How to Wire Money Through the Post Office

by Contributor ; Updated July 27, 2017

How to Wire Money Through the Post Office. Perhaps you have a relative living in Argentina, or a friend visiting in Mexico who needs a little cash to get by. One way to send them money internationally is to wire it at a U.S. post office. The post office offers international wire transfers to several participating countries.

Step 1

Check to see if service is available in the country where you want to send money. You can find this information on the USPS website.

Step 2

Find a post office location that offers money wiring. Most locations have wiring available, and you can find post offices close to your home online.

Step 3

Fill out the "Send Money" form. The form asks for basic information about the sender and the receiver including names, addresses and telephone numbers.

Step 4

Ask the postal clerk to wire the money. They can send it right away and it will arrive at its destination in about 15 minutes.

Step 5

Get your receipt. The information on the receipt will include a confirmation number, exchange rate and fee, and the amount of local currency received. The recipient will be able to pick up the money at any participating location in his country.


  • The U.S. Post office only provides service for international wire transfers. For domestic transfers, try another service.


  • You can only wire up to $2,000 per day through the Post Office's wiring service.

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