Members Area
FCC Membership
Membership in the FCC brings entry to a community interested in a broad range of topics from the news gathering that forms our core, to politics, business, the arts and sports.
Membership How to Become a Member
Correspondent Membership

Bona fide members of the foreign media based in Hong Kong, the bulk of whose work is published outside Hong Kong.

Joining fee: HK$3,000

Monthly Subscription Fee:$1,100

Special promotion for Correspondents and Journalists

In recognition of the relative hardship faced by some journalists and correspondents in Hong Kong, the Club grants a certain number of applicants reduced monthly fees on a graduating scale during their first three years of membership. The programme is intended to help early-career journalists whose household income is at the low end of the range earned by professionals in Hong Kong.

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Journalist Membership

Bona fide journalists based in Hong Kong who make more than 50% of their income from their locally based journalistic activities

Joining fee: HK$3,000

Monthly Subscription Fee:$1,100

Special promotion for Correspondents and Journalists

In recognition of the relative hardship faced by some journalists and correspondents in Hong Kong, the Club grants a certain number of applicants reduced monthly fees on a graduating scale during their first three years of membership. The programme is intended to help early-career journalists whose household income is at the low end of the range earned by professionals in Hong Kong.

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Associate Membership

For those not employed as journalists yet who wish to take advantage of the FCC’s professional and social activities. This includes all professionals, authors and business people

Joining fee: HK$35,000

Monthly Subscription Fee:$1,100

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Corporate Membership

These are transferable memberships for companies who can then nominate more than one member for a cost. They carry certain restrictions. Please ask the Membership Department for further details

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Diplomatic Membership

Approved bona fide full-time members of the Hong Kong diplomatic corps.
Please ask the Membership Department for further details

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Reciprocal Clubs

FCC members enjoy links with some 90 clubs around the world from Sydney to London and Washington and can use the facilities of these when they visit. We recommend checking in advance what each club requires for visitors.

Click here for a list of our current partnerships.

Visiting Journalists, Temporary, Reciprocal and Absent Members

Visiting journalists
Professional journalists visiting Hong Kong can apply for a temporary membership at Reception. They must fill in a form and submit proof of their status as a journalist (such as a business card or official press card) as well as proof of overseas residence (such as a passport or return airplane ticket.)

Temporary Members
Visiting professionals who are not journalists can also apply for a temporary membership if they are introduced by a current member. Please ask Reception for a form, which needs to be submitted along with a photocopy of the identity details in the visitor’s passport, a passport-sized photograph and proof of residential address. For more details about the rules for temporary members, please visit www.fcchk.org/gallery/club-rules

Reciprocal members
Members of reciprocal clubs can apply for visitor status. They must provide their reciprocal club membership card and a document identifying themselves as an active member of their respective club. Those wishing to take advantage are advised to contact the FCC at [email protected] at least 3 days before their visit.

Absent members
Members leaving Hong Kong may apply for Absent Membership for a fee of HK$2,000. Absent members do not pay monthly subscriptions. Please contact the Membership team at [email protected] for more details

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