COVID-19 Response - Update as of November 28, 2020

INTERNATIONAL MAIL DISRUPTION: BFSFCU mails statements, year-end tax forms and other account related information from the United States.
Due to the pandemic, the US Postal Service is unable deliver mail to certain international destinations. Please visit USPS.com for more information.

To ensure you receive timely information about your account, BFSFCU encourages you to enroll in Digital Banking and sign up for eStatements (paperless delivery).

Our IMF HQ2 Branch is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and our Express Branch,
ATM and Lending Center at 1725 I Street are also open to serve you in person from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon - Fri
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***The IFC and MC Branches remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions to our sponsor group facilities until further notice.***

For the latest information about our operations and measures we are takingplease visit our COVID-19 Response page.

Apply for Membership

We appreciate your interest in joining the BFSFCU global
family and we look forward to serving you.

We recommend that you have the following information handy before you start your membership application.* 

Membership Checklist

Valid U.S. Driver's license, non-Driver’s Identification card, or Foreign Passport
U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax Identification Number (TIN), if applicable
Proof of address
Credit or debit card or U.S. checking or savings account to fund your BFSFCU membership share
$5 purchase of a membership share
We recommend an initial deposit of at least $25 to fund your new accounts



Tax Forms

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.

Table data for Determine Which Tax Form You Need
 
IRS Form W-9 IRS Form W-8BEN Alert Me
This form should be completed by members who are U.S. taxpayers. This form should be completed by members who are not U.S. taxpayers and do not have to pay U.S. income taxes.
The form must be completed with a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN). If you do have a U.S. Social Security Number, please include it on the W8 form for reference purposes.
For joint accounts, if one member is a U.S. taxpayer, they will be considered the tax owner of account as required by IRS regulations.
This table is a quick reference only. If you are unsure of your taxable status, we recommend consulting a tax attorney. When completing your tax form, ensure that you enter your name as it appears on your government-issued photo ID.

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Questions about Eligibility


If you have questions about eligibility, or would like more details, please click the button below or call member services 202-212-6400. 

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Apply for Membership in Person

If you prefer to apply for membership in person at one of our branch locations, please  bring a combination of supporting documents to enable BFSFCU to verify your legal name, date of birth, address, and Personal ID Number. All documents must be unexpired. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to schedule an appointment.

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*USA Patriot Act: Important information about opening a new account. To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, U.S. Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, tax identification number, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents. Generally, we require documents submitted in support of an application for membership to be legible and presented in English. Identifying documents presented in a language other than English must be legible and accompanied by a certified English translation obtained by the applicant. The certification from the translator must indicate that the translation is complete, accurate and attest to his/her competence as a translator. We will not be able to accept notarized copies of self-translated documents.