Western Union Money Transfers

Since introduction of its money transfer service in 1871, US-based Western Union has been consistently applying ever more advanced communication and data processing systems.

Currently applied top-of-the-line electronic technologies allow the company to make money transfers over any distance in a few minutes. At that, every money transfer is reliably protected by a world-class security system that makes sure that your money is paid out to the designated person.

Western Union Money Transfer services are very easy to use. All you need is to drop in at the nearest WU Agent location whose personnel will assist you in sending or receiving your money transfer.

Western Union performs express money transfers, i.e. within a few minutes* from being sent the money transfer is available for pick-up at any of WU Agent locations within the country or state (if sent to the USA) of destination. Money Transfer Services include the following:

  • Pay-out of funds from abroad;
  • Sending of funds abroad.

Money is accepted and paid out in cash only.

If you want to send or receive money from abroad promptly, Western Union Money Transfers are at your disposal. All you need to perform any transaction is your ID and the required amount of money. Money transfers are available in USD and RUR. You can send or pick up USD money transfers in over 455,000 Agent locations** in 200 countries and territories across the world. RUR money transfers can be made only between Russia and Belarus.

In addition to Customer-to-Customer transfers, you can make cross-border commercial transfers using Quick Pay service option to carry out USD transfers. This service provides an excellent opportunity to pay for travel services, overseas tuition fees, and some goods and services. Details of your commercial money transfer recipient is all that you need to know.

How to send money through Western Union

At an Agent location nearest to you, fill out the To Send Money Form, present your ID to the clerk, pay the principal transfer amount and transfer fee and get a copy of a form with a ten-digit Money Transfer Control Number that is to be communicated to the money transfer recipient.

How to pick up money through Western Union

At the nearby Agent location, the recipient is to fill out the To Receive Money Form, present his/her ID to the Agent clerk and pick up the money. Western Union Money Transfers can be picked up at any Belvnesheconombank branch office.

FEES for sending international Western Union Money Transfers from Belvnesheconombank service outlets (in USD)

Transfer amount

Fee rate

50.00 or less

13.00

50.01 — 100.00

15.00

100.01 — 200.00

22.00

200.01 — 300.00

29.00

300.01 — 400.00

34.00

400.01 — 500.00

40.00

500.01 — 750.00

45.00

750.01 — 1,000.00

50.00

1,000.01 — 1,500.00

76.00

1,500.01 — 1,750.00

81.00

1,750.01 — 2,000.00

91.00

2,000.01 — 2,500.00

111.00

2,500.01 — 3,000.00

121.00

Note1: For a transfer amount over USD 3,000.00, USD 20.00 is added to the transfer fee for each sum of USD 500.00 above USD 3,000.00.

The threshold amount of any one money transfer is USD 7,000.00 (seven thousand US Dollars).

Note2: the transfer fee increases in case of providing additional services by (in USD):

Message: up to 20 words — 3.0.

FEES for sending money transfers from Belarus to Russia (in RUR)

Transfer amount

Fee rate

Up to 2,500.00

150.00

2,500.01 — 5,000.00

250.00

5,000.01 — 10,000.00

350.00

10,000.01 — 15,000.00

500.00

15,000.01 — 20,000.00

650.00

20,000.01 — 25,000.01

800.00

25,000.01 — 30,000.00

1,028.00

30,000.01 — 40,000.00

1,278.00

40,000.01 — 50,000.00

1,528.00

50,000.01 — 60,000.01

1,778.00

Note1: For a transfer amount of over RUR 60,000.00, RUR 300.00 is added to the transfer fee for each RUR 15,000.00 above RUR 60,000.00.

Bank BelVEB OJSC Western Union service outlets in Minsk
  • Minsk, ul. Moskovskaya, 13, Center of Banking Services 1, tel.: (+375 17) 218-69-29; (+375 17) 218-69-61; (+375 17) 218-69-59;
  • Minsk, ul. Bogdanovicha, 153, Minsk Branch 1, tel.: (+375 17) 288-51-63;
  • Minsk, ul. Kulman, 2, Minsk Branch 2, tel.: (+375 17) 211-31-06; (+375 17) 210-19-96;
  • Minsk, ul. Serova, 4, Minsk Branch 3, tel.: (+375 17) 212-30-40;
  • Minsk, ul. Yakubova, 10, Minsk Branch 4, tel.: (+375 17) 214-57-39;
  • Minsk, ul. Skryganova 6, Minsk Branch 5, tel.: (+375 17) 209-25-60;
  • Minsk, ul. Zaslavskaya, 10, Minsk Central Branch, tel.: (+375 17) 203-50-63; (+375 17) 218-59-14; (375 17) 218-59-13;
  • Minsk, Kolyadichi Industrial Park, ul. Babushkina, 37, Kolyadichi Center of Banking Services, tel.: (+375 17) 291-80-68.

* Agent location opening hours and time zone differences are to be counted in.

** More than 495,000 together with money transfer operators under Vigo and Orlandi Valuta brands.