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Receive money
in El Salvador

Find a location

How do I receive money in El Salvador?

Pick up your money at any of our 572 agent locations1 in El Salvador.






Choose a location

Find a Western Union agent location near you with our agent locator.


Provide transfer details

Specify transfer details (sender’s name, country, sent amount, MTCN) and show the agent your government-issued photo ID.


Get money

The money is available right after your details have been confirmed. You’ll also be given a receipt.

I have questions


What documents can I use to pick up money in El Salvador?


If you need to pick up money at Western Union agent location, please present a valid passport, government-issued national ID, refugee ID or diplomatic ID. Acceptable IDs are subject to the banking laws and regulations of El Salvador.


How much does it cost to receive money?


All fees are paid by the sender. Receiving money is free of charge.


What is a money transfer control number (MTCN)?


The money transfer control number (MTCN) is a unique number assigned to your transfer. Your receiver will need this number when they pick up their money, and it can also be used to track your transfer.


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Visit our FAQ section or contact us through our customer helpline.

1 Network data as of 30 June 2018.