• Receiver
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Send money to United States

Fast reliable transfers available online,
via our app or in-store.

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How to send money to United States

Choose the option that suits you most. Send it online, via our app, or from your nearby Western Union agent location.


Transfer money from the comfort of your home in minutes2

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With our app

Transact from anywhere with just a few taps and swipes.

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From a location

Send cash from one of 2,400+ agent locations3 across Portugal

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Choose how to pay

In cash

Credit/Debit Card

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Send money to a bank account in United States

Save your loved ones a trip to a location to pick up the money. Send it straight to their bank account. Simply provide their bank details when sending money.

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Send online at WU.com

Make a transfer whenever you want, from any device in minutes. Conveniently pay with your credit/debit card and send money directly to a bank account for a 2,90€ flat transfer fee.

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3DS must be enabled on your credit/debit card.
Contact your bank for more information.

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Send it from an agent location

Send cash from one of our agent locations. With 2400+ Western Union agent locations across Portugal, you can always find one nearby.

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What does my receiver need to collect their money?

Transfer details

The receiver will need to provide the sender’s full name, along with the country the transfer was sent from and the approximate amount.


A unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) of the transaction that you’ll need to share with your receiver.


An official government-issued identification document.

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

2 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.

3 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2018.