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Send Money FAQ




Sending money


1. What are Western Union® agent locations?

Agent locations are the places to send or receive money in person. They may be supermarkets, grocery stores, drug stores, travel agencies, and other retailers. In some countries, they may also be banks, travel agencies, post offices, airports, train stations, bus stations, or currency exchange offices.


2. How do I find a Western Union agent location?

You can easily find a nearby agent location by using our online agent locator.


3. How do I send money from an agent location?

Here is what you need to know to send money from an agent location:

  • Visit a Western Union® agent location.
  • Share with the agent your receiver´s full name, address, government-issued ID number, destination country, and the amount you wish to send.
  • Give the agent your original government-issued ID and its photocopy. Tax identification number (CUIL/CUIT/CDI) should be required if you’re an Argentinian citizen.
  • Give the agent the complete amount you want to send plus the service fee

Find out more about sending money from an agent location.


4. How much money can I send from an agent location?

At any of our Western Union stores or participating agent locations, you will be able to send up to 335.000 ARS per money transfer and up to 335.000 ARS total per month.

You can also send a total of 336,000 ARS per year. If you want to send more than 336,000 ARS within a year, you will need to provide additional documents to be able to do so.

If you use Correo Argentino, then the limit per money transfer is 50.000 ARS.

Find out more about sending money from an agent location.


5. Can I send money at any time, any day?

When you can send money in cash will be based on the business hours and working days of the agent location you have selected.

Find a nearby agent location.

You can also start your money transfer from the Western Union® app and pay it with your Mercado Pago balance by visiting: http://www.pagaturemesa.com.


6. How can I find out if the money has been paid?

To know if your money transfer has been paid, just select track transfer on top of any page at westernunion.com then enter your receiver's name and the tracking number (MTCN).


7. Does Western Union offer an escrow service or any kind of buyer protection for online auctions or other transfers?

No. Western Union does not offer escrow or buyer protection. To help protect yourself from fraud, never send money to someone you don’t know. If you think you may have been victim of fraud using Western Union, contact us immediately.

Learn more about fraud awareness.




Receiving money


8. How do I pick up a money transfer?

  • Visit an agent location.
  • Provide the agent with the correct money transfer control number (MTCN), your sender's full name, the country where the money was sent from and expected amount.
  • Give the agent the original Government-issued ID and it’s photocopy, along with the tax identification number (CUIL/CUIT/CDI) if you’re an Argentinian citizen
  • Review and sign the receipt.
  • The agent will give you the money and a copy of the receipt.

Find out more about receiving money at an agent location.


9. How can I find out if a money transfer is ready for pick up?

To know if your money transfer has been paid, just select Track transfer on top of any page then enter your receiver's name and the money transfer control number (MTCN).


10. How does Western Union pay out money transfers?

You can receive your money transfer in cash at an agent location, or you can ask your sender to transfer the money directly to your bank account in Argentina. The sender should enter your bank account details at the moment of sending the money.

If you want the money to be transfer directly to your bank account after it’s been sent, please call 0800-800-3030.