Western Union Philippines requirements and Valid ID list

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Western Union Branch in the Philippines

Western Union Philippines has announced that customers need only to present one valid identification to receive money transfers in any of its agent locations across the Philippines.

Please find here a list of valid IDs accepted for WU transactions:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance
  • Police Clearance Certificate (Electronic)
  • Postal ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Government Service and Insurance System (GSIS) e-Card
  • Social Security System (SSS) card
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • OFW ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Alien Certification of Registration
  • Firearm License
  • Employment ID (Government and Private)
  • Student ID (for non-voting/minor age students; not accepted for 18 years and above; during school breaks, FLA’s may accept the old ID and record and the reason for the absence of new one)
  • PhilHealth Insurance Card ng Bayan

With regards to the BIR TIN card, it may only be accepted if the transfer was sent from the Philippines and received in the Philippines. So for example, the money is from abroad say the US the Tax Identification Number card won’t be accepted.

What are the requirements to receive or claim money at an agent location?

You only need to bring a valid government-issued ID (see above) and the tracking number (MTCN).

How many IDs are needed?

You only need one (1) valid ID.

If you have other questions, you may call Western Union Philippines customer hotline at 02 888-1200 (for calls within Metro Manila) or 1-800-1-888-1200 (toll-free nationwide via PLDT Lines), 1-800-9-888-1200 (toll-free nationwide via Globe Lines) or +632 888-1200 (for calls from overseas).

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20 comments on “Western Union Philippines requirements and Valid ID list
  1. Rhodel says:

    Goodmorning! Pwede poba ang barangay I. D. sa pag kuha ng pera sa western union

  2. Kim ann salonga says:

    Pwde po ba gamitin ang philhealth i.d para makuha ang pera?

  3. Jan_moralde says:

    pwede po ba gamitin ang philhealth id para kumoha ng pera?

  4. Adrian24004 says:

    I’ve been using Western Uniom to send money to my family here in the phil for almost ten years now.   Just recently, I had a very bad experience with this company when the refused to release a money sent to me by my friend from Cebu for the simple reason that my ID (passport) has expired.   They called the sender to verify my identity and the sender confirmed I am the right person but still they refused to release the money. I requested to talk to their superior
    and he decided to release the money to me but after a minute he changed his decision.   I pleaded to him That I needed the money badly for my hospitalization because I am a stroke victim and I need to buy my medicines but still they refused to release the money despite showing them my other IDs.   This makes me think that Western Union only wants to make profits and not to serve the people as the claim in their ads.   Your staff are incompetent to handle this kind of situation and does not aware of your company policies.  Your company has no sense of social responsibility, all you are after is to make profit.  You are the most cruelest company I’ve ever known.  You have business because of us your customers so don’t treat us badly.  Your greed and avarice will eventually cause your company fall because sooner or later your customers will know how cruel your company is.

  5. Ernanicawagdan says:

    Kahit anong ID valid na, Basta Cute yun picture .

  6. schonheit says:

    @leo no match found meaning my isang mali n number sa control number m…pkiconfirm sa ngpadala kng anu ang totoong mtcn.ty

  7. leo says:

    anu p yong isang paraan para mclaim yong pera ?
    kz no maych found yong lumalabas sa akin MTCn kapag tinype na sa computer ng Western Union?

  8. apwil says:

    pwede ba cedula???

  9. estudyante says:

    bakit pag s2dent na 18 and above ayaw nila ng s2dent id eh hindi pa naman bumoboto..nkalagay non-voting

  10. azid says:

    Sa isang branch sa lugar namin, hindi tinatanggap ang ID na nakangiti ang picture.

  11. fattyacid says:

    ang ganda nung girl kahit mukha syang ewan.

  12. dyosangligaw says:

    hahahaha Asus!

  13. blow blow says:

    ay sa philippines lang pala…k lang

  14. Asus! says:

    kelangan ba ganun ang kuha ng picture?
    ayaw ko ng magka-ID kung ganyan ang kuha sa taas…

  15. joe the plumber says:

    very good W.U. kasi dati nung sa Pinas ako’t nag claim ng cash, iba iba hanap na ID s kin bawat branch kaya ang gulo.

  16. Hiro says:

    *cricket sound*

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