Hi, I know this is a pretty basic question. Going to Argentina for the first time (from USA) ...can someone please do a walk through on how to create a Western Union account and send the money to yourself that you can pick up at a local Western Union in Argentina? Would love to have it figured out before leaving in a couple weeks
Go to the Western Union US website and create the account. When you are ready to make a transfer all you have to do is send the money from your bank to yourself, providing WU with all of the details as the sender and the recipient, as well as the amount you want to send.
Why go through the trouble of using a bank account when you can simply use a debit card?
After you make the first transfer, it will be easy to log into your account and make additional (repeat) transfers to yourself with just a few ,as all of your details as the sender and the recipient will be saved. You can repeat any previous transfer by clicking on it in your account history and you can change the amount and the method of payment as desired.
Go to the Western Union US website and create the account. When you are ready to make a transfer all you have to do is send the money from your bank to yourself, providing WU with all of the details as the sender and the recipient, as well as the amount you want to send You will not actually send the money to your Western Union account.
The funds will be withdrawn from your bank and you will be able to pick up the funds in a matter of minutes at any Western Union agency (provided they have sufficient cash on hand at the moment) simply by showing your government issued ID and providing the transfer/tracking number. The name on your ID and the transfer must match exactly!
Before you make a third transfer you will have to complete an on line form with your details as the recipient. It may include a "declaration" that you are not a polical person (or something like that). As soon as you make the first transfer you should see a notice about doing this. I suggest you complete the form ASAP.
PS: Check this thread often to find the latest "promo code" which will eliminate the transfer fee!
There are never any funds in your Western Union account. You can use the WU service to sed funds from your bank account to any person you choose, including yourself. The funds can be sent to an individual's bank account (including the sender's if you are sending money to yourself) or they can be picked up in person at a Western Union agency anywhere in the world that there is one.Thank you! Just a quick clarification point: How do I send the money to myself if it doesn't go to my WU account?
WU does not hold you money. They just buy and sell currencies. You tell them how many pesos you want to buy and they tell you how many pesos per dollar they will give you. you give them the money and you pick up the pesos either in your Arg bank account or in person in Argentina at any number of pickup spots.
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