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How to find a Western Union location

The biggest worldwide transfer service has over 500,000 pickup locations in 200 countries.

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There’s a reason Western Union is a household name — it’s partnered with thousands of agent locations for unmatched accessibility worldwide. But the amount you can send depends on various factors like your location and how you make the transfer.

How do I find a Western Union location near me?

Go to the Western Union website and click Find Locations. Select the country you’re sending from, then enter your ZIP code or city and state. You have the option to filter by specific services, as well. Click Go and a map will autopopulate with nearby Western Union locations.

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Western Union has more than 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories around the globe. Countries with agent locations for cash pickup include:

Afghanistan Dominican Republic Lithuania Saint Bathelemy
Albania East Timor Luxembourg Saint Kitts and Nevis
Algeria Ecuador Macau Saint Lucia
American Samoa Egypt Macedonia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Andorra El Salvador Madagascar Samoa
Angola Equatorial Guinea Malawi Sao Tome and Principe
Anguilla Eritrea Malaysia Saudi Arabia
Antigua and Barbuda Estonia Maldives Senegal
Argentina Ethiopia Mali Serbia
Aruba Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Malta Seychelles
Australia Fiji Marshall Islands Sierra Leone
Austria Finland Martinique Singapore
Azerbaijan France Mauritania Slovakia
Bahrain French Guiana Mauritius Slovenia
Bangladesh French Polynesia Mayotte Solomon Islands
Barbados Gabon Mexico Somalia (Somaliland)
Belarus Gambia Micronesia South Africa
Belgium Georgia Moldova Spain
Belize Germany Monaco Sri Lanka
Benin Ghana Mongolia St. Maarten
Bermuda Gibraltar Montenegro St. Martin
Bhutan Greece Montserrat Suriname
Bolivia Grenada Morocco Sweden
Bosnia and Herzegovina Guadeloupe Mozambique Switzerland
Botswana Guam Myanmar Taiwan
Brazil Guatemala Namibia Tajikistan
British Virgin Islands Guinea Nauru Tanzania
Brunei Darussalam Guinea-Bissau Nepal Thailand
Bulgaria Guyana Netherlands Togo
Burkina Faso Haiti New Zealand Tonga
Burundi Honduras New Caledonia Trinidad and Tobago
Cambodia Hong Kong Nicaragua Tunisia
Cameroon Hungary Niger Turkey
Canada Iceland Nigeria Turkmenistan
Cape Verde India Niue Turks and Caicos Islands
Central African Republic Indonesia Northern Mariana Islands Tuvalu
Chad Iraq Norway Uganda
Chile Ireland Oman Ukraine
China Israel Pakistan United Arab Emirates
Colombia Italy Palau United Kingdom
Comoros Ivory Coast Panama United States
Congo,Democratic Republic Jamaica Paraguay Uruguay
Congo-Brazzalville Japan Papua New Guinea Uzbekistan
Cook Islands Jordan Peru Vanuatu
Costa Rica Kazakhstan Philippines Venezuela
Croatia Kenya Poland Vietnam
Cuba Kiribati Portugal Virgin Islands (US)
Curacao Korea Puerto Rico Zambia
Cyprus Kosovo Reunion Island Zimbabwe
Cyprus ( Northern ) Kuwait Qatar Kryghyz-Republic
Czech Republic Latvia Romania Laos
Denmark Lesotho Russia Lebanon
Djibouti Liechtenstein Rwanda Liberia
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What does a Western Union location offer?

At most Western Union locations you can:

  • Send or receive money transfers.
  • Make a mobile money transfer.
  • Pay for transfers started on the app.
  • Transfer money to a bank account.
  • Buy and reload a prepaid card.
  • Purchase a money order.
  • Pay bills, like utility bills.

Exact services vary by location. To verify, use the Find Locations tool. Then, click Hours & Info in the bottom left corner to see a list of services offered there.

Western Union partners with businesses such as drugstores, banks and small grocery stores, so finding a location may be as simple as stopping by your bank.

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How do I send money from a Western Union location?

After you’ve located an agent location nearby, collect a send money form from the agent on duty. To fill this out, you’ll need:

  • Your name and contact info
  • Your government-issued photo ID
  • Recipient’s name and contact info
  • Amount of money you’re sending
  • Destination location

Select Cash Pickup for payout method and Money in Minutes for service.

Bring the completed form to the agent along with the transfer amount plus any applicable fees, in cash. Save your receipt so you can share the money transfer control number (MTCN) with your recipient. They’ll need this to pick up the transfer.

Sending money online for in-store pickup

To send money online, go to Western Union’s website and click Send money now. Select your receiver’s country, and indicate how much you want to send. Select Cash pickup for receiving method, then choose Pay online. For payment method, you can choose between:

  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Bank account

At this point, Western Union will ask you to log in or create an account. Enter the receiver’s information and the details of your payment method to complete the transaction.

You can also send money through the Western Union app. But there’s a $500 max and a $5 fee.

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How can I pick up money from a Western Union location?

First, find a Western Union agent location that’s convenient for you. Check the store’s hours and bring the following:

  • Tracking number (MTCN).This can be found on the sender’s transaction receipt.
  • IdentificationGovernment-issued ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Once there, head to the service counter. The agent on duty will help you complete the transaction.

Does Western Union have any 24-hour locations?

Yes. For in-person 24/7 pickup, choose an agent location that’s open around the clock.

Since Western Union offers money transfers online and through its app, you can always send or receive money 24/7 electronically.

Alternatives to sending cash

Sending money electronically via a bank-to-bank transfer is another option, but using a bank account can take three to six business days to process, since Western Union has to verify your account. Still, it’s usually cheaper than paying with a credit or debit card, especially within the US.

You can also send:

  • Mobile money.Transfer money directly to a mobile phone. The recipient must have a mobile money account, which is only available in select countries.
  • A prepaid card.Use a Western Union Netspend Prepaid Mastercard to send or receive money. You can use it like a debit card.
  • To an inmate.You’ll need the name of the correctional facility, as well as the inmate’s number.

Bottom line

Western Union’s 500,000 global pick up locations and unlimited in-person transfer amount makes it convenient for sending money abroad. But if you want to make a same-day bank account transfer or are looking for more competitive transfer rates, you may need to find a different transfer service.

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