Who Can Join

The FCC admits members under seven categories:

Foriegn Correspondent Members:
Journalists who, in a writing, broadcasting, photographic, research or managerial capacity, represent foreign-based media, the bulk of whose circulation or audience is outside India. This is the only membership category which has the right to vote in Club meetings. Applications should be accompanied by a PIB card, or a letter from a foreign-based Editor, or clippings over a period of six months (reporting events in India or elsewhere).
Annual subscription Rs. 5,000
Plus Rs. 500 non-refundable admission fee.

Journalist Associate Members:
Journalists whose main professional duties are representing Indian media in an editing, writing, broadcasting or photographic capacity. Applications should be accompanied by a PIB card or clippings over a period of six months.
Annual subscription Rs. 5,000
Plus Rs. 500 admission fee.

General Associate Members:
Representatives of non-profit organisations such as NGOs, diplomatic missions, and government ministries and agencies, who have some link with the foreign media (for example, being the head of an organisation or the public relations official), and lawyer members of bar associations. NGO applicants and lawyer members of bar associations should be nominated by a Foreign Correspondent Member. Applications for all General Associate members should be accompanied by proof of occupation, preferably a letter from the organisation involved.
Annual subscription Rs.13,500
Plus Rs. 500 admission fee.

Corporate Associate Members:
Representatives of companies – including public relations agencies, advertising agencies, hotels, and other businesses – who have some contact or link with the international media, for example a CEO or public relations official. Applications should be accompanied by proof of occupation, preferably a letter from the organisation involved.
Annual subscription Rs. 27,000
Plus Rs. 500 admission fee.

Spouse Members:
Spouses of all categories of FCC Members.
Annual subscription Rs. 3,000
Plus Rs. 500 admission fee.

 

Temporary Membership:
Applicants possessing the necessary qualification for Foreign Correspondent Membership,who are Temporarily in India, may be admitted to the Association as a Temporary Foreign Coresspondent Member for a period of three months, which can be renewed for a second period of three months on payment of fees pro rate to the annual FC Membership fee, but without having to pay an admission fee. Temporary members do not have a right to vote in FCC matters, nor to be elected to official positions in the FCC. Those Temporary Foreign Correspondents Members who remain in India more than six months, and meet eligibility requirements, can be admitted as full FC Members of the Association subject to the payment of full membership and admission fees.

Note: Applications for all categories other than FC must bear a recommendation from an FC member.
Click here to download Membership Application Form.