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Receive money in China

Receive money in China, the way you want.

Find a location

Choose how you want to receive money in China

You can receive money in minutes1 and in the way that is convenient to you:

Cash pickup

Collect your cash in person by visiting any of our 27,000+ agent locations 2.

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Receive Online

If you’re a resident of China, you can receive money online via our bank partner’s online and mobile banking services, after registering your profile with the bank.

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Bank account

Receive money directly in your bank account.

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How do I receive money from China?

Simply choose your preferred method and follow our step-by-step guide:

I have questions about receiving money in China

Which are the acceptable IDs to receive money in China?

You’ll need to present one of the following government-issued ID:


  • China Identification Card
  • Passport (Excludes Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passports)
  • Mainland Travel Permit (For Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan residents only)

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

How much does it cost to receive money?

The receiver pays no agent fees to receive money. All agent fees are paid by the sender.

What is a money transfer control number (MTCN)?

It’s the unique number assigned to your transfer.
You will need this number when you go to pick up your money, and also to track your transfer.

I have questions about receiving money online

Which online services can I use to receive money in China?

You can receive money through the following Western Union partner banks via online or mobile banking:

  • China Everbright Bank (CEB)
  • Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB)
  • Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC)
  • Bank of China (BOC)

I have questions about receiving money at a partner bank location

Which Western Union partner banks can I visit to receive money in person?

You can walk in to our following partner banks to receive money in person:

  • China Everbright Bank (CEB)
  • Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB)
  • Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC)
  • Bank of China (BOC)
  • China Construction Bank (CCB)
  • China Minsheng Bank
  • Yantai Bank
  • Jilin Bank
  • Fujian Haixia Bank
  • Huishang Bank
  • Zhejiang Chouzhou Commercial Bank
  • Zhejiang Tailong Commercial Bank
  • Longjiang Bank
  • Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank
  • Guangxi Beibu Gulf Bank

In China, a bank account may be required by the bank for receiving money in cash.
Please consult the local bank location for more details. Overseas sender can send cash without a bank account.

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1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms & Conditions for details.

2 Network data as of 30 September 2018.

3 Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into the bank account corresponding to the account number you provide. The receiver's account must be a local currency payout account.

4 Qualifying accounts must have an associated UnionPay debit card number beginning with ‘62’. Transfers to certain accounts may only be available during China bank processing hours, which are 7.30am to 9.45pm China Standard Time. Funds sent to a first-time receiver may be delayed until WU receives additional required information from the account holder. Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms and Conditions for details4.