How to get verified at Western Union

Follow our seamless identification process to verify your ID and enjoy uninterrupted money transfers at or via our app.

How to verify your identity and send money online

Just get your ID verified in a few easy steps. You’ll only need to do it once!

How to send money at

See your transfer fees2 and exchange rates in advance.
Transfer money in minutes1 for cash pick up.
Send money from any device, 24/7.
Reach your loved ones around the world.

Send money with our app

Check your transfer fees2 and exchange rates.

Transfer money in minutes1 24/7.

Pay the way you want (e.g. bank account, credit3 or debit card).

Track your money transfers easily.

Enjoy easy repeat money transfers.

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Rating as of 7 November, 2023.


1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

2 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Transfer fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Transfer fees and exchange rates subject to change without notice.

3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.