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If you have family in Guatemala celebrating a special occasion like a birthday, or someone who counts on your help, you can stop by Money Services and send them money. Our service is powered by Western Union and will allow you to send quetzals to Guatemala in minutes †. There are participating Western Union agent locations all over Guatemala, including at banks, credit unions and shops. Whether your friends and family are in Guatemala City, Mixco or Villa Nueva, you’ll find a quick and easy way to send cash with Money Services.

Powered by Western Union


  • Over 400 Western Union agent locations across Guatemala

  • Choose how you want the money to arrive

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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 nearest Money Services to send funds to someone in Guatemala. 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 400 WU


The Guatemalan Quetzal takes its name from the national bird, whose feathers were used as currency during the ancient times of the Mayan Empire. The value of each banknote is denoted in Mayan numerals as a mark of respect for its history. The paper currency was introduced proper during the 1920s, replacing the peso – the one quetzal note still features the face of the president who was in charge at the time, José María Orellana.

† 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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