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Receiving payments by Western Union Quick Cash

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), some Western Union offices might be closed in your region. Please refer to the Agent Locator which is updated daily and is the most reliable tool to find Western Union offices available for payout in your country of residence. As a response to COVID-19, Western Union has launched a COVID-19 site to provide customers with the latest information regarding their services globally.

However, if you experience any difficulty picking up your payments during this period, we would recommend that you change your form of payment to bank transfer (Electronic Funds Transfer or wire transfer if applicable) to avoid payment disruption in the future.

Western Union Quick Cash is a form of payment that allows you to receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union (WU) money transfer service. Choosing to receive your payments by WU means that you don't have to wait for a check to arrive in the mail, and it can also cut down on the bank fees and long clearing times associated with depositing checks.

  • You must pick up your WU payment within 60 days in the same country to which your payment was issued. Learn more about the deadline for picking up WU payments.
  • Your WU payment will be made in either U.S. dollars or euros depending on your payment currency. However, at most WU agents you'll have the option to pick up your payment in your local currency. Learn more about the currency, exchange rate, and payment limit for WU payments
  • AdSense does not charge you a fee to receive WU payments.

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Countries where WU is available

Payment by Western Union Quick Cash is currently available in the following countries and areas:

Country Payment currency Single payment limit Can payments over the limit be split?
Algeria EUR 3000 EUR Yes
Argentina USD 7500 USD Yes
Bahrain EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Barbados USD 10000 USD Yes
Benin EUR 2000 EUR Yes
Bolivia USD 10000 USD Yes
Bulgaria EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Burkina Faso EUR 2800 EUR Yes
Cambodia USD 10000 USD Yes
Cameroon EUR 2800 EUR Yes
China (Mainland) USD 10000 USD Yes
Colombia USD 6500 USD Yes
Costa Rica USD 10000 USD Yes
Côte d'Ivoire EUR 6000 EUR Yes
Croatia EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Dominican Republic USD 10000 USD Yes
Ecuador USD 6000 USD Yes
Egypt USD 5000 USD Yes
Ethiopia EUR 2500 EUR Yes
Gambia EUR 3500 EUR Yes
Georgia EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Ghana EUR / USD 5000 EUR / 2000 USD EUR only
Guadeloupe USD 7000 USD Yes
Guatemala USD 10000 USD Yes
Iceland EUR 10000 EUR Yes
Jamaica USD 8000 USD Yes
Kenya EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Kuwait EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Laos USD 10000 USD Yes
Latvia EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Libya EUR 700 EUR Yes
Lithuania EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Madagascar EUR 3300 EUR Yes
Malaysia USD 2700 USD No
Malta EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Mauritius EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Moldova EUR / USD 7000 EUR / 2000 USD EUR only
Mozambique EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Nepal USD 10000 USD Yes
Nicaragua USD 10000 USD Yes
Oman EUR/USD 7000 EUR / 7500 USD Yes
Pakistan USD 5000 USD No
Palestine EUR/USD 7000 EUR / 2000 USD EUR only
Panama USD 10000 USD Yes
Paraguay USD 10000 USD Yes
Philippines USD 5000 USD No
Puerto Rico USD 10000 USD Yes
Qatar EUR/USD 7000 EUR / 2000 USD EUR only
Réunion Island EUR 7600 EUR Yes
Romania EUR 3500 EUR Yes
Saudi Arabia USD 2500 USD Yes
Senegal EUR 400 EUR Yes
Seychelles EUR 7000 EUR Yes
Slovenia EUR 4500 EUR Yes
Taiwan USD 5000 USD No
Tanzania EUR/USD 7000 EUR / 2000 USD EUR only
Thailand USD 5000 USD No
Uganda EUR/USD 7000 EUR / 2000 USD EUR only
Vietnam USD 4000 USD No
Virgin Islands (British) USD 7500 USD Yes
Yemen EUR 1500 EUR Yes
Zambia EUR 600 EUR Yes
Note: We might offer WU to other countries in the future.

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Deadline for picking up WU payments

You must pick up your WU payment within 60 days in the same country to which your payment was issued. (Payments will be available for pickup at your local WU agent the day after they're issued.) If you don't pick up your payment within 60 days, your earnings will be credited back to your account and your payments will be put on hold.

If your payment is held: visit the "Payments" page in your AdSense account, read the red alert on the page and follow the instructions provided to re-enable payments to your account.

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How to sign up for payments by WU

To receive your payments via Western Union Quick Cash, complete these steps:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. Click Payments.
  3. Click Manage payment methods.
  4. Click Add payment method.
  5. In the "Add a payment method" section, select the Western Union radio button.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Verify that the delivery name is correct.
  8. Click Save.
Note the delivery name must exactly match the name on the government-issued ID card that you intend to use to pick up your WU payment. If you're setting up WU payments for an organizational account, provide the name of an individual who will represent the company when picking up payments. If you make a mistake, follow these instructions to update the delivery name or address in your account.

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How to pick up your WU payment

To pick up your WU payment, follow these steps:

  1. Visit to find a WU agent located in the country where your payments are sent.
  2. Call the WU agent to confirm that they offer the Western Union Quick Cash service and that they hold your desired payment currency.
  3. Bring the following information with you:
    • A valid government-issued photo ID (Passport, Driver's license, National ID, etc.)
    • Your sender's information (which you'll find on your AdSense payment receipt).

      To view your payment receipt: visit your "Transactions" page and click the Automatic payment link. Examples of sender's information include:

      • Payment amount
      • Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN)
      • Your payment was processed by: Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA.
      • Your payment was processed by: Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
      • Your payment was processed by: Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. 8 Marina View Asia Square 1 #30-01, Singapore 018960.
  • In some countries you might be required to answer a test question to pick up your WU payment. This is an additional step to ensure that your payment is transferred securely.
  • Remember to pick up your WU payment within 60 days of the payment date, or the amount will be credited back to your AdSense account.

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Currency, exchange rate, and payment limit for WU payments

Your WU payment will be made in either U.S. dollars or euros, depending on the currency shown on your "Payment history" page. However, at most WU agent locations you'll have the option to receive your payment either in the currency it was issued or in your local currency (provided the agent has this currency available). We recommend that you call your local WU agent to confirm which currencies are available. The exchange rate will vary based on the rate used by the WU agent on the day you pick up your payment.

Note: Depending on your country, there may be a maximum limit on the amount you can receive in a single payment via WU. If your payment exceeds the limit, then it will be split into multiple payments. If multiple payments are not available in your country, we recommend receiving your payments by wire transfer.

For more information on WU payment limits, see the table above or contact your WU agent.

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Western Union (WU) payments are currently only available to a limited number of countries. We might offer WU to other countries in the future.
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