The US Press Association International Press ID Card & Member Credentials have been accepted world-wide as a verifiable form of ID.
The International membership can be a choice for American journalists who frequently travel abroad, or by non-American journalists.
The USPA international 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 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". If an organization keeps NO records of their members, what are you really joining?