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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.*

Read our full privacy policy.

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 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.


Membership Terms & Conditions

All the fine print…but important information about your HSLDA membership, payments, renewals, cancellation, and legal representation terms and conditions.

Why HSLDA Recommends Submitting a Copy of the Parent's High School Diploma in NC

HSLDA recommends that our North Carolina members submit the high school diplomas of homeschool parent instructors. Members who would like to understand our attorney's reasoning may find this memo helpful.

How to Start Homeschooling Midyear with Special Needs! Q&A

Looking to help your child who learns differently experience more success? Homeschooling offers freedom, flexibility, self-pacing, discovery, and personal mastery. You can start homeschooling midyear, right now—with special needs! Watch this webinar.

Homeschooling 101: Make Sense of Your State's Homeschool Law


Jury Duty Laws in Utah

Here’s what Utah law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.

Jury Duty Laws in Rhode Island

Here’s what Rhode Island law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.

Jury Duty Laws in Iowa

Here’s what Iowa law says about jury duty exemptions for homeschool parents.

Homeschooling in Michigan: a Memo

Parents in Michigan have three options to homeschool their children. Click here for a detailed summary of all three!

Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Utah

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about Utah’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.

“¡Hablamos Español!

That’s right: We speak Spanish! Homeschooling continues to flourish in the Hispanic community, and we are here to help make that possible.