Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ / Send money in person

Send money in person

Who uses Western Union money transfer services?

Anyone who needs to send or receive money quickly uses Western Union money transfer services. Either in Bahrain or around the world.

Who are Western Union agents?

Western Union agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer services to their customers on behalf of Western Union. They may be banks, post offices, supermarkets, grocery stores, check cashiers, mailbox centers, drug stores, travel agencies, depots, airports, train and bus stations, currency exchange offices and other retailers.

How can I find a Western Union agent location in Bahrain?

Finding an agent location in Bahrain is easy. Visit our agent locator tool to find one.

How do I send money from an agent location?

Once you get to our agent location, you will be asked to provide some information like your receiver’s first name, last name, the amount you wish to send, the country you are sending to and a valid government-issued ID. Then just give the agent the total amount including the applicable fees.

What documents can I use to send money in Bahrain?

You’ll need to present a valid Bahrain National ID to send money online. Acceptable IDs are subject to the banking laws and regulations of Bahrain.

How much can I send from a Western Union agent location in Bahrain?

You will be able to send up to 3,650 BHD (Approximately $9,500 USD).

How are money transfers paid out to receivers?

Money transfers will generally be paid in cash or will be transferred directly to the receiver’s bank account if the option is available. Some restrictions may apply. Please contact a Western Union agent location to get more information about restrictions.

How can I know the status of my money transfer?

You can check your transfer status online. All you need is the tracking number (MTCN) printed on the sender’s receipt.

When can I send money at an agent location?

Each Western Union agent location has its own hours of operation. Find a nearby Western Union agent location with our agent locator tool.

Can’t find what you are looking for?

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