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How to Request a Wire to a Foreign Bank

Use these step-by-step instructions to request a wire to a foreign bank.

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1. Gather information.

Gather the following information:

  • Payee name (payee)
  • Payee address/city/country (required)
    • All international wire requests will require full Payee/ Beneficiary address details. Not providing a full address could cause a disruption in the wire payment and/or cause the wire payment to be returned. This requirement is intended to mitigate fraud.
  • Payee bank account number
  • SWIFT code (bank ID number)
    • IBAN or
    • CLABE or
    • Australian BSB code
  • Sort code
  • Bank name
  • Bank address
  • Amount of the wire
  • Currency type

If you are unfamiliar with the various bank codes, read about Bank Code Definitions for Requesting Wires.

2. Complete the form.

  • Complete a Wire Transfer Request using the information gathered in step 1.
  • Include additional documentation as instructed on the form.

The exchange rate will be determined at the time of conversion when the form is processed by Disbursements.

3. Submit the form and supporting documentation to Disbursements.

Send the form and supporting documentation through ASK (login required, Category: Invoices, Bills, and Payments; Sub-Category: Wires and Drafts).

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