money, I will go with Western Union they seem to have a lot of locations in Russia that will work.

_bob's avatar

Western Union is more expensive than a regular bank transfer. Ask your friend if he has a bank account, ask your bank what information do they need, and then ask your friend to get that information.

It takes longer, though.

knitfroggy's avatar

You can use MoneyGram to wire money overseas. Their fees are often cheaper than Western Union. Any Wal-Mart has MoneyGram.

mattbrowne's avatar

Russia might be tough. Have you thought about PayPal?

https://www.paypal.com/worldwide/

Russia is on their list.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

nah pay pal is not really an option either.

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