The field of membership of PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union shall be limited to those having the following common bond:
Immediate family is defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, or grandchild. This includes stepparents, stepchildren, stepsiblings, and adoptive relationships.
Household is defined as persons living in the same residence maintaining a single economic unit.
*Please contact us for the most recent eligibility requirements.
Government-issued photo ID (to comply with the USA PATRIOT Act ).
Proof of eligibility in the form of a copy of your PAHO contract, PAHO staff number and a copy of your passport or ID from your country. If you're eligible for membership through a family member, please have your sponsoring family member complete a family eligibility card and bring it with you when you open the account.
A check for at least $5 (or that much cash) to meet the minimum balance requirement for the share account.
If you like, print out and complete the membership application  ahead of time and bring it too.
Print out and complete the membership application. (Be sure to sign it.) If you don't have a printer, call us at (202) 974-3453 or (866) 724-6328, fax us at (202) 659-4513 or e-mail us  and we'll send you an application. If you're in a PAHO Field Office, you can obtain an application (which you can then return by pouch) by contacting the credit union representative in your office or e-mailing us.
*Information sent by email is at risk of loss of confidentiality if the information is transmitted over the internet.
1. Your application
2. IRS Form W-8BEN  - if you are not a U.S. citizen or resident alien
3. A copy of government-issued photo ID (to comply with the USA PATRIOT Act)
4. Proof of your eligibility (see "In Person")
5. A check for at least $5 to meet the minimum balance requirement for the share account