Sending money to Ukraine

    

Meest offers two types of money transfer services from Canada and the U.S. (only from Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, Ohio, Oregon) to Ukraine: Delivery to a bank or Door to Door delivery.



DELIVERY TO A UKRAINIAN BANK

Meest Corporation Inc. transfers money orders to over 2500 branches of PrivatBank and Raiffeisen Bank Aval. Click here to find a bank location.

Meest offers two types of money transfer services from Canada and the U.S. (only from Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, Ohio, Oregon) to Ukraine: Delivery to a bank or Door to Door delivery.



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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