If a U.S. citizen's money has been lost or stolen in Pakistan, the Embassy can help receive funds from friends or relatives in the U.S. If you need help in transferring funds to an American citizen in Pakistan, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad at (+92) (51) 208-0000. From the United States, call the Department of State at 1-888-407-4747. You may also email us at ACSIslamabad@state.gov.
ATMs and Western Union
The most efficient way to get money to a U.S. citizen in Pakistan is to deposit money in that person's U.S. bank account, and have the person withdraw the money in Pakistan using an ATM card.
If that option is not possible, we suggest wiring money through Western Union by following the instructions on their website. You may also contact them in by phone at 1-800-425-1851 in the United States, or by finding a local agent in Pakistan by clicking here.
If neither the ATM nor Western Union option is possible, you can do a funds transfer through a bank. Please be advised that this service can take up to 14 days for the cash to become available in Pakistan.
Many American banks are affiliated with Pakistani banks and will readily transfer funds. Please ask your American bank for information. American banks with branches in Pakistan include Citibank.
Citibank advises that funds transfers can take up to 14 days.
You can find more information on financial emergencies overseas here.