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Send money to friends and family in Cuba easily with Money Services.

If you need to send money to a loved one in Cuba, visit your local Money Services to get the job done quickly and conveniently. Working with Western Union, we’ll help transfer your money for friends and family to pick up at one of over 490 agent locations across Cuba. From Havana to Trinidad, your money can arrive in a matter of minutes†.


  • Over 490 Western Union agent locations across Cuba

  • My WU® members earn rewards every time they send a qualifying money transfer

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Send money your way

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

How to send money

Visit your local Money Services to send cash to someone you care about in Cuba. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.

  • Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.

  • Stop by and give the store associate the receiver’s name, their location, and the amount you want to send so the associate can set up the transfer.

  • Choose how the receiver will receive the funds.

  • Choose your transfer option.

  • Give the fee* and amount to be sent to the store associate either as cash or using a bank-issued debit card from the US.

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

Over 490 Western Union


Cuba has been operating a dual currency system for over 100 years. Visitors tend to use Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) and locals Cuban Pesos (CUP) – CUC are nearly 25 times more valuable than CUP. Most imported goods and anything intended for visitors are generally paid for in CUC, with staple services and state employees’ salaries covered in CUP. Money transfers can only be collected in CUC, which comes in banknotes of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 CUC, and subunits of centavo coins.

† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

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