A performer becomes eligible for SAG-AFTRA membership under one of the following two conditions: (1) proof of SAG or AFTRA employment or (2) employment under an affiliated performers’ union.
Legitimacy of Application
Appointments for Admission
If you are eligible under the conditions stated above, please contact your nearest SAG-AFTRA office so we can advise you of the amount of your joining fees.
Submitting Proof of SAG-AFTRA Eligibility
You may contact the Union about your eligibility status. If your file is not on record or incomplete, you may submit one of the following documents as proof of eligibility:
Background vouchers and copies of paycheck stubs are not acceptable as proof of work. Submitting these types of documents will only delay verifying your SAG-AFTRA eligibility.
If you provide the Union with your original paycheck stubs, please make copies for your records before submitting them to the office.
In addition to enclosing proper eligibility documentation, you will need to include a separate piece of paper with your name, current address, current telephone number, and date of birth. A self-addressed stamped envelope must also be included so that we may return your documents to you. We ask that you print clearly to avoid input errors. Once verification is completed, you will receive a letter of eligibility from the Union.
Please mail your document to:
Membership Services Department – Proof of Eligibility
5757 Wilshire Blvd. 7th fl
Los Angeles, CA 90036
You may also deliver your documents in person to the 1st Floor receptionist at the above address.
Once you have submitted your eligibility documents, please wait until you receive your original documents back in the mail before contacting us at (323) 549-6769 regarding joining fees.
We thank you for your interest in joining SAG-AFTRA.
All new members pay a one-time-only initiation fee, plus the first semiannual dues at the time of joining. The national initiation fee rate is currently $3000.00 (initiation fees may be lower in some states). Annual Base dues are $198.00. In addition, work dues are calculated at 1.575 percent of covered earnings up to $500,000.
Broadcast members should contact the National Broadcast Department or their Local for more information on initiation fees.