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How to Request a Wire to a U.S. Bank

Use these step-by-step instructions to request a wire to a foreign vendor with a U.S. bank account.

Note: These are instructions for requesting a wire to a foreign vendor with a U.S. bank account. If the payee is located in the U.S., please consider enrolling the payee with Disbursements Direct Deposit.

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1. Gather Information

Gather the following information:

  • Payee name
  • Payee address
  • Payee bank account number
  • Bank name
  • Bank address
  • Dollar amount of the wire

2. Determine the American Bank Association (ABA) Routing Number

Locate the ABA routing number associated with the payee's checking or savings account.

Note: The ABA routing number is generally the first nine digits displayed on the bottom left of a check or deposit slip.

3. Complete Form

Complete a Wire Transfer Request using the information gathered in steps 1 and 2.

4. 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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