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Count on Western Union when you need to send money fast. Your Receiver can pick up the money at any participating Agent location worldwide. Your money is generally availabile for pickup within minutes.*



* Funds generally available in minutes subject to terms and conditions of service, including Agent location hours and differences in time zones.

 

Restrictions and Special Notes


Sending from South Africa:

  • Customers may be required to provide a proof of the source of funds (for example, payslip).
  • Payments for commerical services (goods & services) are not permitted using the Western Union Money Transfer Service.
  • Maximum principal send amount is ZAR 30,000.
  • Maximum principal send amount is USD 8,000 per person, per day.
  • Maximum principal send amount is USD 45,000 per month based on the exchange rate described above.
  • Maximum principal send amount is USD 62,000 per annum based on exchange rate described above.
  • Sender must be at least 18 years old.
  • Western Union Money Transfers are only available at select ABSA Bank Branches. Contact 0860 151 151 for nearest branch.
  • For all non ABSA Bank customers, the agent will be required to open a new profile for the customer, whether the customer is a South Africa citizen, permanent resident or temporary resident.
  • Proper identification is required to send a transaction.
  • Pay without ID may not be used as an option to send money from or receive money in South Africa.
  • Senders must provide a valid ID card as well as one or more of the following documents (no more than 3 months old):

      -Utility bill

      -Bank Statement from another Bank

      -Recent lease or rental agreement

      -Municipal rates and taxes invoice

      -Telkom or cellular phone account

      -Official SARS document

      -Valid television license

      -Mortgage statement from another financial institution

      -Long/short term insurance policy documents

      -Motor vehicle registration documents

      -Municipal council or letter Tribal Authority Letter

      -Body Corporate/governing body letter or statement

      -Official university/technikon registration letter

      -Official employer letter for mine employees; or

      -Affidavit from co-habitant, property owner or employer if the above documents are unavailable

      -Retail account statement

      -Section 24 permit is acceptable with confirmation from the South African Home Affairs office

      -Valid Maroon ID Card Section 22 permit is NOT acceptable to Absa Bank.


  • Message service is not available in South Africa.

Receiving in South Africa:

  • Receiver must be at least 18 years old.
  • Western Union Money Transfers are only available at select ABSA Bank Branches. Contact 0860 151 151 for nearest branch.
  • Proper identification is required to receive a transaction.
  • Receiver must provide a valid ID card as well as one or more of the following documents (no more than 3 months old):

      -Utility bill

      -Bank Statement from another Bank

      -Recent lease or rental agreement

      -Municipal rates and taxes invoice

      -Telkom or cellular phone account

      -Official SARS document

      -Valid television license

      -Mortgage statement from another financial institution

      -Long/short term insurance policy documents

      -Motor vehicle registration documents

      -Municipal council or letter Tribal Authority Letter

      -Body Corporate/governing body letter or statement

      -Official university/technikon registration letter

      -Official employer letter for mine employees; or

      -Affidavit from co-habitant, property owner or employer if the above documents are unavailable

      -Retail account statement

      -Section 24 permit is acceptable with confirmation from the South African Home Affairs office

      -Valid Maroon ID Card Section 22 permit is NOT acceptable to Absa Bank



General Restrictions:

  • Message Service is not available in South Africa.
  • Pay Without ID may not be used as an option to send money from or receive money in South Africa.
  • Payments for commercial services (goods & services) are not permitted using the Western Union Money Transfer Service.