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Yes. All personal information is confidential—including whether or not you are a member, all contact and personal information, information about your family, and any information about legal services you have received.
HSLDA may send to you information on behalf of our partners, but we do not share your personal information with anyone.*
* If you are a member of an HSLDA Discount Group (which qualifies you for a discount on your annual membership), we will provide your group administrator with periodic reports that include your name, member account number, state, and membership date in order to assist groups in keeping accurate records.
We encourage you to apply for HSLDA membership even if you are experiencing legal problems. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accept your application, we would like to help you if possible. Please submit a membership application, and our Legal Department will review it carefully. If your application cannot be approved, we will return your payment (minus rush fees, which are nonrefundable) and send you a letter of explanation.
HSLDA reserves the right to not approve any membership application. We also reserve the right to revoke membership if any information has been misrepresented.
The membership application is necessary to establish HSLDA’s attorney-client relationship with you. It also gathers a minimal amount of information to ensure that we can provide you with the best representation possible in the event that you need our legal services. View our printable membership application here or start our easy online application here.* In the rare event that HSLDA is unable to approve your application, we will promptly notify you and will refund your membership dues (minus the rush fee, if applicable). Nonacceptance in no way diminishes your right to homeschool and does not prevent you from reapplying in the future.
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.