If you support loved ones by sending money to an eSewa account in Nepal, you’re like many of your fellow Nepalis abroad. 

Nepali workers overseas send billions of dollars home each year. Remittances like yours have made Nepal the 19th largest receiver of remittances in the entire world. However, steep wire transfer fees and lopsided exchange rates can make sending money to Nepal expensive. This is especially true with a traditional remittance service.

Fortunately, an eSewa money transfer is easy when you use Remitly. You’ll avoid the hassle and expense of traditional bank transfers and your money is likely to arrive sooner.

eSewa is a digital wallet that allows you to make secure, instant payments to merchants, to Nepalese utility companies like NEA or Khanepani, to top up your mobile, and more. When you send money home to an eSewa wallet with Remitly, your loved ones can quickly take care of essential needs, right from their phone.

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Top 4 Advantages of Sending to eSewa

  • With over 8000 partner agent locations, eSewa is within reach of your family and friends in Nepal from Kathmandu to Dharan.
  • You get NRS 55 cash back when you send to an eSewa wallet—every time.
  • You can send directly to any bank account in Nepal.
  • You can withdraw an eSewa balance to a bank account via transfer anytime.

Sending Money to eSewa in 5 Easy Steps

Trying to send funds to family and friends in Nepal? Follow these simple steps to send money safely to an eSewa wallet or cash pickup location.

  1. For first-time users, download the Remitly app and create an account. Then select Nepal as your destination country.
  2. Enter the amount you wish to send.
  3. Select your delivery speed, then choose Mobile Money, Bank Deposit, or Cash Pickup as your delivery method and eSewa as your location.
  4. Enter your recipient’s mobile number and full name. If sending to an eSewa wallet, be sure they have an account already.
  5. Enter your payment details.

And that’s it! Give your details a quick review and press send. Rest easy knowing that your money is on its way across borders.

Your recipient can track the transfer on their end, too. Remitly offers peace of mind for everyone involved.

To learn about using eSewa, read their FAQ here. At the link you can see their partner banks and exactly how the payment services work. 

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Why Should I Use Remitly to Send Money to eSewa?

With Remitly, it’s super-easy to send money any time, any place using your phone or computer. We offer excellent exchange rates for Nepali rupees and low transfer fees. 

Plus, if you need to cancel your transfer for any reason, you will get your money back.

How Quickly Will My Money Arrive?

Using Remitly, sending money to eSewa is quick and efficient. Senders that pay with a debit or credit card can transfer money immediately. 

If you’re not in a hurry, transfers via bank account take three to five days.

How Much Money Can I Send to eSewa with Remitly?

Remitly is dedicated to helping all of its customers send money safely, no matter the quantity they send. At the same time, we prioritize safety and international regulations to protect your information and your assets.

To that end, Remitly has sending limits based on the information provided by a customer. 

Customers that provide the minimum information necessary can send as much as:

  • $2,999 within 24 hours
  • $10,000 within 30 days
  • $18,000 within 180 days

Is It Safe to Send to eSewa with Remitly?

In a word: yes. There’s a reason that we have millions of users around the world who trust Remitly.

Remitly uses two-factor verification and personal data encryption to ensure safe logins and secure transactions. You can also turn on SMS/text notifications to keep an eye on your transfer. If anything goes wrong while sending funds, you’ll get your money back.

Read more about how Remitly keeps you safe in our guide here.

Why Nepalis Love eSewa

eSewa is Nepal’s first online payment provider and digital wallet. Similar to Apple Pay or Google Pay in the United States, the eSewa app allows users to store money on their mobile phones securely and use it to pay bills, send and receive funds, and more.

Users like eSewa because it’s so convenient. Like other mobile money providers, it turns your mobile phone into a digital wallet.

In a country like Nepal, where less than 20 percent of the population has a formal bank account, an e-wallet like eSewa is a lifesaver. Mobile banking enables low-income Nepalis to enter the world of digital payments, while making it easy for Nepalis around the world to send money home to loved ones. 

While eSewa doesn’t allow money transfers outside of Nepal, by using Remitly, you can easily transfer money from outside the country into an eSewa mobile wallet.

About Remitly

Now more than ever, you want to support your family back home. Remitly and eSewa are here to help. Remitly is a safe, affordable remittance company that operates in the United States, Canada, Australia, and many other countries around the world.

With the Remitly mobile app, you can send funds to eSewa from outside of Nepal and track your transfer every step of the way. 

To get started with eSewa, read about getting started on their website FAQ, or download their iOs or Android mobile application.

Find out more about Remitly at their website or download the Remitly app today.

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