Send Money in Person

Send money in person

When you'd prefer to handle your money transfer in person, we're nearby to help. We have more than 500,000 agent locations worldwide. Our friendly, knowledgeable agents can make your money transfer happen with ease.

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  • Money in minutes - When you need money there in minutes.1, 4
  • To a bank account - Send money directly to your receiver's bank account.2
  • To a mobile phone - If your receiver lives in a country where we offer this service, you can even send money to their mobile phone—so they can get their money quicker and easier than ever.3 Make sure your receiver has activated a mobile wallet6 with one of our partner mobile operators in their country.

How to Send Money In Person

Sending money in person with Western Union is easy. Choose the service that's best for you and follow the simple steps below to find out how.

 

Money in Minutes service^ Return to top

  1. Search for an Agent location near you.
  2. Complete the Send Money section of the form and choose Cash Pickup and Money in Minutes.1
  3. Give the Agent the completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee) in cash.7
  4. Save your receipt and share the tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver for pickup.

Send money to a bank account^ Return to top

  1. Search for an agent location near you.
  2. Complete the Send Money section of the form, including your receiver's bank and account information. Check what specific information is needed.
  3. Give the agent the completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee) in cash.7
  4. Save your receipt with the tracking number (MTCN).
  5. Your money will be deposited into your receiver's bank account within 1 to 3 bank working days, depending on the destination country. Check out destination-specific timing.

To a mobile phone^ Return to top

  1. Check available destination countries and mobile networks.
  2. Search for a participating agent location near you.
  3. Complete the Send Money section of the form and choose Mobile Wallet Deposit. Include your receiver's mobile phone number.3
  4. Give the agent your completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee).7
  5. Save your receipt with the tracking number (MTCN).

1Read the restrictions and special notes for the Money in Minutes service.

2Read the restrictions and special notes for the To a Bank Account service.

3Read the restrictions and special notes for the Mobile service.

4Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, regulatory issues, identification requirements, differences in time zones or a selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Send Form Terms and Conditions for details.

6Funds will be paid to the receiver’s mobile wallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account overdrawn charges.

7 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.