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Receive money

Receive money
in South Korea

Find agent location

How do I receive money in South Korea?

Pick up your money at any of our 4,300 agent locations1 in South Korea.

Choose a location

Find a Western Union agent location near you with our agent locator.

Provide transfer details

Specify transfer details (sender’s name, country, sent amount, MTCN) and show the agent your government-issued photo ID.

Get money

The money is available right after your details have been confirmed. You’ll also be given a receipt.

I have questions

What documents can I use to pick up money in South Korea?

You need to present any official government issued ID (e.g. Resident ID for South Koreans,Passport for foreigners) as well as your current or permanent address information in South Korea.

Acceptable IDs are subject to the Banking laws and regulations of South Korea.

How much does it cost to receive money?

All fees are paid by the sender. Receiving money is free of charge.

What is a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)?

The Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) is a unique number assigned to your transfer. You will need this number when picking up the money or to track the transfer.

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1 Network data as of 31 March 2018.