Sending money to Ukraine

Meest offers three types of money transfer services from Canada and the U.S. (only from Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, Ohio, and Oregon) to Ukraine:

  • Money transfer to a PrivatBank or Aval location - in US dollars.
    Bank accounts or cards are not required to receive a money transfer!
  • Money transfers to mobile application Privat24.
  • Cash to Door money transfer - cash will be delivered to the recipient's home address - in US dollars, Canadian dollars, or hryvnya.

Support your family and friends financially! Send money to Ukraine:

You can transfer money in the amount of 400 000 hryvnyas (approximately 10 000 USD) to one recipient within one banking day.
PrivatBank and Aval pay out money transfers in US dollars – up to $10 000 per recipient within one day.
If you choose Cash to Door carrier delivery service, the recipient can choose to receive your money transfer in hryvnyas, US dollars, or Canadian dollars.
If you plan to transfer more than $10 000 USD, please discuss this transfer with Meest Head Office by calling +1-800-361-7345.
Should you have any questions, please address them to our Customer Service by phone at +1-800-361-7345 or email info.canada@meest.com.

RATES

Rates for money transfers depend on country of destination and transfer amount. Prices are the same throughout Canada, but vary in the United States. Meest Corporation offers international money transfers only from the states of Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon and Washington.



CANADA
Amount / Rates
Country $10-100 $101-200 $201-300 $301-400 $401-500 $501-600 $601-700 $701-800 $801-900 $901-1000 $1,000+
Ukraine* Bank Aval 7 12 15 15 15 18 21 24 24 25 2,5%
Ukraine Privatbank 6 10 12 12 12 16 19 22 22 23 2%



* For Ukraine only: Meest also offers delivery service directly to the hands of recipients in any city or village. Delivery charge: $15 for up to $1,500 and 1% for more than $1,500. Total cost of door to door service is the price indicated in the table plus the delivery charge.



ILLINOIS
Amount / Rates
Country $10-100 $101-200 $201-300 $301-400 $401-500 $501-600 $601-700 $701-800 $801-900 $901-1000 $1,000+
Ukraine* Bank Aval 7 10 12 14 15 18 20 20 20 20 2%
Ukraine Privatbank 6 8 10 12 12 16 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%



* For Ukraine only: Meest also offers delivery service directly to the hands of recipients in any city or village. Delivery charge: $15 for up to $1,500 and 1% for more than $1,500. Total cost of door to door service is the price indicated in the table plus the delivery charge.



NEW JERSEY
Amount / Rates
Country $10-100 $101-200 $201-300 $301-400 $401-500 $501-600 $601-700 $701-800 $801-900 $901-1000 $1,000+
Ukraine* Bank Aval 7 10 12 12 12 15 17 17 20 20 2%
Ukraine Privatbank 6 8 10 10 10 14 16 16 2% 2% 2%



* For Ukraine only: Meest also offers delivery service directly to the hands of recipients in any city or village. Delivery charge: $15 for up to $1,500 and 1% for more than $1,500. Total cost of door to door service is the price indicated in the table plus the delivery charge.



OHIO
Amount / Rates
Country $10-100 $101-200 $201-300 $301-400 $401-500 $501-600 $601-700 $701-800 $801-900 $901-1000 $1,000+
Ukraine* Bank Aval 7 10 12 14 15 18 21 24 25 25 2%
Ukraine Privatbank 6 8 10 12 12 16 19 22 23 23 2%



* For Ukraine only: Meest also offers delivery service directly to the hands of recipients in any city or village. Delivery charge: $15 for up to $1,500 and 1% for more than $1,500. Total cost of door to door service is the price indicated in the table plus the delivery charge.



OREGON
Amount / Rates
Country $10-100 $101-200 $201-300 $301-400 $401-500 $501-600 $601-700 $701-800 $801-900 $901-1000 $1,000+
Ukraine* Bank Aval 7 10 12 14 15 18 21 24 25 25 2%
Ukraine Privatbank 6 8 10 12 12 16 19 22 23 23 2%



* For Ukraine only: Meest also offers delivery service directly to the hands of recipients in any city or village. Delivery charge: $15 for up to $1,500 and 1% for more than $1,500. Total cost of door to door service is the price indicated in the table plus the delivery charge.



WASHINGTON
Amount / Rates
Country $10-100 $101-200 $201-300 $301-400 $401-500 $501-600 $601-700 $701-800 $801-900 $901-1000 $1,000+
Ukraine* Bank Aval 7 10 12 14 15 18 21 24 25 25 2%
Ukraine Privatbank 6 8 10 12 12 16 19 22 23 23 2%



* For Ukraine only: Meest also offers delivery service directly to the hands of recipients in any city or village. Delivery charge: $15 for up to $1,500 and 1% for more than $1,500. Total cost of door to door service is the price indicated in the table plus the delivery charge.



INFORMATION FOR THE SENDER

  • To transfer funds, the sender must visit Meest offices and complete an order form and indicate his/her home address and telephone number.
  • For money transfers of $1,000 and over the sender must present an identification document and provide date of birth and occupation, as per anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations.
  • NOTE: the spelling of the first and last name of the recipient on the Order Form must match exactly the spelling of the recipient’s name in his/her passport.



INFORMATION FOR THE RECIPIENT

When receiving a money transfer at a Ukrainian bank:

  • present a passport;
  • have a 6-digit money transfer control number issued by Meest to the sender after completion of an Order Form. The sender is responsible for informing the recipient of this number;
  • know the first and last name of the sender;
  • know the total amount of the money transfer, and
  • know the system by which this transfer was sent – MEEST System for PrivatBank or AVAL-Express for Raiffeisen Bank Aval
  • Please note: Bank branches in some small towns of Ukraine may not have large amounts of cash on hand, which can create delays in payment of transfers.   
  • Prices for money transfers to banks in Ukraine depend on transfer amount and origin (country, state or province) of transfer.



RECEIVING A MONEY TRANSFER AT PRIVATBANK IN UKRAINE

Through PrivatBank you can receive a money transfer online, via ATMs and by phone. Click here to find a bank location.



How to receive a transfer at any PrivatBank branch

  • present to a bank employee a PrivatBank card or passport.
  • Inform the details of the transfer: control number of the transfer, surname and name of the sender, amount and currency of the transfer.
  • If the recipient does not have a PrivatBank card, the Payment Card can be opened (if the customer wishes). There is no fee for the payment card. This card will allow the client to receive transfers online, at ATMs and terminals, as well as by phone.



How to receive a transfer in self-service terminals

  • Enter the "Money Transfer Center" / "Receive a transfer" / "PrivatMoney transfers" menu of the self-service terminal.
  • Insert the PrivatBank card into the card reader and enter the PIN code. Then, if necessary, enter your telephone number and confirm it with the correct code from the SMS.
  • Enter the control number of the money transfer.
  • Enter the currency, then enter the amount of money sent to you.
  • Confirm the transaction by clicking the "Receive a transfer" button.
  • If the currency of a money transfer differs from the currency of the cards on which you want to receive the funds, the automatic conversion of funds in the currency of the card will occur. The exchange rate, as well as the amount of credit on the card will be indicated at the last step.



How to get a transfer through Privat24

  • Log in to Privat24.
  • Go to the "Transfer" → "MEEST" → "Receive".
  • From the drop down list, select the card you want to receive by wire transfer.
  • Enter the reference number of the transfer, the amount and transfer currency. Then fill out surname and name of the sender.
  • Confirm that the money transfer is not related to business or investment activities. To do this, you need to insert a sign opposite the corresponding statement.
  • Confirm the receiving of the transfer with a payment password from SMS and complete the transaction.
  • You can track the status of the money transfer request application in the Transfers / PrivatMoney / Transfers Archive menu.



How to receive a transfer from ATM

  • Insert the card into the ATM and enter the PIN code.
  • Go to the Banking Services / Money Transfer / Receive / PrivatMoney menu.
  • Enter the control number of the transfer.
  • Specify the currency and then the amount of the transfer.
  • Confirm the transaction by clicking the "Pay Card Transfer" button.
  • If the money transfer currency differs from the currency of the card on which you would like to credit the funds, an automatic conversion of funds into the card currency will occur. The exchange rate, as well as the amount of credit on the card, will be indicated at the last step.



How to receive money through a call to a hotline:

  • Call the 3700 line.
  • Contact the operator (the number in the tone dial is after the language selector).
  • The operator will ask you to provide the following information:
    • Your personal data for the security of the operation;
    • Transaction data (transfer control number, amount and transfer currency).
  • Tell the operator which card you want to transfer money to.
  • Wait for a confirmation from the operator that the transfer has been successfully transferred to the card.



DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY (DELIVERY TO RECIPIENT’S HANDS BY COURIER)

  • Money orders are delivered by Meest’s courier service directly to the addressees in any part of Ukraine.
  • After delivery, written confirmation with the recipient’s signature is available.  Meest fully guarantees delivery of the money transfers directly to the recipients.
  • Delivery times for money orders to Ukraine are between 3 and 20 business days.
  • We also offer express delivery - extra charges apply.
  • Total fee for money transfers with delivery to the hands of recipient in Ukraine is based on transfer amount, origin (country, state or province) of transfer and delivery charge within Ukraine.
  • There are limits on order amounts for money transfers delivered by courier in Ukraine - please call our head office for more information.
  • Money transfers sent with hand delivery by courier in Ukraine are delivered in US or Canadian dollars or Ukrainian Hryvnia. Should the recipient select Hryvnia, foreign currencies will be converted into UAH according to the National Bank of Ukraine exchange rate effective on the date of delivery of the money order.

If you have any questions concerning transferring money to Ukraine with courier delivery, please contact our agents or the head office of Meest Corporation Inc.



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