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HOW TO SEND MONEY

How to Send Money to Vietnam
How to Send Money from Vietnam

There are three ways to send money to Vietnam:
Send from a Western Union Agent location
Send online (available in selected countries, please visit our website www.westernunion.com for more information)
Send via phone (available in selected countries, please visit our website www.westernunion.com for more information)
Simple. Just go to your nearest Western Union Agent location, fill in your details and we'll take care of the rest for you. With more than 480,0001 Agent locations across the world, we are probably right around the corner in your neighborhood - in banks, travel agencies, post offices, airports, currency exchange offices, supermarkets, grocery stores, or check cashers, etc.

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STEPS TO SEND MONEY FROM A WESTERN UNION AGENT LOCATION
  1. 1COMPLETE 'TO SEND MONEY' FORM

      Complete the "To Send Money" Form, including:
    • Your and your receiver's first, middle and last name
      (as shown on identification).
    • The city and country to which the money is being sent.
    • The amount you wish to send.
    • Other required information by send country (if any)
    • Any additional services requested (subject to availability).
  2. 2PRESENT PAYMENT AND VALID IDENTIFICATION

    Give the Agent the Form, the amount you want to send plus the transfer fee2, a valid photo identification and other supporting documentation (if required).
  3. 3SIGN AND RECEIVE YOUR RECEIPT

    You will be required to sign a receipt. Printed on the receipt is your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). You can track the status of your money transfer online with your MTCN. Do not disclose your MTCN to anyone other than your receiver.
  4. 4INFORM YOUR RECEIVER

    It's time to contact the intended receiver of your money, and relay the necessary information such as the sender's name, amount sent, MTCN, and the country where the money was sent from to him or her.

    Note: Effective from September 2009, it will be compulsory for receivers to possess the MTCN to receive money in Vietnam
  5. 5CHECK STATUS

    You can track the status of your money transfer online with the MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) or call our hotlines for information.

The Money Transfer Online service is available in selected countries.

Please visit our web site www.westernunion.com and choose the country you are sending money from for further instructions.

Service is available in selected countries, please visit our website www.westernunion.com for more information.

Canada 1800 235 0000
Ireland 1800 395 395
UK 0800 833 833
USA 1800 225 5227

Money sent overseas must be for a legitimate purpose in compliance with the current regulations on remittance of the Central Bank. Those purposes are listed below:

1. For Vietnamese citizens:
Foreign currency can be sent / transferred outside Vietnam by showing valid
supporting documents only for following purposes:
a.  Expenses for education and health care for himself/herself and their relatives;
b.  Business trips, tours and visits to foreign countries;
c.  Payment of fees and charges abroad;
d.  Money support to relative(s) abroad;
e.  Transfer of money to inheritor;
f.  Immigration.
  
2. For non-residents living in Vietnam:

The source of money needs to be verified with either a Customs Declaration Form or Labor contract and other related documents.

There are supporting documents required as well as maximum amount applicable for each purpose. Please refer to Western Union agents' hotlines for further information.

At Western Union, you can send money overseas just in a few minutes3, with no bank account needed. With more than 480,0001 Agent locations across the world, we are probably right around the corner of your relatives.

In Vietnam, selected Western Union locations offer the outbound service. Please find your nearest Western Union location to send money here.

STEPS TO SEND MONEY FROM A WESTERN UNION AGENT LOCATION
  1. 1COMPLETE "TO SEND MONEY" FORM

     

    Complete the "To Send Money" Form, including:

    *The city and country to which the money is being sent.

    *The amount you wish to send.

    *Receiver Info:

    • Your receiver's first, middle and last name (as shown on identification).
    • Address and telephone contact number.

    *Sender Info:

    • Your first, middle and last name (as shown on identification).
    • Date of birth, Nationality
    • Address (should now, however, contain 2 addresses) and Telephone Number:

    For Vietnamese - Permanent resident address and Temporary resident address

    For Foreigners - registered overseas address and their temporary residential address registered in Vietnam

    • Identity Card Number, issued date, expired date and issuer (For Vietnamese only)
    • Passport number, issued date, expired date, issuer and further information of entry visa details (For Foreigner only).
    • Profession and position
    • Transaction history (if known)

    *Purpose of the transaction

    *Any additional services requested (subject to availability).

    Please note: the information requested above shall comply with the provisions of Circular No. 22 by the State Bank issued, effective from 01 January, 2010

  2. PRESENT PAYMENT, VALID IDENTIFICATION4 AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

    Give the Agent the Form, the amount you want to send plus the service fee2, a valid photo identification and other supporting documentation (if required).

  3. 3SIGN AND RECEIVE YOUR RECEIPT

    You will be required to sign a receipt. Printed on the receipt is your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). You can track the status of your money transfer online with your MTCN. Do not disclose your MTCN to anyone other than your receiver.
  4. 4INFORM YOUR RECEIVER

    It's time to contact the intended receiver of your money, and relay the necessary information such as the sender's name, amount sent, MTCN, and the country where the money was sent from to him or her.
  5. 5CHECK STATUS

    You can track the status of your money transfer online with the MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number) or call our hotlines number for more information.


     

    In certain countries, the send money service is not available; customers can only receive money. Network data as of 30 June 2012.

    Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. Subject to applicable taxes, if any.

    Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See Send form for details.

    Acceptable Forms of identification are passport / valid photo identification / other personal identification papers for resident and passport for non-resident.