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Step 7: Check the status of your transfer

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 pBA9fVDBEyYZCEsLf/wKehyh1RTpzjUj5KzIRfDi0wKTii7DqY

...

{
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/D76265CD-0951-E511-80DA-0AA34A9B2388"
    },
    "source": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/customers/AB443D36-3757-44C1-A1B4-29727FB3111C"
    },
    "destination": {
      "href": "https://api-uat.dwolla.com/customers/C7F300C0-F1EF-4151-9BBE-005005AC3747"
    }
  },
  "id": "D76265CD-0951-E511-80DA-0AA34A9B2388",
  "status": "pending",
  "amount": {
    "value": "225.00",
    "currency": "USD"
  },
  "created": "2015-09-02T00:30:25.580Z"
}
transfer_url = 'https://api-uat.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'

# Using DwollaV2 - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-v2-ruby (Recommended)
# For Access API applications, an app_token can be used for this endpoint. (https://docsv2.dwolla.com/#application-authorization)
transfer = app_token.get transfer_url
transfer.status # => "pending"

# Using DwollaSwagger - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-swagger-ruby
transfer = DwollaSwagger::TransfersApi.by_id(transfer_url)
transfer.status # => "pending"
<?php
$transferUrl = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388';

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

$transfer = $transfersApi->byId($transferUrl);
$transfer->status; # => "pending"
?>
transfer_url = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388'

# Using dwollav2 - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-v2-python (Recommended)
# For Access API applications, an app_token can be used for this endpoint. (https://docsv2.dwolla.com/#application-authorization)
transfer = app_token.get(transfer_url)
transfer.body['status'] # => 'pending'

# Using dwollaswagger - https://github.com/Dwolla/dwolla-swagger-python
transfers_api = dwollaswagger.TransfersApi(client)
transfer = transfers_api.by_id(transfer_url)
transfer.status # => 'pending'
var transferUrl = 'https://api.dwolla.com/transfers/d76265cd-0951-e511-80da-0aa34a9b2388';

// For Access API applications, an appToken can be used for this endpoint. (https://docsv2.dwolla.com/#application-authorization)
appToken
  .get(transferUrl)
  .then(res => res.body.status); // => 'pending'

That’s it! You’ve successfully transferred money from Joe Buyer to Jane Merchant. Please continue to the Webhooks guide for information on implementing notifications for your customers about 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.