How would you like to travel and build peace at the same time? For over 50 years, US Servas travelers have been doing just that!

Servas members are subject to a fairly rigorous screening process. We make every effort to keep our screening process as easy as possible while still providing maximum security and comfort for our members. This page will outline the steps you will need to go through to become a traveler.

Overview of the Traveler Screening Process

Register an account

The first part of the signup process is making an account on the site and filling out the traveler form. After completing the form, a US Servas representative will contact you via e-mail to continue the screening process. You can register a new account here.

Obtain two letters of recommendation

You will need letters of recommendation from two personal references before you can travel. These are to insure that only reputable people are staying in the homes of our hosts. If your references do not want to write letters, we have a form that they can fill out with short answers instead. You will receive a link to the relevant form in your confirmation e-mail, or you can download it here.

Meet with an interviewer

All of our travelers and hosts undergo an interview process. You can find interviewers near you with our interactive interviewer map, and there will also be a list of interviewers near your address in your confirmation e-mail. Our current policy is to require in-person interviews, but exceptions can be made if there are no interviewers near you.

Complete the signup process

After a successful interview, you will need to pay a membership fee and host list deposit (see our rates here). The Servas office will send you a document, called a Letter of Introduction, verifying your membership. When you travel, you will show this document to hosts in order to verify that you have gone through the screening process.