Retiree Membership

Since 1924, AFSA has championed many improvements in the professional standing and quality of life for Foreign Service personnel. We are the only voice fighting to preserve and enhance federal benefits and entitlement for the Foreign Service. This membership program is for retired members of the Foreign Service, who may have served at the Department of State, USAID, FCS, FAS, APHIS, USAGM and the then-USIA. Membership is available to all Foreign Service retirees.

Benefits of AFSA Membership

AFSA offers a variety of benefits that are exclusive to our members. Please click here to learn more about these benefits.

How Do I Join?

Click here to sign up for AFSA retiree membership. If you wish to have your dues come out of your annuity, please click here for the required annuity deduction form (PDF).

Member Dues

Category 2024 Annual 2024 Monthly
Annuity over $75,000 $248.43 $20.70
Annuity of $50,000-75,000 $201.34 $16.78
Annuity of $25,000-50,000 $147.75 $12.31
Annuity Under $25,000 $96.89 $8.08
Retiree Spouse $69.95 $5.83

*The "Retiree Spouse" category is designed for spouses of deceased member of the Foreign Service who wish to continue their association with AFSA and the Foreign Service.

Contact Us!

AFSA’s membership department stands ready to help you with any question or concern you may have. Please feel free to get in touch with us at any time, and we will do our very best to assist you:

  • Ana Lopez, Member Accounts Specialist, (202) 944-5500
  • Christine Miele, Director, Programs and Member Engagement, (202) 944-5517
  • Dolores Brown,  Counselor for Retirees, (202) 944-5510 (Tue/Wed generally)

We have introduced a secure online web portal; we encourage you to log in for most member services – renewing a membership, joining AFSA, making a donation, changing your address, updating your information, etc. To log in to the online section of the AFSA website, visit or click on the login icon in the upper right hand corner of the AFSA website. Simply click on the pencil icon on the “My Profile” page to edit your information. IMPORTANT: AFSA members do not need to create a new account or register, only log in on the right side of the webpage. All members have existing accounts and can log in immediately. To log in for the first time, use your primary email address as your username. Use your last name in all lowercase letters as your password. You will be directed to update your password after you log in. We hope you enjoy this new member benefit. If you have any questions or would prefer to opt out please email us at