Tag: Overseas

Sending Money to Destitute U.S. Citizens Overseas

If you need to get money to a destitute U.S. citizen outside the United States, you have a number of available options. See available options below:

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  • Contact the individual’s bank and arrange to add funds to the person’s account.
  • Contact the individual’s credit card company to ask for a temporary credit limit increase.
  • Arrange for immediate replacement of a lost/stolen credit card.  Express delivery may take 2-3 business days.
  • Identify a commercial money transfer company that operates in/near the city where the individual is located. There are money transfer cost comparison tools online to help you identify your best option. 
    NOTE: The individual must typically present identification to collect funds; this channel may not be an option if identification is lost or stolen.
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If the options above are not viable, the U.S. Department of State may be able to help transfer funds

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