Become a Member

Become a Member

Since 1924 the foreign affairs community has relied on AFSA – the voice of the Foreign Service. By joining AFSA, you will be adding to the collective strength of the only organization dedicated specifically to preserving and enhancing the integrity of the U.S. Foreign Service.

Active Membership


Benefits Include:

  • Legal Services
  • Congressional Advocacy
  • AFSA Awards
  • And much more...

Retired Membership


Benefits Include:

  • Counseling & Advice
  • AFSA Newsletter
  • Retiree Groups
  • And much more...

Associate Membership


Benefits Include:

  • The Foreign Service Journal
  • Speaker Events Access
  • Zipcar Discounts
  • And much more...

AFSA's Principal Missions are to:

  • Enhance the stature of the Foreign Service.
  • Protect the career interest of its members in labor management negotiations.
  • Ensure high professional standards for both career Foreign Service employees and political appointees.
  • Educate the public on the critical role of the Foreign Service in promoting America's national security and economic prosperity.
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Benefits of Membership

Retired members receive extensive counseling and advice from our staff, free of charge.   [Read More...]

AFSA's dedicated legal staff offers assistance to our members free of charge, whether it relates to grievances, EER/AEF issues, tenure problems, etc.   [Read More...]