Who Can Join

The Government Printing Office Federal Credit Union (GPOFCU) is a full-service financial institution. We look forward to serving you and your family with all of the services you expect from your primary banking institution.

You Can Join GPOFCU

  • If you live, work, or attend school or church in the areas of Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and most areas of Northwest Washington, DC, or

  • If your family or a household member is already a GPOFCU member, or

  • If employed by or retired from GPO or one of our employer groups that sponsors GPOFCU membership as an employee/family benefit.

Membership FAQs

I already belong to another credit union. Can I still join GPOFCU?
Yes, you may have multiple financial credit union/bank accounts. You can join GPOFCU if you are eligible for membership.

What is a “Share Savings Account" and why is it required?
GPOFCU’s lifetime membership begins with your $10 deposit into a Share Savings Account. This separate $10 deposit represents your one share in the ownership of your credit union and is required within 30 days of submitting your account application.

What documents do I need to open a GPOFCU account?

In order to complete your GPOFCU account request, you must provide photocopies of two (2) forms of personal identification:

1.     A government-issued photo ID:  your current Driver’s License, Armed Forces ID, valid Passport or current Alien Identification Card; and

2.     A secondary form of identification:  Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, government-issued Employee ID Card, or major Credit Card.

If the address on your Driver’s License is not where you currently reside, you must provide a photocopy of a Lease, current Utility Bill, DMV Change of Address Card, or current Pay Stub showing your current address to establish proof of residency.

Once I join, how long do I have to wait to apply for a checking account, loan or a credit card?
You can apply for a (Share Draft) Checking Account, Credit Card or Loan at the same time you join. There is no waiting period.

If I change jobs, retire, move or graduate, can I still use GPOFCU?
Yes, you're a member for life as long as you keep your accounts active and in good standing. Just contact us if your situation changes and we can advise you of the many ways to use your credit union wherever you are.