If the money that you are going to receive is from the United States of America [USA] or Mexico, you should take note of the city as well, for example Cupertino, California or Chihuahua, Mexico.
It is not necessary to write the amount on the form in Philippine Peso. If the remittance value is in US dollars or in other foreign currency, a representative will proactively offer you to convert or encash it to Philippine Peso. USSC’s money conversion is just so-so in my opinion. I think they profit from it as well.
Now, you know the requirements. Next is the procedure.
How to Claim a Remittance Sent via Western Union Abroad in a USSC Branch [First Transaction]
1. Get an International R form [short for Receive] and fill it out. See an example here. I can’t remember if it is green or yellow, but make sure to get two [agent’s and carbon copy]. The latter is yours to keep for reference.
The information to fill out in the form are:
- Money Transfer Control Number [MTCN], for example 8469426350.
- Country of Origin, e.g. United States.
- City & State, e.g. Cupertino, California.
- Remittance Amount, US$170.45
- Receiver’s Information – Your complete name, place and date of birth [MM/DD/YYYY], nationality, mobile number, email address, present and permanent address, occupation or nature of business, employer or business name, ID number, and relationship to sender.
- Sender’s Complete Name [Company or individual]