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Bank Account Guide USA

There are three major ways to send money transfers from the United States to someone in another country (“international money transfer”):

(See our International Money Transfer Cost Comparison Chart below)



International Cash Transfers

Western Union, an established leader in international money transfer, can send money worldwide, including the ability to transfer money online or send money abroad by phone.

  • Its international money transfer website has a useful feature that calculates the cost of sending money abroad to the country of your choice. If you transfer money online or send money overseas by phone, you pay using a credit card or debit card.
  • If you do not transfer money online or send money abroad by phone, you will need to locate both a
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Sending Money to Destitute U.S. Citizens Overseas

If you need to get money to a destitute U.S. citizen outside the United States, you have a number of available options. See available options below:

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  • Contact the individual’s bank and arrange to add funds to the person’s account.
  • Contact the individual’s credit card company to ask for a temporary credit limit increase.
  • Arrange for immediate replacement of a lost/stolen credit card.  Express delivery may take 2-3 business days.
  • Identify a commercial money transfer company that operates in/near the city where the individual is located. There are money transfer cost comparison tools online to help you identify your best option. 
    NOTE: The individual must typically present identification to collect funds; this channel may not be an option if identification is lost or stolen.
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If the options above are not viable, the U.S. Department of State may be able to help transfer funds

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Insurance Providers for Overseas Coverage

The U.S. government does not provide medical insurance for U.S. citizens overseas. We do not pay medical bills. You should purchase insurance before you travel. Please review the country information page regarding the country you are visiting before you travel. For more information on health, visit our page on Your Health Abroad.

Before you go, consider your insurance options.

  • In general, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover medical costs overseas.
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  • Pays for medical care and emergency transportation.
  • If you are traveling to a remote destination or to a place where care is not likely to be up to U.S. standards, consider buying medical evacuation insurance. 
  • It can be purchased separately or as part of your travel health insurance policy.
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  • Pays for emergency and/or routine medical services overseas.
  • If you have health insurance in the United States, find out if it covers emergencies
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