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.*
|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|
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.
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.
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.
*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.