Getting paid

Receiving payments by Western Union Quick Cash

Western Union Quick Cash is a payment method that allows you to receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service. Payments will be available for pick up at your local Western Union Agent the day after they are sent according to our normal payment schedule. Please note that you must pick up your payment in the same country to which your payment was issued.

This means that you won't have to wait for a check to arrive in the mail. Choosing to receive your payments by Western Union can also cut down on the bank fees and long clearing times associated with depositing checks.

Your Western Union Quick Cash payment will be made in US dollars. However, at most Western Union Agent locations, you may have the option to receive your payment in your local currency. Conversion rates will be calculated according to the rate used by the Western Union Agent on the day you pick up your payment.

Please note that at this time, this payment option is only available to individual publishers. If you signed up for an AdSense 'Business' type account but use your individual payee name, you will need to close your 'Business' account and sign up for an 'Individual' type account in order to be able to sign up for the Western Union Quick Cash payment option.

Please also be aware that at this time AdSense does not charge you a fee if you choose to receive payments by Western Union Quick Cash.


Is WU available in my country?
How do I sign up for payments by Western Union?
Picking up WU payment
Currency and exchange rate
Deadline for WU payment



Is WU available in my country?

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

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Chile
  • China (Mainland)
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Madagascar
  • Malta
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion Island
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (British)
  • Yemen
  • Zambia

Though we may offer Western Union to a wider set of publishers in the future, we do not have a date for when this may become available. We appreciate your patience as we expand this payment option.



How do I sign up for payments by Western Union?

If you would like to receive your earnings by Western Union Quick Cash, please complete the following steps. Please note that at this time, Western Union payments are only available to individual publishers and must be picked up in the same country of issue.

  1. Sign in to your account at www.google.com/adsense.
  2. On the Home tab, visit the Account settings page.
  3. Click 'edit payment method' under the 'Payment settings' header.
  4. Select the Western Union Quick Cash radio button.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Save changes to save your payment type.

Please make sure that the name on your account exactly matches that on the government issued ID card that you will bring to pick up your Western Union Quick Cash payments. If you need to update your payee name in your account, please follow these instructions.

Also, please note that we are unable to guarantee payment for the next payment cycle in this form if your selection was made after the 15th of the month. For example, to ensure payment by Western Union Quick Cash for your March earnings, please complete the steps above before April 15th.



Picking up WU payment

In order to pick up your payment by Western Union Quick Cash, please complete the following steps:

  1. Visit http://www.payment-solutions.com/agent.asp to find a Western Union Agent located in the country where your payments are sent.
  2. Call the Western Union Agent to confirm that they offer the Quick Cash service.
  3. Bring the following information with you:

    - a valid government-issued photo ID (Passport, Driver's license, National ID etc)
    - sender's information: To determine which sender's information you should bring to your WU branch, please check the 'details' link on the payment line of your Payments page.
    • Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. Phone Number: 650-253-4000
    • Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Phone number: +353 1 436 1000
    - amount of your payment, which you can find on your Payment History page
    - your unique MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) which you can find by clicking on the 'details' link next to the Payment Issued line on your Payment History page

In certain countries, you may be required to provide the answer to a test question when picking up your Quick Cash payment. This is an additional step to ensure that your payment is transferred securely. You can find this information by examining your Statement of Earnings, found under the 'details' link of the 'Payment issued' line on your Payments page. The answer to the test question will always be the 10 digit number labeled 'Customer ID' found in the top right corner of your Statement of Earnings.

When you go to the Western Union agent, please let them know that you would like to pick up a Quick Cash payment. Additionally, please remember to pick up your Western Union payment within 60 days of the payment date, or the amount will be credited back to your AdSense account.



Currency and exchange rate

Your Western Union Quick Cash payment will be made in US dollars. However, at most Western Union agents, you may be able to pick up your payment in your local currency. We recommend that you call your local Western Union Agent to confirm which currencies are available. The exchange rate will vary based on the rate used by the Western Union agent on the day you pick up your payment.



Deadline for WU payment

You'll need to pick up your payment within 60 days after it's issued. If you do not pick it up within 60 days, your earnings will be credited back to your account and your payments will be put on hold.

If your Quick Cash payment is held, 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.

Western Union payments are currently only available to a number of countries. Though we may offer WU to other countries in the future, we do not have a date for when this may become available.