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How to

It’s easy to pick up money at your local Money Services – just follow our simple step-by-step guide.

  • Bring your details. Ask the sender for the tracking number (MTCN) and bring it to your nearest Money Services, along with a government-issued ID.

  • Provide the store associate with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) given to you by the sender and your ID.

  • Pick up your money. We typically pay out up to $2,000, and won’t charge you a fee.

Collecting money

You don’t need to visit us if your money has been paid directly into your bank account. Find out more details about this service by visiting our send money to a bank account page.

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Find a Money

Search by state, city or ZIP code to find your local Money Services.

Find a Western Union

When you’re sending money around the world, collection can be made from one of over 500,000 Western Union agent locations. Find the closest international location now with the Western Union agent locator.

How long does a

You can pick up money within a few minutes or a few working days. It depends on the sending method the sender has chosen, so check with them before visiting us to collect your money.

Track your money transfer

When you send cash with Money Services, the track transfer service at Western Union lets you trace where your money is, when it’s arrived and when it’s collected. All you need is the tracking number (MTCN) given to the sender.

What is an

The MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) is unique to your money transfer with Western Union. It is provided by the store associate with the sender’s receipt. It’s needed to track your transfer and for pick up.

Picking up money

If you have trouble getting your MTCN from the sender, or you have lost or forgotten your tracking number, you can still collect money. You should call Western Union Customer Care at 1-800-325-6000.

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