Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ / Receive money

Receive money

How do I receive money transfer in Bahrain?

Currently you’re unable to receive money online in Bahrain. You can pick up your money transfer at any Western Union agent location. You’ll need to provide the following information:

• The sender’s full name.

• The country where the money was sent from.

• The approximate amount that was sent.

• The tracking number (MTCN).

What documents can I use to pick up money in Bahrain?

If you need to pick up money at a Western Union agent location, please present a valid Bahrain National ID [Smart Card/CPR] to the agent.

Acceptable IDs are subject to the banking laws and regulations of Bahrain.

How do I know if my money transfer has been received?

You can track a transfer using our tracker. Type in the sender’s name and the tracking number (MTCN) and you’ll get an update on the latest status of your money transfer.

How does a Western Union agent pay out money transfers?

Money transfers will generally be paid in cash. Some restrictions may apply. For more information, please visit or contact your nearest Western Union agent location.

How much does it cost to receive money?

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

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If you need to get in touch with Western Union, don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Care