How to send money to Uganda
Learn how to transfer money to Uganda with the best UGX exchange rate in four easy steps
1. See if the Ugandan shilling exchange rate is favorable
Although the evolution of the exchange rate is unforseeable, it is a good idea to keep an eye on it in order to optimize how many you will receive for your money. Keep track of the evolution of the Ugandan shilling exchange rate and send the money when the exchange rate reaches your target level.
2. Make your choice among the 8 services available to send money to Uganda in order to find the best provider.
We list quite a few providers offering money transfer services to Uganda, such as TransferWise, Western Union, MoneyGram, Azimo, WorldRemit. Going with the right provider from the list is the best way to save on costs.
3. Choose the best provider for your personal needs
What do you value the most? The total cost, speed of the transaction, number of customer ratings? Consider the pros and cons before making your choice.
Another important aspect is to pay attention to the pay-in/out methods. You will often find money transfer companies allowing you to wire the money from your bank account, other providers will also give you the option to pay by credit and debit cards. In Uganda, you can decide if your want the converted amount to be deposited on a local bank account or available for pick-up in cash at an agent location.
4. Sign up and start your transfer with the provider you selected
Visit the money transfer provider's website to sign up (you normally have to upload documents to prove your identity), and get started with your money transfer to Uganda.