Send Money in Person

With agent locations around every corner, sending money anywhere is fast and easy. Western Union has more than 515,000 agent locations worldwide when you want to send a money transfer in person using cash or a debit card. Our friendly, knowledgable agents will help you send your money with ease. Choose from any of our fast, convenient, and safe money transfer options below.

 

 

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  • Money in minutes - When you need money there in minutes.1, 2
  • Next day service - Your money can be picked up in cash or deposited to a reloadable prepaid card the next day at participating agent locations.1, 3
  • To a mobile phone - If your receiver lives in a country where we offer mobile money transfer service, and they have an activated mobile wallet with one of our partner mobile operators, you can send money straight to their mobile phone.1, 4
  • To a bank account - Send money directly to your receiver's bank account.5
  • To an inmate - Send money to an inmate and it will usually be available in their account the same day you send it.1


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                                                                                                                       ^ 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, 2
  3. Give the Agent the completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee).7 Pay with cash or a US bank-issued debit card (at participating locations).8
  4. Save your receipt and share the tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver for pick up.

Next day service                                                                                                                                    ^ to top

  1. Search for a participating Western Union Agent location near you.
  2. Complete the Send Money section of the form and choose Cash Pickup and Next-Day speed.1, 3
  3. Give the agent the completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee).7 Pay with cash or a US bank-issued debit card (at participating locations).8
  4. Save the receipt with your tracking number (MTCN).

To a mobile phone                                                                                                                                 ^ to top

  1. Check available destination countries and mobile providers.
  2. Search for a participating agent location near you.
  3. Complete the Send Money section the form and choose Mobile Wallet Deposit. Include your receiver's mobile phone number.1, 4, 6
  4. Give the agent your completed form with the applicable funds (including transaction fee).7 Pay with cash or a US bank-issued debit card (at participating locations).8
  5. Save your receipt with the tracking number (MTCN).

Send money to a bank account                                                                                                             ^ 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).7 Pay with cash or a US bank-issued debit card (at participating locations).8
  4. Save your receipt with the tracking number (MTCN).
  5. Your money will be deposited into your receiver’s qualifying bank account within three bank business days in the destination country. In some cases, it could be deposited the next day. The three-day count begins the day after you send your transaction.1, 5 Check out destination-specific timing.

To an inmate                                                                                                                                         ^ to top

  1. Search for a participating agent location near you.
  2. Complete the Pay a Bill section of the form.
  3. Give the clerk the completed form with applicable funds (including transaction fee). Pay with cash or a U.S. bank-issued debit card (at participating locations).8
  4. Save your tracking number (MTCN).
  5. Your money will be deposited into the inmate’s account in one to three bank business days.1

 

1 Date available will be displayed on receipt. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).

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

3 Read the restrictions and special notes for the Next Day service.

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

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

6 Standard message and data rates from mobile service providers may apply.

7 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.

8 Payment by PIN-based debit card is only available at participating agent locations.