All new TCC members must submit an application form (click here for instructions) and pay the $100 initiation fee plus their first yearly dues. To make your payment online, select the appropriate initiation fee and annual dues amount, then click the yellow checkout button in the shopping cart to complete your payment. All amounts are in U.S. currency. Please note that while all transactions are processed via PayPal, a PayPal account is typically not required to pay your TCC dues and initiation fee online — unless you are in a country where local regulations restrict access to guest checkout via PayPal (see FAQ below). To make your payment without a PayPal login, select the gray “Pay With Debit or Credit Card” option on the first page of the checkout process, then enter your credit card account details as instructed.
New Member Payment Options
First yearly dues payment plus a one-time initiation fee of $100 per person.
First Yearly Dues and Initiation Fee (U.S. Residents)
Pay for the $100 initiation fee and $75 yearly dues for a single individual residing in the U.S.
Pay for the $200 initiation fee for two and $75 + $65 spousal yearly dues for those residing in the U.S.
First Yearly Dues and Initiation Fee (For Members Residing Outside of the U.S.)
Pay for the $100 initiation fee and $85 yearly dues for a single individual who does not reside in the U.S.
Pay for the $200 initiation fee for two and $85 + $65 spousal yearly dues for those who do not reside in the U.S.
Optional Info Files Fee*
Mailed Info Files Supplement
*The supplemental fee for mailed Info Files is to cover printing and postage costs. Alternatively, TCC members may access Info Files online at no additional charge within the members-only TCC Forum Web site.
Provisional Member Payment Options
Provisional membership is for travelers who have visited 75 or more TCC countries and territories but cannot yet qualify as a full member. Dues for provisional membership are the same as for regular membership, but with no initiation fee required. The initiation fee may be paid later when a provisional member is ready to upgrade to full membership.
Provisional Member Yearly Dues (U.S. Resident)
Pay for the $75 yearly dues for a single new provisional member residing in the U.S.
Pay for the $75 + $65 spousal yearly dues for new provisional members residing in the U.S.
Provisional Member Yearly Dues (For Members Residing Outside of the U.S.)
Pay for the $85 yearly dues for a single new provisional member that does not reside in the U.S.
Pay for the $85 + $65 spousal yearly dues for new provisional members that do not reside in the U.S.
One-Time Initiation Fee (For Provisional Members Upgrading to Full Membership)
Pay for the $100 initiation fee for an individual who is a provisional member upgrading to full membership
Pay for the $200 initiation fee for a couple who are provisional members upgrading to full membership
Frequently Asked Questions About Dues and Initiation Fees
If you have questions or concerns that are not answered below, please e-mail the TCC at email@example.com before completing your payment.
I don’t have a PayPal account. Can I still pay my dues and initiation fee online?
Yes — although local regulations in some countries might require you to create a free PayPal account and log in to complete your transaction. In most locations, when you click the yellow checkout button in the shopping cart, you will be directed to a page at PayPal.com featuring a gray “Pay With Debit or Credit Card” button; click this option to complete your payment without logging in as a PayPal member. If the “Pay With Debit or Credit Card” option is not displayed, guest checkout is not available at your current location, and you will have to create a free PayPal account to complete your payment online.
What should I do if I added incorrect items to the shopping cart?
Click the red trash bin icon next to any item to remove it from the cart.
Is this the only way to pay my TCC dues and initiation fee?
No. You may send us a check, or provide your credit card information directly to the TCC.
Is there an additional fee or service charge if I pay my dues and initiation fee online?
TCC dues and initiation fee amounts are the same no matter how you choose to pay. However, for payments from accounts not denominated in U.S. dollars, PayPal and/or the financial institution that issued your debit or credit card may assess a foreign exchange transaction fee.
Why is my payment going through PayPal?
Accepting online payments requires a credit or debit card processing service to verify the transaction and implement the transfer of funds between financial institutions. The TCC board has selected PayPal as our online payment processor because it is a leading international provider of online payment services, and we believe it is familiar to many of our members. Dues payments submitted via PayPal are transferred directly to the TCC bank account and are tracked by our normal accounting procedures.
Will the TCC keep my credit or debit card information on file?
No. All Web-based dues and initiation fee payments are processed via PayPal, and the TCC will never have access to your credit or debit card account information.
Is your payment system safe and secure?
Opting to use any online payment platform is a personal choice. If you are concerned about the security of the PayPal online payment service, we encourage you to use an alternate method to pay your TCC dues. Contact the TCC at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.