Obtaining Funds

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Western Union – Transfer Funds Directly to Portugal

There are three ways to send money to family/friends in Portugal through Western Union:

  1. In person: The nearest Western Union agent can be located at www.westernunion.com
  2. By phone: 1-800-325-6000
  3. By internet: www.westernunion.com

To Send a Wire Transfer: The sender will need to know the recipient’s name and the name of the city in Portugal where the recipient is waiting to pick up the funds. The sender may pay with cash, Visa, or MasterCard. All money transfers to Portugal are received in Euros. The sender needs to give the transfer code/number to you.

To Receive a Wire Transfer: Western Union’s money wire transfers can be received in Portugal at Millennium BCP banks or CTT Correios de Portugal post offices. Ten to fifteen minutes after the sender has a confirmation of the money transfer, you may pick it up at the bank or the post office. As the recipient, you must bring your passport as proof of your identity as well as the transfer number from the Western Union in the U.S. in order to receive your funds. All Millennium BCP branches are open Monday – Friday from 8:30-15:00. CTT Correios de Portugal stores (Portuguese post offices) have varying opening hours. The CTT website has an online locator tool that lists contact information and hours of operation for all of their Post Offices.

Listed below are CTT Post Office locations with extended operating hours:

  1. Lisbon – Restauradores: Mundo dos Correios, Praça dos Restauradores, No. 58, 21-323-8971, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  2. Lisbon Airport: Mundo dos Correios, Alameda das Comunidades No. 73A, 21-840-3083, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Faro Airport: Mundo dos Correios, 28-981-9955, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:30 – 6 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 – 6 p.m.
  4. Porto Airport: Mundo dos Correios, 22-940-0011, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m., 2-5 p.m.