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Any time after sending, you can check your transfer status online. All you need is your name and the tracking number (MTCN) printed on your receipt.
You can check your transfer status online. All you need is the sender's name and the tracking number (MTCN) printed on the sender's receipt.
You can pick up your money at any agent location. You'll need to complete a "To Receive Money" form and include the following information:
- Receiver Name
- Receiver City and Country
- Expected amount
- Sender Name
- Sender City and Country
Acceptable ID documents (Passport, Country Issued Identification, Driving License with Photo) also are required. Some restrictions may apply.
When you send money internationally, your receiver will generally be paid in local currency. The exact amount will be calculated based on the exchange rate applicable at the time of shipment. However, for transfers to certain countries, the exact amount will be calculated based on the exchange rate applicable at the time of receipt.
Here are a few ways you can send money online using Western Union:
- Money in minutes:
If your money is needed within minutes, you can send online using your credit or debit card. Receivers can pick up cash at Western Union locations worldwide, depending on the hours of operation at that location.
After online registration you can send up to 1.000 EUR within a 12-month period before we need to verify your identity.
After verification, your send limit will increase to 5.000 EUR per transaction and per 3-day period.
Find a nearby agent location online or look for Western Union in your local telephone directory.