Incoming International Wire Transfers

The information on this page is for wire transfers originating outside the United States being sent to BFSFCU. If you wish to send or receive money within the U.S., please view this page on domestic wire transfers.


  • Foreign exchange rates are a part of international wire transfers. Foreign currency exchange rates are internal to our processor and are not reflected in currency exchange rate information provided by other sources.
  • Whether money is being sent or received from the U.S., it will need to be converted to or from a foreign currency. A Currency Conversion Charge based on the transaction size will apply. Learn about Incoming Foreign Currencies here. You can avoid the Foreign Currency Conversion Charge by sending U.S. Dollars to your BFSFCU account.
  • There are often associated fees charged by the financial institution and any intermediary banks. Some banks charge fees ranging anywhere between $15-$75 depending on the type of transfer being made. BFSFCU does not charge a fee for incoming wires.


To ensure timely and accurate receipt of your incoming wire transfer, please provide the sending institution with the following information.

Wire funds to:

Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union

1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Washington, DC, USA

ABA (Routing and Transit) Number: 2540-7417-0

SWIFT Code: SFRUUS33 (For USD transfers only)

For credit to:

Recipient's name

Recipient's Credit Union account number

In some cases, the originating bank may not accept an ABA or SWIFT code and/or will require an IBAN. In those cases, please use the instructions provided below for the currency you wish to wire.


You can avoid the Foreign Currency Conversion Charge by sending U.S. Dollars to your BFSFCU account.

Incoming Wire Instructions

For incoming wires in foreign currency, please select a currency to view instructions for incoming wire transfers (instructions in Adobe PDF format):



eWires are the most convenient, most secure, and fastest method to initiate a wire transfer. Set up new wires or manage beneficiary information securely from within Digital Banking. To activate eWires, please contact the Credit Union at 202-212-6400 or toll-free at 1-800-9-BFSFCU. You may also visit one of our branches where a BFSFCU representative will be able to assist you during normal business hours.