Americans Helping Americans Abroad

AARO Membership Applications:

There are two ways to join AARO.

1 Use our Online Membership Application Form to make a secure payment by credit card.

2 Or you may print out the relevant membership application below and send the completed form with your check for dues to the address indicated on the form.

Annual Membership Dues:

  • Individual Membership: 65€
    • New Individual Membership prorated April to September: 40€
  • Couple/Family Membership: 85€
    • New Couple/Family Membership prorated April to September: 50€
  • Under 35 Years: 35€
  • Lifetime Member: 1000€
  • Couple/Family Lifetime: 1300€

For individual/couple/family membership, payment should be made by check, in US dollars or euros. (US dollar checks must be drawn on a US bank or financial institution.)

For Corporate Membership, payment should be made by check in euros. Corporate Membership dues depend on number of US citizen employees (see Corporate Membership form for details).

We look forward to your participation in AARO!


AARO relies on its network of volunteers for the success of our efforts. There are many ways to help out, whether you are located near our headquarters in Paris or anywhere in the world. Check out the following volunteer opportunities to find a match with your interests and skills.

Newsletter contributor

  • Timing: Ongoing
  • Location: Paris and worldwide
  • Description: Writers in the Paris area to report on AARO events for our quarterly newsletter publication. Writers anywhere who want to share their Living Abroad experiences with our readers.
  • Skills: Good writing skills, willingness to work to (fairly loose) deadlines.
  • For more information, please contact AARO.

Various website opportunities

  • Timing: Ongoing
  • Location: Anywhere
  • Description: Forum moderatorsand discussion stimulators are needed for the following areas:
    • General Discussions
    • AARO issues
    • Country specific discussions
  • Bloggers for cities, regions, countries on issues pertinent to Americans
  • Writers to contribute to our AARO Issues section
  • Issue trackers to search and provide links to online articles and legislative activity
  • Skills: Net savvy, good judgement, blogging or Forum management experience desired (but not necessary), able to allocate the time necessary to be reliable and current for the Forum and issue tracking jobs.
  • For more information, please contact AARO.

Meetup Organizers

  • Location: Anywhere outside the U.S.
  • Description: Start a Meetup group to introduce AARO to the American community in your city. Organizing regular, informal events (usually monthly), you'll get a chance to meet new people and help build our membership base in a relaxed, friendly environment. Visit AARO's Paris Meetup site to get a sense of how it works:
  • Skills: Outgoing, organized persons who are comfortable meeting new people. Knowledge of AARO's issues, history, and accomplishments. You must be a member of AARO to start an authorized AARO Meetup.
  • For more information, please contact AARO.


AARO relies on the generous contributions of individuals to fund its budget.

Your donation goes directly to the operations of AARO, allowing the organization to lobby in Washington, develop its membership internationally, provide critical information and analysis on issues facing Americans abroad, and communicate effectively.

AARO is an association registered in France under the law of 1901.

Contact us if you would like to make a donation; or get more information on Founders' Circle membership, or our Corporate membership.

Write a letter!

One of the best ways to make your voice heard as an American abroad is to write a letter to your representative on an issue that concerns you.

AARO is committed to providing the latest information on the key issues facing Americans abroad, including (taxation, voting, citizenship, Social Security, Medicare, representation, census), driver's license, and the REAL ID Act.

In addition, AARO provides model letters to help you make your point effectively:

Here is a sample letter that you can use to write your Senators and Congresspersons in support of the Mexican Demonstration project for Medicare.

Names and addresses of your representatives can be found at

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