Send money to South Africa
Amount to be converted
Your customer rate
10,000.00 x 19.1411
OFX offers customised rates for high-value transfers and corporate customers. Register or log in to view your customised rate. Register or login to get an OFX customer rate.
Occasionally, a third-party intermediary or bank may deduct a fee from the value of your transfer. This fee may vary and OFX receives no portion of it.
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How to send money to South Africa from USA
We’ll ask for some personal details to create your account and verify your identity.
Electronic verification keeps things moving before we give you a call to make sure you’re good to go.
3. Book your transfer.
Tell us the amount you want to send, or what your recipient needs to receive and see your rate.
4. Send your funds.
You’ll be notified when funds hit our intermediary account. Track your transfer online, in-app or via SMS.
What is the best way to send money to South Africa from the USA?
When you transfer money to South Africa with OFX the easiest option is Direct Debit. The agreed amount will be withdrawn from your nominated account and then sent to your recipient.
Otherwise, you can send a wire transfer (bank fees apply) and make your payment online or in-branch.
Please note that payment methods vary based on the currency being sent. Once you lock in your transfer, we will inform you of available payment options.
How long does it take to transfer money to South Africa from the USA?
Most international money transfers to South Africa are completed within 1-2 business days of OFX receiving your funds.
Our global network of banking partners enables us to move your money efficiently, through some of the fastest payment schemes available globally.
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USD/ZAR exchange rates
Not sure how the current market exchange rate for South African rands stack up? Review past performance for your currency pair.
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Want to know the best time to transfer to South Africa? Set up a Rate Alert for your currency pair and we’ll let you know if the rate hits.
Can I send money to South Africa with a mobile app?
Yes, you can send money to South Africa online using the OFX app available on Android and iOS. Download the app now.
Can I send money from an American bank account to South Africa?
OFX can transfer funds to almost any bank in South Africa, including, but not limited to:
African Bank Limited, Capitec Bank, Commercial Bank of South Africa PLC, First National Bank, FirstRand Bank, Imperial Bank South Africa, Nedbank Limited, Standard Bank of South Africa, Barclays Africa Group
How can I send money to a friend in South Africa from the USA?
Whether it’s a gift or a lifeline, when you transfer with OFX we can send money straight to your friend’s bank account.
They don’t need to sign up with OFX, all they have to do is share their bank account details with you.
What verification details do I need to provide as a US resident?
Verification helps keep our platform safe from fraud, so we verify the identity of every person who requests an OFX account.
To verify your identity you’ll need your passport, driver’s license or identity card, as well as your social security number.
If you’re making a business money transfer, we’ll also ask for your business registration number. industry, and other additional documentation relevant to your business structure.
Is there any limit on how much money I can send to South Africa from the US?
OFX does not enforce any limits on the amount of money you may wish to transfer to South Africa online.
Yes. OFX has implemented reasonable safeguards to help protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. These safeguards include physical, organizational, and technological measures. The specific safeguards used by us may differ based on our sole judgment as to the sensitivity of the information at issue and the format or location in which it is maintained.
OFX holds client funds in accounts with highly rated financial institutions. In addition, OFX operates an extremely low risk business model whereby OFX never pays out client funds prior to receipt of the currency the client has sold to us. This ensures OFX has zero default risk from client dealings.
OFX is also registered as a Money Service Business at the federal level with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), which is a bureau of the United States Department of Treasury and is licensed as a money transmitter by relevant state regulatory agencies in the U.S.
For more information visit our regulations page.