Anyone who needs to send or receive money quickly uses Western Union. These include people supporting friends or relatives abroad, travellers and business people who need to make fast, international remittances.
Western Union agent locations are independent businesses that provide money transfer services to their customers on behalf of Western Union.
Western Union agent locations offer the ability to send money worldwide using cash.
You'll need to follow your agent's instructions and pay the agent the amount you want to send, plus fees, in cash. You can also use the service "Pay in Store" from your Western Union mobile app to set up your money transfer and complete the payment at your nearest location.
To pick up the money, the receiver can go to any Western Union agent location. He will need to follow the agent's instructions and provide the tracking number (MTCN) and a valid ID document. The agent then pays the transfer amount to the receiver.
Sending money with Western Union from an agent location doesn't require credit cards, debit cards or bank accounts. But you will need to show a valid ID.
Depending on the country and the agent, where the receiver picks up the money, the acceptable IDs will vary. In general passports and national IDs are acceptable. A driver’s license might not be valid.
In some cases the receiver might also need to verify their current address, for example with a utility bill
You can usually send any amount. However, for certain amounts and transfers, you may be subject to additional security and asked to provide additional information or documentation.
Generally, we will pay cash to your receiver. But, in some cases, payment may be made by cheque or a combination of cash and cheque.
Other restrictions may apply.
Any time after the money has been sent, you can check your transfer status with your agent or by calling us at 0800 900 191. All you need is your name and the tracking number (MTCN) printed on your receipt.
You can check your transfer status with your agent or by calling us at 0800 900 191. All you need is the sender's name, the tracking number (MTCN) printed on the sender's receipt.
You can pick up your money at any agent location. You'll need to provide the following information:
Some restrictions may apply.
Each Western Union agent location determines its own hours of operation. Some have extended hours and some even stay open 24 hours.
Find a nearby agent location online or look for Western Union in your local telephone directory.