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Our Members Are the Mission

Our Members Are the Mission

Enjoy the support and great service of a credit union that puts your needs first.

Why Join Navy Federal?

Once you become a member, you’re part of our family. We’re dedicated to providing you with all the support you need to reach your financial goals along with the banking experience you deserve.

See What Our Members Have to Say

Who Can Join?

To become a member, you or one of your family or household members must have ties to the armed forces, DoD or National Guard.

Find Out if You're Eligible to become a member.

Video Transcript for How to Join Navy Federal Credit Union


So you're thinking of joining Navy Federal Credit Union? Good news. If you're a servicemember, veteran of any branch of the armed forces or a Department of Defense employee, then you're eligible to join. Your immediate family and household members are also eligible.


To join, apply online, stop by a branch to apply in person, or give us a call. You'll need your personal information and a method to fund your account.



Text, Social security number, Driver's license or government ID, Credit card or bank account and routing number.



And when you do join, you can enjoy low fees market-leading rates, member-exclusive discounts, easy digital banking and award-winning service. Now, you're ready to join the Navy Federal community.





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What You’ll Need to Join
  • Social Security number*
  • Driver’s license or government ID*
  • Current home address*
  • Credit card or bank account and routing number to fund your account**

Note: You’ll need these for any joint owners you’d like to add. A Membership Savings Account with a $5 minimum balance is required to establish and maintain membership.

Membership Is a Big Deal

Our members could earn and save $4611 per year by banking with us. See how you can take advantage of your new membership perks.

Learn More about some of your new membership perks.

Smart Money Habits Start Early

If you’re an existing member and a parent, grandparent or guardian, share the gift of membership with someone under 18 using our online minor membership application. Or, visit a branch or call us at 1-888-842-6328 to learn about opening a minor membership.

Start Minor Membership Application

Business Membership

Own a small business? Once you’re a Navy Federal member, you can become a business member to get access to a suite of products and services designed especially for you.

  • Business credit cards with rewards 
  • Business loans at competitive rates
  • Business checking and savings accounts that earn guaranteed dividends
  • Access to small business professionals and partner resources like payroll and credit card processing

Learn More about Business membership



Dollar value shown represents the results of the 2023 Navy Federal Member Giveback Study. The Member Giveback Study takes into consideration internal market analyses comparing Navy Federal products with industry national averages, as well as member discounts, incentives, and other savings.