Foreign applicants must include a letter of certification from their
Foreign publications not previously granted Congressional credentials
should be aware that the initial credentialing review process may be lengthy
and can take on average between 6 months to one year.
Applicants must submit a Periodical Press Gallery application form
The application must be completed in its entirety. Partially completed
applications will not be accepted or reviewed.
The application must have original signatures on both the Applicant
line and the Bureau Chief or Managing Editor line.
No faxed or photocopied application will be accepted.
The application must be from the current Congress. The correct number
will be located in the upper right hand corner of the application.
Applicants must submit a letter of introduction on publication letterhead
with a signature of the bureau chief or managing editor.
The letter must include verification of full time employment, justification
for the need of Congressional press credentials, guarantee that the applicant
has read and will abide by the rules and a contact number for the signatory.
No faxed or photocopied letter will be accepted.
Include two recent copies of the publication.
Include a $5.00 check or money order per reporter made payable to Periodical
Correspondents Association. Cash cannot be accepted.
Due to increased security, it is advised that applications be hand
delivered to the Periodical Press Gallery.