Learn how to receive money
The steps below outline how easy it is to receive money transfers with MoneyGram. MoneyGram makes receiving money transfers easy and convenient through our network of more than 334,000 agent locations around the world. Plus, with our same day service, you can receive money transfers as soon as 10 minutes**.
Step 1 - Request the reference number. The person sending you money will receive a reference number when the transaction is completed. Ask for the reference number to make it easier and faster to pick up your money.
Step 2 - Visit your nearest MoneyGram location. Take your reference number and one or more forms government issued identification to pick up your money+. Forms of ID include:
- Driver's license
- National identity card
- Government issued ID
Step 3 - Complete the 'receive' form - A receive form is available at your agent location. The form may be required to pick up transferred money. Complete all fields and:
- Include the reference number
- Show your identification
- Once verified, you'll receive your money (usually your local currency).
Want to learn how to send money? Visit the how to send money page.
Helpful hint: Call your agent location before visiting to ask about any specific requirements they may have for picking up your transfer money.
^Requirements vary by country.
+Important: Your name on the transfer record must exactly match your name as it appears on your ID. If they do not match you be delayed or unable to pick up your funds.