The WFSJ Press Card is the only international press card providing recognition and identification for science journalists worldwide. It is available to individual science journalists who are members of WFSJ’s national/regional associations. The card will help freelance and other journalists in gaining access to press conferences and official meetings, especially in countries that do not provide national press cards.

To obtain a WFSJ Press Card, you will need to submit an application to provide information such as proof of identity and to document your activities as a working member of the science journalist community (see link below). You will also be asked to provide sponsorship of your application by a delegate nominated by your WFSJ member association (see PART III of the application form). Alternatively, if you have an electronic form of identification of your membership in that association, such as a pdf card, please send that. We also welcome group applications for press cards coordinated by your member association.

Please note that the member association must be in good standing with the WFSJ, including full payment of its membership fee.

You will also be invited to provide a passport style photo in jpeg format.

The WFSJ Press Card is made of plastic, credit-card-sized, and produced professionally. It is valid for a two-year period, at the following costs:

  • Members from OECD countries: CA$20 plus CA$10 for postage.
  • Members from non-OECD countries: CA$10 plus CA$8 for postage.

By sending us your personal information in the application form, you agree that your information will be collected and processed for administrative purposes and to allow your WFSJ Press Card application to be managed and processed. Your personal information will accordingly be subject to collection, use, storage, and processing.

The WFSJ will produce a directory of members in the future, with the aim of enabling members to identify and connect with each other across countries, fields of expertise, activities, etc. Should you wish your details to be included in the directory, you have the option of providing additional information in PART V of the application form.

Download the WFSJ Press Card Application Form here.

Please send your completed application to you association who will approve it and send it to us to with the subject title “PRESS CARD APPLICATION”.

Issued by: World Federation of Science Journalists, 1195 Rue Wellington, Bureau 301, Montréal (QC), Canada H3C 1W1.