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 Status Certification

You will need to submit either an IRS Form W-9 or W-8BEN based on your tax residency (U.S. or Foreign).

  • If you are a U.S. citizen or other U.S. person (including a resident alien individual); an individual who claims the U.S. as their resident tax country, please complete IRS form W-9.
  • If you are a Foreign person, not a U.S. citizen or other U.S. person (including a resident alien individual); an individual who claims a resident tax country other than the U.S., please complete IRS Form W-8BEN. If applicable, we may request additional information through the W-8BEN Addendum.
  • If you are unsure of your tax status, please consult a Tax Advisor.


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.


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. 


*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.

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