How to Send/Receive Money to A Domiciliary Account in Nigeria

It is easy to fund your domiciliary account if you reside in Nigeria or anywhere in the world. In this post, you will be learning how to send/receive money to a domiciliary account in Nigeria.

How to Send/Receive Money to A Domiciliary Account in Nigeria

A domiciliary account let you operate a bank account in any foreign currency of your choice and help you ease the process of sending money home or abroad from wherever you stay.

Quick Overview of Domiciliary Accounts

There are a lot of ways to receive money in Nigeria. Some of the popular ways are Payoneer, PayPal and Skrill.

The most common difficulty encountered by those who use either of the method highlighted above is normally currency exchange issues. Money is converted to a naira equivalent when sent to your local account. Besides, PayPal yet only allows Nigerians to send money and not receive.

Unlike those methods, a domiciliary account will let you receive your money in the original currency. Also, you can get a card for the account to enable you to make online transactions, send money or withdraw cash (in the original currency form) from the account.

A domiciliary account can be used by anyone to collect payment from anywhere in the world. Lots of people who have relatives online, freelancers, bloggers receive their dollars monthly using the account.

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Other similar methods are the Western Union and MoneyGram. But, the recent Google AdSense announcement about dropping the Western Union payment method is good enough a reason to go domiciliary. Here is an interesting resource to tell you more and help you open an account.

If you have already opened an account but would like to learn how to fund the account, kindly proceed with the guidelines below.

How to Send/Receive Money to A Domiciliary Account in Nigeria

How to Fund A Domiciliary Account

If you live in Nigeria, you can fund a domiciliary account by making a cash deposit in the currency or make transfers. People outside the country can send money to the account through Western Union and MoneyGram.

How to Receive Money to A Domiciliary Account

Money can be sent through Western Union, MoneyGram, direct deposit or via transfers. However, before you can receive cash to a domiciliary account, there are some account details you must send across to the money sender.

These include the account number and name (as it appears on the account), bank name, branch address, routing number and swift code. You may consult your bank for the correct routing number and swift code.

The details above will be used to initiate the payment process and you will receive the money to your account once confirmed by your bank. However, you can ask for transaction receipt or its equivalence from the sender to ascertain the money was sent in case of any delay on the part of your bank.

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89 thoughts on “How to Send/Receive Money to A Domiciliary Account in Nigeria”

  1. Hello, money was transferred to my dom account for the first time but I’m yet to receive it and he’s been debited. What could be the reason please

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  2. Hi
    Although transfers through TransferWise to NGN accounts has been banned, is it possible for me to receive payments through TransferWise to my Nigerian USD domiciliary account?

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  4. Hi Goodness,
    Please any ideas on the standard rate / fees for international transfers from banks abroad directly to Euro Dom accounts (GTBank)

    I noticed that credit alert from the GTbank abroad was short by 51.50 euros they claimed it was from the bank aboard.

    Later it was 31.50 euros the next credit alert.

    Implying that it’s not fixed. I got confused
    It the transfer fee fixed or by percentage ?

    Thanks

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    • I hope that you are not been debited for a dollar card if you have one. Since I have been using my domiciliary account, I have never been charged for the transfer fee. Or you might need to check with the bank to know what exactly you are been charged for.

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    • I haven’t tried that before. But I have tried moving funds from the domiciliary account to my regular account upon writing my account manager to allow such.

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  5. Hi there, thanks for your enlightenment , appreciate it, I’m looking for a hassle free means to fund my Dom account, i can i fund it via western union or money gram or even paypal, directly into my dorm account

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    • You can do well to visit a UBA branch yourself. Also, ensure you ask about the monthly maintenance fee. It’s usually very costly.

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    • Let me use my own as an example when I wanted to deposited naira into my dom account ,I went to my bank, and they opened Cash account for me on dom account. Sterling bank to precise.

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    • It depends on the means the person wants to use. Because of the new directive by the Cbn on foreign remittances, there many transfer agencies you can use and recieve your money by providing just your dom account number such as worldremit

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    • You can’t. Your can only transfer from one dollar account to another dollar account, or euro to euro or pound to pound.

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  6. Can I make transfer from my bank’s domiciliary account to another bank”s domiciliary account within Nigeria?

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  7. Someone transferred money to my domiciliary account on the 25th of this month from abroad and said according to the transfer they made that I’m going to receive the cash on the 2nd of June.
    Question 2: what’s the transfer limit to transfer money to my domiciliary account from abroad

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    • Transfers from abroad usually are received not earlier than 48 hours they are sent to a domiciliary account. However, at the moment, there is no transfer limit applicable to domiciliary accounts.

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  8. Please, if I want to fund my domiciliary account here in Nigeria (aside online transfers) where can I get the dollars to deposit with at the bank? Thanks.

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    • What type of card do you have? Usually, you can request a dollar card when you open a domiciliary account. However, the maintenance cost is extremely high for someone receiving few hundreds of the dollar.

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  9. Hi. Please what’s the easiest way to send money to the US without much restrictions in terms of limits, multiple times a month?

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  10. Someone in USA transferred money into my domicillary account on the 7th of this month and up till now have not received it or seen it…what could b d reason for d delay?

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    • Transfers or deposits to a domiciliary account only take 48 hours. I think you should go to your bank and find out what really happened.

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  11. Hi, please enlighten me.
    Can I transfer from my Naira savings account to my Domiciliary account, and can also transfer from my Domiciliary account to my savings account?
    Thanks

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  12. Can I fund my Nigeria domiciliary account with my Ghana bank account
    Through wire transfer or mobile application…. And question 1)

    Question 2:please someone what to send me money from Ghana, can these person go to the bank in cedi (ghana) currency and send money to my domiciliary account here in Nigeria and still maintain the same dollar rate of the ghana bank?

    I really need answers thank you

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    • You can only fund and withdraw from your domiciliary account by direct deposit to the account or by cash transfer to an equivalent account. However, you might be required to get a token to make transfers to/from your account.

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