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International

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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Australia

Oceania

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, homeschooling families who do not reside within the United States and those who are citizens of other nations are eligible and invited to apply for membership with HSLDA.

For international members who encounter difficulties, HSLDA’s Global Outreach team is willing to provide counsel that is specific to your situation. 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 K-12th grade, special needs, and gifted learner homeschool consultants. You’ll also receive discounts on products and services through our member savings program, special pricing on our @home e-vents, weekly updates and elerts, and a subscription to our bimonthly magazine, the Home School Court Report.

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 international@hslda.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.

HSLDA is continually improving our website to make it as accessible as possible for our members overseas. We are currently working out a glitch in our membership form that prevents users from entering an international address. While this issue is being corrected, please use HSLDA’s address instead:

1 Patrick Henry Circle

Purcellville, VA 20132
UNITED STATES

After you complete the membership signup, please send an email to applications@hslda.org with your international address so that we may ensure the correct address is entered into your profile. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

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