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Send money to El Salvador

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Support a friend or family member when they need it most, thanks to Money Services. It takes just a few minutes† to send US dollars to El Salvador for the recipient to collect at any of its nearly 200 of Western Union agent locations.

Branches of Banco Hipotecario in El Salvador offer instant pick-up services. You can also send money directly to a receiver’s bank account, which takes 4-5 days, if you don’t need to rush a payment. A money transfer to El Salvador is quick and simple, so stop by today.

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  • With hundreds of Western Union agent locations across El Salvador, collecting cash is straightforward.

  • Transfer up to $5,000 in minutes, or send straight to the receiver’s bank account.

  • Plus, earn rewards as a My WU® member every time you send a qualifying money transfer.

How to easily

Visit your nearest Money Services to send cash to a friend in El Salvador. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.

  • Use our store locator to find your nearest Money Services location.

  • Give the store associate the name of the person in El Salvador, plus the location and amount to send.

  • Then choose between immediate or next-day delivery, and whether you want to send funds in cash or direct to their bank account.

  • Pay the transfer (plus fee) in cash or by a card issued in the US.

  • Then complete the El Salvador money transfer by telling the receiver:

  • Tell the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount so they can pick up the cash – they’ll also need a photo ID.

About El Salvador

The Salvadoran colón was the official currency of El Salvador until the country adopted the US dollar in 2001. The colón, which was introduced in the late 19th century and named after explorer Christopher Columbus, has now dropped out of circulation.

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