Over the years, Oman has been one of the popular destinations for Tanzanians who travel to the country for work, business and the historical connections between the two countries since Sultan Sayyid Said moved his capital from Oman to Zanzibar in 1840. Tanzanians living there or Omanis with relatives in Tanzania are always keen on identifying affordable, fast, and reliable means of sending money to Tanzania. This article will highlight some of the best ways to send money to Tanzania from Oman.
If you want to send money to Tanzania from Oman, you should think of WorldRemit. To use the platform, you will need to download the WorldRemit app from App Store or Google Play. Subsequently, you are required to sign in and have your profile verified before starting the transfer process. You can pay for the transaction via a bank transfer, credit card, or debit card.
Send money with WorldRemit using the code 3FREE and pay no fees on your first three money transfers.You will also receive a discount voucher for use in your next transaction when you refer a friend via your referral code. Other codes that you can also use are TRACE, NOLLYWOOD, APLUS, TFC, GMA, ASAP, Jollibee1, Jollibee2, Jollibee3, Jollibee4, WRBEE, EVENTS, CIMB.
Depending on the receiving method you input, the recipient in Tanzania can access the funds in their bank account, mobile wallet like Tigo Pesa, or at one of the firm’s cash pickup locations in the country. For the latter two options, the funds will arrive within a few minutes. For the bank account receiving method, the amount will reach the intended receiver within 1 working day.
You’ll get to see the conversion rate and applicable fees during the transfer process. To transfer money for free during the first 3 transactions, use the promo code 3FREE. You and your friend will also get rewarded if they send money using your referral code.
One of the ways to send money to Tanzania from Oman via Xpress Money is by using the app, which is downloadable on Google Play or App Store. You can pay for the transaction via your debit card, credit card, or bank account.
Alternatively, you can visit one of the company’s agents in Oman. Make sure you carry along your government-issued ID, enough cash to cater for the fees and the amount you intend to send, and the receiver’s details. The agent will issue you with a 16-digit PIN that you should only share with the receiver.
Depending on the receiving method you select, the recipient in Tanzania can access the funds on their mobile wallet or at one of the over 45 cash pickup locations in the country. Xpress Money agents in Tanzania include Unimoni, Public Bank of Zanzibar, and Diamond Trust Bank.
The transfer speed of both of the available receiving methods is a few minutes. As for the fees, you can estimate the fees and conversion rate by heading on to the firm’s website or on the app. The screenshot below shows the applicable transfer fees, current exchange rate, and the amount the recipient will get if you sent OMR1,000 to a mobile wallet.
Skrill is yet another convenient way to send money from Oman to Tanzania. In fact, it is one of the cheapest options. To register and send funds via this option, visit its website or download the app on App Store or Google Play. You can also use any of the two platforms to join the firm’s Knect loyalty program and earn rewards.
When sending to a bank account in Tanzania, you will not pay any Skrill fees. Besides, there are no fees on the part of the recipient. You can also send the funds to the individual’s mobile wallet or email address. However, it is important to note that a Skrill-to-Skrill transaction will attract certain charges.
You can pay for the money transfer via your debit or credit card. If you are sending to a mobile wallet or email address, the funds will arrive instantly. However, for the bank account alternative, the recipient will get the amount within 2 days.
MoneyGram is one of the convenient ways to send money from Oman to Tanzania. One of the ways to conduct the transaction is by visiting a MoneyGram agent in Oman. You will be asked for your government-issued ID, the amount to be sent and the applicable fees, and the recipient’s details. Alternatively, you can register and send the funds via the MoneyGram app or on its website. The app is available on App Store or Google Play. The available payment methods are a bank transfer, debit card, or credit card.
You can choose for the recipient in Tanzania to access the funds via their bank account or at one of the numerous cash pickup locations in the country. The transfer speed for the bank account receiving method is 1 working day while that of the cash pickup location is a few minutes.
During the transfer process, you will get to see the applicable fees and conversion rate. The screenshot below includes the details of a typical transaction if you were to send OMR1,000 to a cash pickup location in Tanzania. For reduced transaction costs, sign up for the Plus Rewards program on the firm’s website. Once you are a member of this loyalty program, you will enjoy 20% off the charges of your 2nd money transfer. You will also get a 40% discount on charges after every 5th transaction.
Another one of the best ways to send money to Tanzania from Oman is through Western Union. You can choose one of three approaches to send the funds; via one of the WU agents in Oman, online, or using the Western Union app that is downloadable on Google Play or App Store. If you choose the agent option, ensure that you carry along the recipient’s details, cash that is enough to cater for the fees and the amount you intend to send, and your government-issued ID.
Sending via the app or online have relatively similar steps. You will need to sign up before starting the transfer process. You can pay for the transaction via a bank transfer. On the other end, the recipient in Tanzania can access the funds via his/her mobile wallet, bank account, or at one of the cash pickup locations in the country. If you choose for the receiver to access the money at a cash pickup location or through his/her mobile wallet, it will take 1-2 days for the amount to arrive. As for the bank account receiving method, it takes between 2 and 5 days to reach the recipient in Tanzania.
Western Union’s exchange rates are subject to change and the applicable fees depend on the amount to be sent and the selected receiving method. You get to see the charges during the transfer process. The screenshot below shows the charges and amount to be received if you sent OMR1,000 to be received in the recipient’s mobile wallet. For discounts, click on ‘My WU’ on the app or website and sign up for the loyalty program.
There are various convenient and affordable ways that one can use to send money to Tanzania from Oman. However, before deciding on the means to use, ensure that you compare the fees, conversion rates, and transfer speed of different options. It is also important to consider the convenience of the platform to you and the recipient.