Homeschooling in Your Country
Choose your country to get an overview of the legal status and resources on homeschooling with a list of local contacts that can help you find out about mandatory homeschool requirements.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, homeschooling families who live outside the United States and those who are citizens of other nations are invited to join HSLDA.
HSLDA’s Global Outreach team is willing to provide counsel for international members who encounter difficulties. While various factors (such as citizenship, military status, and local laws) impact the methods by which HSLDA can assist you, our staff will always be committed to advocating for homeschooling freedom.
In addition to legal services, your HSLDA membership gives you unlimited access to our team of experienced preK–8th, special needs, and high school Educational Consultants. You’ll also receive discounts on products and services through our Member Savings program, special pricing on HSLDA Store products, and a subscription to our quarterly magazine, the Home School Court Report.
Note: If you are a resident of Canada, please check out HSLDA Canada.
The answer depends on the laws of that country, since a country’s education laws apply to all children who reside there, whether or not they are citizens. Start by contacting the HSLDA Global Outreach team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 540-338-5600. We have information on homeschooling laws in many countries where such laws exist and insight into the general educational climate in many other countries. Even if homeschooling is not explicitly recognized by law, it may still be possible to homeschool. We may also be able to connect you with a homeschooling family or support organization in the country.
Always contact HSLDA before speaking with any foreign country’s officials regarding home education.
Military families stationed in a foreign country with which the United States has entered into a treaty (for example, NATO, or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) may have different legal protections than are available to civilians or contractors. Again, contact HSLDA for advice in this or any other situation involving homeschooling overseas.