The US Press Association International Press ID Card & Member Credentials are accepted world-wide as a verifiable form of ID. Foreign agencies and governments have verified our credentials and give various access/admission to US Press Association members on a regular basis.
The International membership can be a choice for American journalist who frequently travel abroad, or by non-American journalist who visit the US or simply want to share stories and information from their part of the world with the US Press Association or with the world in general with an organization devoted to free speech.
The USPA member ID and press pass are for identification purposes only. Being issued the card does not guarantee access to venues, events, accident scenes, crime scenes. Access to venues, events or other newsworthy occurrences are typically subject to their own unique circumstances. The USPA will work on your behalf to assist where needed with any procurement of necessary credentials.
Despite claims of some websites and organizations, there is NO universal press pass or credential. There is no form of ID that will guarantee an individual access to any and all events or venues.
DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY ILLEGITIMATE WEBSITES OFFERING JOURNALIST "PRESS PASSES"
IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER OR SEEKING INFORMATION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR TOLL FREE NUMBER OR USE OUR LIVE ONLINE SUPPORT.
Don't be fooled by sites that use stock photos of reporters, photographers & journalists. You may even find websites offering "Free Press Credentials", however they keep NO records of their members. If there is no record, what are you really becoming a part of? Will they be there when you need them?