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Choose how you’ll send money from Sri Lanka

Ways to send money

Pay cash in-store

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Log in or register

- Download the Western Union® app on Apple App Store or Google Play, or visit wu.com.

- Log in using your registered details.

- Not registered? Sign up on wu.com or follow the steps in the app to create a profile.

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Start your transfer

- Enter the destination country and the amount you’d like to send.
- Select Pay in cash as the payment method.

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Enter your receiver’s details

- Enter your receiver’s first name and surname, the destination country, address, and the exact amount you wish to send.

4
Pay in-store

- Visit a participating agent location and submit your passport and Sri Lanka-issued work permit to verify your profile.
- Hand in the money you wish to send and the corresponding transfer fee.
- Once the transfer is complete, take note of the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use it to track your transfer and share it only with your receiver. Start transfer

Walk in to send money

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Visit a Western Union agent location

- Find an agent location near you.

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Fill out the Send Money form

- Submit the form and your valid government-issued ID for verification.

3
Pay for your transfer

- Hand in the money you wish to send and the corresponding transfer fee.

- Once the transfer is complete, take note of the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use it to track your transfer and share it only with your receiver.

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Why send money with us?

Send money from Sri Lanka with Western Union and enjoy the benefits we have to offer.

Money in minutes

The cash is ready for pickup from an agent location in minutes1.

Transparent fees

Check transfer fees and exchange rates 2 upfront.

Peace of mind

Track transfers with tracking numbers (MTCN).

Create your profile today to send money

1
Register on wu.com

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Start money transfer online

3
Verify your identity and pay

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1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain factors, including the amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, and selection of delayed delivery options. Additional restrictions may apply. See our Terms and conditions for details.

2 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice. Subject to applicable taxes (if any).