Membership EligibilityIn order to join BFSFCU, you must meet the membership eligibility criteria* set forth under our federal charter. Eligible persons generally include those who work within the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union, World Bank Children’s Center and Bretton Woods Recreation Center, as well as retirees of those organizations.
Membership also extends to FAMILY members. This includes spouse, children, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, stepparents, stepchildren, stepsiblings, adoptive relationships and household members.
What about aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins? Well, once your family members have joined BFSFCU, they can extend the opportunity of membership to their family members as well.
Certain organizations, comprised of persons who qualify for membership individually, such as ski, bridge, investment or flying clubs, may open organizational accounts with BFSFCU. If you are unsure of your eligibility for membership, please contact us.
Special Note: Members living outside of the U.S. may apply for loans and credit cards. The income used to qualify applicants must come from a U.S. source. Any loan collateral must be located in the U.S.
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Lifetime Membership Policy
Our "once a member, always a member" policy means that when you (or your family members) join the Credit Union, you may remain a member for the rest of your life, as long as a minimum balance of $5 is maintained in your Membership Share.
Apply for Membership
You may apply for membership using our online membership application.
If you prefer to apply for membership in person at one of our branch locations, please note that you will need the following supporting documentation to verify your legal name, date of birth, address, and Personal Identification Number:
Individual U.S. Person:
In addition, you will need the following:
Depending on your taxable status with the U.S. government, you will need to submit either IRS Form W9 or IRS Form W-8BEN. To aid you in determining the appropriate form to use, please reference the table below.
*Membership eligibility criteria are subject to federal guidelines as regulated by the NCUA. BFSFCU reserves the right to determine membership eligibility as required under federal law and may refuse membership to persons who do not meet the eligibility guidelines as set forth under our federal charter. Member names on all Credit Union records must match the member's name as it appears on the government-issued identification that is provided for identity verification.