Founded in 1978, American Citizens Abroad (ACA) is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer association whose mission is to defend the rights of Americans living overseas. ACA works to represent overseas Americans interests before the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, the US Congress, the Federal Judiciary, and in the press. Headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, with offices in Washington D.C., the association draws on more than three decades of rich experience and knowledge of laws affecting Americans living overseas. (Read our Mission Statement to understand more about us, how we work and the issues we focus on.) ACA has a proven track record of many accomplishments.
ACA is a membership organization representing Americans abroad. It is reorganizing as a US tax-exempt organization operating under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Alongside it will be American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, a publicly-supported charity under section 501(c)(3).
We encourage you to read more about our Positions on Issues to understand where we stand on current issues affecting Americans Abroad. You can also visit our Press & Media section to see the latest press releases and other media relating to ACA's work.
Our Board and Executive Committee are our two core teams of highly qualified individuals. They are all Americans committed to representing the concerns of other Americans abroad and aim to be "The Voice of Americans Overseas."
In addition to our core team, we have a network of individuals based in over 60 countries worldwide that represent ACA in their local communities. To find out more, go to our Country Contacts page or read about the great work of some of our contacts here.
We also have a team of highly qualified professionals that we consult on various issues. As tax is one of the key issues we are currently working on, we have formed a Professional Tax Advisory Council which helps us stay abreast of the latest developments and legislation.