The Best Ways to Send Money Internationally (To Help Pay for a Bond)

August 18, 2020

Action Immigration

America is a great country to work and live in. The benefits and freedom are just a few of the many reasons that 45 million immigrants choose to live in the US. However, the process of immigrating to another country is not the easiest. 

If a friend or a loved one you know is under arrest for immigration purposes, finding ways to send money internationally can help pay for an immigration bond and release. If you want to find out how international money transfers work, keep reading. 

Bank Transfers 

Many banks offer some type of global service for those who want to wire funds from one country to another. You can expect to see the funds within 1-2 business days.

Keep in mind, most banks may ask for higher fees and offer poor exchange rates for the easy service. However, it may be inexpensive or free depending on the account you have and the rules. Always weigh your options first. 

Funds received should be given to the immigration sponsor who has legal residence in the US. 

If you are far away from a detainment facility, you must make arrangements with an ICE officer closest to where the detainee is.

Digital Money Transfers

There are digital banks that operate specifically for those who want to convert currency and send it to other countries. TransferWise and OFX are a few examples. These services won't charge you additional fees for transfers. 

The only "fee" you pay is a small cut in the exchange rate. It's a great option for those who want to send large amounts of money as may be the case with immigration bonds. 

Paypal Transfers 

Paypal allows you to send and receive money from friends and family, providing international support in over 200 countries. You may be able to receive the funds within seconds if the transfer is completed on a PayPal to PayPal account. 

Paypal transfers often offer more competitive exchange rates compared to traditional banks. Transfer fees are done as a percentage with Paypal.

It's a better pick for those looking to send smaller amounts of money. These funds are given to the immigration sponsor. 

Credit/Debit Card Transfers (Apps) 

You can also transfer money internationally using your debit or credit card with the help of apps like WorldRemit and MoneyGram. Funds are transferred to a bank account or at a location to pick up. It is up to the sender to choose how those funds are delivered for the sponsor to receive. 

Send a Cashier's Check

Writing out a cashier's check with Western Union is another great way to send money internationally for an immigration bond. You should write the check out to the “Department of Homeland Security." 

If someone is close to the detainment facility, they can pay for direct release and provide a valid photo ID and social security upon entrance. Only those who hold legal residency in America may do this.

Using the Best Ways to Send Money Internationally

There are several ways to send money internationally using virtual and physical means. The money you or someone you know receives helps them pay for things they want and need while traveling. 

It's also a good idea to know how to send money and receive money as an immigrant should problems arise. If you need additional assistance with immigration bonds, contact us for a free consultation. We offer bilingual service in Spanish and operate 24/7 to help you as much as possible.  

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