Sending money internationally
Find out what to bring with you when you send and receive money internationally at your local PostShop.
- Sending a cash gift to loved ones overseas
- Helping support family or friends living in another country
- If you run out of money while travelling
- If your wallet, cash or bank cards have been stolen and you need money urgently
- Helping pay student fees.
What to bring with you to your local PostShop:
New government legislation means that soon you’ll need to bring in ID every time you send money overseas with Western Union. The first time you come in after [date], you’ll need any combination of ID from the three options below. After that, just bring in the same photo ID every time you want to transfer money to family and friends using Western Union at New Zealand Post.
A New Zealand Passport or New Zealand Firearms Licence
Any of the following proof of address:
- Rates notice
- Utility notice
- Bank statement - Insurance Certificate
- New Zealand Government issued letter
A New Zealand Drivers Licence
Proof of address as above and one of the following:
-New Zealand Birth Certificate
-New Zealand Citizenship Certificate
-Super Gold Card
-Health entitlement card
A foreign passport
Proof of address as above, or:
- Travel itinerary
- Student letter
-Hotel/hostel booking confirmation
-Foreign drivers licence or photo ID
When you're in store you'll need to complete a send and receive money form and you will be issued with a Money Transfer Control Number(MTCN). You need to let the receiver know what this number is as well as the amount transferred and where you've sent it from.
When receiving money you have been sent from overseas:
- Complete a send or receive money form at your local PostShop
- Photo ID
- Remember the amount of money, where it was sent from and the MTCN.