To learn about your transfer status, just go to Track a transfer and enter your 10-digit tracking number (MTCN).
Don’t have your MTCN? You can still know your transfer status in these easy steps:
In progress: Your transfer has been processed and your money is on its way.
Available: Your transfer is ready for pickup. Your receiver needs to visit an agent location with their government-issued ID and tracking number (MTCN).
Received: The money has been picked up by your receiver at an agent location.
Paid: The transfer is complete, and the money has been credited to your receiver’s mobile wallet or bank account.
Delivered: The transfer is complete, and the money has been credited to your receiver’s bank account.
On hold: It’s taking us longer than usual because we are verifying a few things.
Cancelled: Reasons can be self-cancellation or a cancellation from our end. Money is usually refunded with 5-7 business days.
Refunded: Your money has been refunded in your original form of payment.
Your transfer status is typically updated within 2 hours.
If you have any questions about your transfer status, send us a query.
A Money transfer control number (MTCN) is a unique 10-digit tracking number assigned to your transfer. The MTCN or the tracking number can be used to track your transfer in just a few minutes.
You can find the MTCN on your transfer receipt. You can also find it in your transfer History page.
Please do not share your MTCN with anyone except your receiver or a Western Union representative.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused. Your transfer may have been cancelled because of one of the following:
1 To make a transfer to a business account, you’ll need to add your merchant details on the receiver’s page.
Once your transfer is cancelled, you can always start a new one.
Please note: In case you were charged for a transfer, we’ll refund you the money within 5-7 business days.
While we try our best to make every transfer seamless, sometimes it might be put on hold or can get delayed. It could be because of the following:
For a better transfer experience going forward, please provide the following accurately:
Sometimes it takes us longer than usual to process your transfer because we need to double-check a few details.
If necessary, we’ll reach out to you. Otherwise, no further action is needed. We’ll notify you when your transfer status has changed.
In case your transfer status shows In Progress for more than 48 hours, please contact us.
Your receiver can pick up the money at any of our agent locations. They’ll simply need to show the following:
Generally, you can choose how your receiver will get the money. These are some of the common receive methods:
Please note: The receive method may vary, depending on your receiving country and the send method selected by you.
Your transfer is complete when your receiver picks up the money from an agent location or when the transfer amount is credited to your receiver’s bank account, credit or debit card, or mobile wallet.
For quick resends, access to your transfer history, and other benefits, we suggest you sign up with westernunion.com or download our app if you haven’t done so already.
Refunds are done in the original form of payment and within 5-7 business days from the date they are processed. You’ll be notified when your refund is credited to your bank account, credit or debit card, or when it is ready for pickup.
Please note: To pick up your refund, you’ll need to visit one of our agent locations with your government-issued ID and tracking number (MTCN).
To send more than 1000 EUR from France, you will need to verify your identity online. Once verified, you can send up to 5000 EUR every 3 days.
You can pick up your money transfer at any nearby agent location with one of the following:
1 You can use it to send up to 500 EUR.
It may take a few minutes1 or up to 2 business days for your transfer to be ready for pick up at an agent location, or credited to your receiver’s wallet, bank account or credit or debit card.
1 The duration may depend on the receiving country, the service you chose, and the transfer amount.
We need to double-check a few details before we send your transfer. This is a standard process, and sometimes takes longer than usual.
If necessary, we’ll reach out to you. Otherwise, no further action is needed.
For online transfers, we’ll notify you when your transfer status has changed. For transfers at agent locations, you’ll need to check your transfer status after some time for any updates.
In case your transfer status shows In Progress for more than 48 hours, contact us.
Sometimes we might need additional information to verify your Western Union profile or transfer details. When needed, we may reach out to you via a phone call, SMS, or email.
You can send us any of the following documents:
If you need to get in touch with Western Union, don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Care
1 You can use it to send up to 500 EUR.
2 The duration may depend on the receiving country, the service you chose, and the transfer amount.