Tunisia 2011: Sending money to Tunisia - Moneygram and Western Union - Bank transfer - Fraud & Bezness
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Sending money from and to Tunisia

Sending money FROM Tunisia to other countries


Due to the restrictive currency regulations, sending money from Tunisia to other countries is only possible in very special exceptional cases, eg. for the studying children or in business transactions. Closer information can be obtained from the Tunisian Central Bank.




Sending money TO Tunisia

There are basically thre options for sending money to Tunisia:
 
Bank transfer to a currency account with a tunisian bank
A direct bank transfer from an European to a Tunisian bank account takes about 3-4 working days (from the US it is 4-5 working days). The amount transferred will be converted into Tunisian Dinars at the interbank rate, which is published daily by the Tunisian Central Bank. Currency Accounts can only be owned by non-tunisians and by privileged tunisian companies. The direct bank transfer is the inexpensiest transfer method.

Money order by Moneygram
When sending money by Moneygram, you pay the amount in the sending Moneygram office in cash or by credit card. The receiver can fetch the money a few moments later in Tunisia (in Tunisian Dinars) at one of the Moneygram offices or correspondance bank offices there. Moneygram works together with various banks, in Tunisia eg. with the Banque Agricole. All transfer and exchange costs have to be paid by the sender.

Money order by WesternUnion
When sending money by WesternUnion, you pay the amount in the sending WesternUnion office in cash or by credit card (online payment by credit card is NOT possible for the moment to Tunisia, due to increased fraudulent activities). The receiver can fetch the money a few moments later in Tunisia (in Tunisian Dinars) at one of the WesternUnion offices or correspondance bank offices there. WesternUnion works together eg. with the Post Offices in Tunisia, so a withdrawal is possible at almost every post office. A money order by WesternUnion is the transfer method that incurs the highests costs (all costs have to be paid by the sender).


Quite a few money transfers to Tunisia are taken as a direct result of fraud, scams or "Bezness"!


  
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