Yes, before making your first online transaction, you will need to verify your profile:
First, fill online registration form and provide the following information: full name, full address in Bahrain, phone number, email address, country and date of birth, ID card details and nationality.
Once you have successfully registered online, you will be asked to visit the nearest NEC agent location and verify your identity in-person or request a visit from a NEC representative at any preferred location.
How do I request a visit from a NEC representative at my preferred location?
When you don’t have a Western Union online profile:
When creating an online profile request a visit by clicking the check box on the online form. Register now
When you have a Western Union online profile:
Log in to your profile and request a visit by clicking the checkbox on your profile overview.
How long it will take to confirm my identity?
After you present your Bahrain National ID [Smart Card / CPR] at the nearest NEC agent location or presented your ID to a
NEC representative at another location of your preference, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you need to send
money before your verification is completed, please visit a
Western Union Agent Location.
How do I provide my identification document?
You can present your valid Bahrain National ID [Smart Card / CPR]. The acceptable identification document is a valid Bahrain National ID.