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Step 4: Check the transfer status

You can check the status of the newly created transfer by retrieving the transfer by its URL.

Request and response (view schema in ‘raw’)

GET https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388
Accept: application/vnd.dwolla.v1.hal+json
Authorization: Bearer 0Sn0W6kzNicvoWhDbQcVSKLRUpGjIdlPSEYyrHqrDDoRnQwE7Q

{
  "_links": {
    "cancel": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388",
      "type": "transfer"
    },
    "source": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/accounts/4bb512e4-ad4d-4f7e-bfd0-a232007f21a1",
      "type": "account"
    },
    "funding-transfer": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/e73f5b8e-e458-e611-80e5-0aa34a9b2388",
      "type": "transfer"
    },
    "self": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388",
      "type": "transfer"
    },
    "source-funding-source": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/funding-sources/5cfcdc41-10f6-4a45-b11d-7ac89893d985",
      "type": "funding-source"
    },
    "destination": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/customers/c7f300c0-f1ef-4151-9bbe-005005aa3747",
      "type": "customer"
    }
  },
  "id": "d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388",
  "status": "pending",
  "amount": {
    "value": "42.00",
    "currency": "usd"
  },
  "created": "2015-09-01T19:08:55.500Z",
  "metadata": {
    "customerId": "8675309",
    "notes": "For work completed on Sept. 1, 2015"
  }
}
transfer_url = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'

# Using DwollaV2 - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-v2-ruby (Recommended)
transfer = account_token.get transfer_url
transfer.status # => "pending"

# Using DwollaSwagger - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-swagger-ruby
transfer = DwollaSwagger::TransfersApi.by_id(transfer_url)
# Access desired information in response object fields
p transfer.status # => pending
var transferUrl = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388';

accountToken
  .get(transferUrl)
  .then(function(res) {
    res.body.status; // => 'pending'
  });
transfer_url = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'

# Using dwollav2 - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-v2-python (Recommended)
fees = account_token.get(transfer_url)
fees.body['stats'] # => 'pending'

# Using dwollaswagger - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-swagger-python
transfers_api = dwollaswagger.TransfersApi(client)
transfer = transfers_api.by_id(transfer_url)
# Access desired information in response object fields
print(transfer.status) # => pending
<?php
$transferUrl = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388';

$transfersApi = new DwollaSwagger\TransfersApi($apiClient);

$transfer = $transfersApi->byId($transferUrl);
print($transfer->status); # => "pending"
?>

That’s it! You’ve successfully transferred money to a recipient. Please continue to the Webhooks guide for information on implementing notifications for your customers about the status of the transfer.


Financial institutions play an important role in the Dwolla network.

Dwolla, Inc. is an agent of Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank and all funds associated with your account in the Dwolla network are held in pooled accounts at Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank. These funds are not eligible for individual insurance, including FDIC insurance and may not be eligible for share insurance by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. Dwolla, Inc. is the operator of a software platform that communicates user instructions for funds transfers to Veridian Credit Union and Compass Bank.