How to Provide Your Identification

You can send up to 1.000 EUR within a 12-month period before we ask you to verify your identity. If you plan to send money regularly using, we will need to verify your identity. Here is how it works:

Step 1: Choose Start verification in your profile overview. You can also choose I want to send money regularly on the review page of your money transfer to start the process.You will receive a letter from us. 

Step 2: Follow the directions in the letter and fill out the confirmation form.

Step 3: Copy or scan both sides of your photo ID. Make sure your picture, signature, birthdate, and expiry date are visible. Passports and national IDs are acceptable.

Step 4: Sign and date the confirmation form. Your signature must match the one on your photo ID.

Step 5: Send all documents to Western Union.

By mail:

Western Union

Schubertring 11

1010 Vienna


By email:

Save your scans as PDFs or JPGs and send an email with the attachments to

Step 6: Log in to your profile to check your status. Verification may take several days. When it is complete, we will email you.

In the meantime, you can send money by visiting a nearby agent location.

*Please send us a COPY of your identification, not the original. Keep the original in a safe place.