Getting Paid

Receiving payments by cheque

Unfortunately payments by cheque are currently only available in a number of countries. Though we may offer payments by cheque to other countries in the future, we do not have a date for when this may become available.
Where can I cash my cheque?
Delivery options
Local currency cheques
Deadline to cash cheque

Where can I cash my cheque?

Because policies vary between banks, we're not able to determine if a specific bank is able to accept your AdSense cheques. All payment cheques are issued by Citibank. If you receive cheques in US Dollars, please enquire at your bank regarding whether they have a correspondent relationship with Citibank. This relationship is required in order to process our US Dollar cheques. Please note that Google AdSense cheques are for deposit only, and are not able to be cashed.

Additionally, please be aware that different banks often take different amounts of time to clear any cheque. We suggest contacting your bank directly for more information.

Delivery options

Standard Delivery

In the case of Standard Delivery, we anticipate that publishers will receive their cheques approximately 2-4 weeks after the posting date; however, it may take longer depending on the postal service in your location.

Standard delivery payments sent to the countries listed below will be sent by a local courier service. There will be no charge for posting payments in this manner and we anticipate that the payments will arrive within 10-30 days of the cheque date.

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Publishers in China will have standard delivery payments sent by Hong Kong post.

AdSense publishers in India will receive standard delivery cheques mailed via the local courier service Blue Dart for no additional charge. Cheques mailed by Blue Dart should arrive within 10-30 days of the cheque date.

Blue Dart is not able to service all areas throughout India. If you live in a location that they don't service, your cheque will be sent by Registered Post and should reach you within 2-3 weeks of the mailing date.

Tracking numbers will be available for Blue Dart payments. You can check to see if one is available by clicking any Payment link in your Payment History page. Blue Dart tracking numbers will typically be visible by the 10th of any month and can be tracked on

Secured Express Delivery

Secured express delivery allows you to receive your cheque payments sent by a fast, reliable courier service for a fee. Payments typically arrive within 5-10 working days. Depending the specific delivery service in your location, a tracking number may be included with your payment details.

To sign up for secure delivery:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Settings.
  3. In the Payment settings section, click"edit payment method".
  4. Select the Cheque – Secured Express Delivery radio button. You'll also see the fee for your particular location.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Select your desired currency from the drop-down list. You may choose to receive payment in United States dollars or in your local currency if available.
  7. Click Save Changes.

Please be aware that Google is not responsible for any secured express delivery payments which may be returned due to an issue with your address. If you wish to receive payments by secured express delivery, please contact the courier in your location to confirm that they will provide service to your address and that it is in the proper format.


If your AdSense cheques are sent by DHL secured express delivery or by the OCASA or Blue Dart local courier service, tracking numbers for your payments will be available in your account. Just visit your Payments and click any 'Payment' link for details.

Tracking numbers for DHL payments will be available by the 5th of the following month and should be tracked at Tracking numbers for OCASA and Blue Dart payments will be available by the 10th of any month and should be tracked at and

Local currency cheques

Google offers local currency cheques in the following countries and territories:

Country Currency
Andorra Euro
Australia Australian Dollar
Austria Euro
Bahrain Bahraini dinar
Belgium Euro
Canada Canadian Dollar
Cyprus Euro
Denmark Krone
Finland Euro
France Euro
French Guiana Euro
French Southern Territories    Euro
Germany Euro
Greece Euro
Guadeloupe Euro
Hong Kong Hong Kong Dollar
India Rupee
Ireland Euro
Italy Euro
Japan Yen
Kenya Kenyan Shilling
Kuwait Kuwaiti dinar
Luxembourg Euro
Malta Euro
Martinique Euro
Mayotte Euro
Mexico Peso
Monaco Euro
Morocco Dirham
New Zealand New Zealand Dollar
Norway Krone
Philippines Peso
Portugal Euro
Reunion Euro
San Marino Euro
Saudi Arabia Riyal
Singapore Singapore Dollar
Slovenia Euro
South Africa Rand
Spain Euro
St Pierre & Miquelon Euro
Sweden Krona
Switzerland Franc
Thailand Baht
Turkey Lira
United States United States Dollar
United Kingdom British Pound
Vatican Euro

Deadline to cash cheque

If you haven't received your cheque 60 days after it was issued, you can request a reissue.

If you do not deposit your cheque within 12 months after it was issued, your earnings will be credited back to your account and your payments will be put on hold.

After this you'll need to visit your Payments page, click the 'Please contact AdSense Support' link, and let us know why you weren't able to receive the payment. We'll then release the hold, allowing you to receive the next payment.