How to Join

Patriot Act Disclosure

Important Information About Procedures For Opening A New Account:

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, 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, drivers license, or other information that will allow us to identify you.

How to Open an Account

Opening a Share Savings account establishes your lifetime membership with TFCU and makes you eligible to use all of our other services. One share equals $5. Joint accounts are permitted; however, you must be a member in your own right to vote, hold office, and maintain individual accounts. Why not enroll every member of your family in TFCU today!

You will need the following information during the application process:
• Copies of two government-issued forms of photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, state identification card)
• Previous home address (if you have lived at your current home address less than two years)
• Social Security Number
• Check for both funding your new account and your one-time $5 membership deposit
• Proof of eligibility - employer paystub or completed family membership section on membership application

You can also mail-in a completed membership application and Account Security Password form or stop by a TFCU branch. 


Who Can Join?

TFCU membership is open to active and retired employees, military personnel, contractors, and other related occupational groups affiliated with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (Washington, D.C.). Lifetime TFCU membership is also available to these government agencies, businesses, and association employees:

  • Nationwide

    Department of Homeland Security
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

  • Washington, D.C. Metro Area

    Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc.
    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
    American Consumer Council
    American Immigration Lawyers Association
    American Institute for Transportation and Business Development
    American Public Transportation Association
    American Road and Transportation Builders Association
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
    Beacon Associates, Inc.
    Bruckner and Morin, LLC
    Bureau of Transportation Statistics
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of the National Capital Area
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (Owings Mills, MD, and the surrounding Baltimore, MD area)
    ConceptSolutions, LLC Continental Assets Management Co.
    Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
    CSSI, Inc.
    Department of Transportation, active and retired employees plus contractors
    Dworbell, Inc.
    Federal Aviation Administration, active and retired employees plus contractors
    Federal Highway Administration
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    Federal Railroad Administration
    Federal Transit Administration
    Food Marketing Institute
    Hilton Washington and Towers
    Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
    JBG Federal Center, LLC
    Kendrick and Company
    L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
    Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC
    Maritime Administration
    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    National Fisheries Institute, Inc.
    National Transportation Safety Board
    Office of the Secretary
    O.S.I Management Inc. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    Planning, Arrangements, Logistics, Specialist (P.A.L.S., LLC)
    Public Education Network
    Raven Services Corporation
    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Riverpark Mutual Homes
    Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
    Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
    Southern Volkswagen in Waldorf, Maryland
    Surface Transportation Board
    Tetra Tech
    TFCU Employees
    TWD and Associates, Inc.
    United Buying Service
    United States Railway Association
    Washington Animal Rescue League
    World Access

  • Greater Boston Area

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    First Coast Guard District including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
    Cambridge DOT Contractors
    Hong Kong Restaurant
    Peter Fuller Enterprises
    Stride Rite
    The Wrap
    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center employees, retirees, and contractors

Family Membership

Immediate family members and members of your household are eligible to join, if you belong to an employer listed above.

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.

If you have questions about your eligibility for membership, e-mail us.

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