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In Costa Rica

Find a location

How do I receive money in Costa Rica?

Pick up your money at any of our 70 agent locations1 in Costa Rica.

Choose location

Find a Western Union agent location near you with our agent locator.

Provide transfer details

Specify transfer details (sender’s name, country, sent amount, MTCN) and show the agent your government-issued photo ID.

Get money

The money is available right after your details have been confirmed. You’ll also be given a receipt.

I have questions

What documents can I use to pick up money in Costa Rica?

If you need to pick up money at Western Union agent location, please present a valid International passport, government-issued national ID, residence ID, Foreigner’s document. Acceptable IDs are subject to the banking laws and regulations of Costa Rica.

How much does it cost to receive money?

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

What is a money transfer control number (MTCN)?

The money transfer control number (MTCN) is a unique number assigned to your transfer. Your receiver will need this number when they pick up their money, and it can also be used to track your transfer.

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1 Network data as of 30 June 2018.