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Western Union Money TransferSM

Send Money Fast

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


Resident permission

Military passport (for regular army)

Temporary document issued to replace a lost passport

Money Transfer Pay Out Information
In general, money is paid out in the currency of the destination country.

In Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and other CIS countries, money transferred from outside the CIS region is paid out in U.S. dollars.

Rubles are available for intra-country money transfers only.

All payouts 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.

Senders must present identification.

Senders must present evidence of origin of hard currency (Customs Declaration, Currency Exchange Certificate) where required by law.

Delayed product service (48 hours transfer)is available for outbound transfers to CIS countries from the following regions in Russia: Tyumen, Hanty-Mansiyskiy autonomous region Yugra (Beloyarskiy, Berezovo, Igrim, Izluchinsk, Kagalym, Langepas, Lyantor, Malinovskiy, Megion, Mezhdurechenskiy, Nizhnevartovsk, Novoagansk, Nyagan, Poykovskiy, Pokachi, Pyit-Yah, Raduzhnyiy, Sovetskiy, Surgut, Nevteyugansk, Uray, Fedorovskiy, Hanty-Mansiysk, Yugorsk), Yamalo-Neneckiy autonomous region (Gubkinskiy, Labytnangi, Muravlenko, Nadym, Novozapolyarniy, Noviy Urengoy, Noyabrsk, Pongody, Purpe, Salehard, Tarko-Sale, Harp, Urengoy). Maximum send amount is $1000 USD per person, per day.

Receiver Restrictions

Money transfers at all Russian Post locations are available in Russian Rubles only.

Russian Post locations do not pay out money transfers originating in Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

Receivers must present identification.

Money transfers at all locations other than Russian Post's locations are available in US Dollars and Russian Rubles.

General Information

Test question is not allowed.

Most locations close early on Friday.

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.

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