New Member/Name Change Application

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Please complete the following questions as you apply for membership in Silicon Valley Business Travel Association:

If applying for Direct (or Corporate) membership, please complete the following information:

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SELECTED THE CORRECT MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY ABOVE:

Direct Members are corporate travel professionals/buyers who procure business travel services for employees of the organization by negotiating with Allied members and who administer travel policy within their organization.

Allied Members are travel industry suppliers including government contractors from every facet of the industry with a service or product to sell to Direct members.

Student Members must be Any full-time post-secondary student enrolled in a program at a college, university, or other post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association as leading to a degree in travel, transportation, or hospitality management, and any student organization which represents such students, is eligible to apply to be a member (“Student Member”) of this class of the Association. A Student Member may not hold elective office in the Association, but may serve as an observer on any Association committee with the permission of such committee. In the case of a Student Member that is a student organization, a representative of that student organization may be designated by that student organization to serve as an observer on any Association committee provided that such individual has received the written permission of that committee to do so.

If you select Name Change, please be advised that you need to fill out the field for the Member you are replacing.  This member must be a valid member who has not expired.  Please also note that if you replace an existing member you will only have until the curent expiration date and will have to renew at that time.  If you are unsure, please contact the Membership Director at membership@svbta.org before completing this application.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS-read before proceeding

If you are using the New Member Application to join or rejoin SVBTA or are using the form for a Name Change, please select the appropriate Member Dues when you begin the payment process:

Fees: 

Change Fee: $55- Please be advised that you should verify the member's status that you are replacing before submitting a name change application.  A name change assumes the remaining time on the current membership.  It may be more advantageous to apply as a new member.  If you do complete a name change, the correct expiration date will be reflected in your welcome email.

New Member Fee: $175- Should be selected for all new members or returning members that have expired and no longer have access to the website.  Once you expire and do not renew in time, you are subject to reapplying as new member and paying the $175 fee. The member dues are good for one year from when you join.  Your renewal date will be one year from the day you receive your membership activation welcome email.  Your renewal dues must be completed prior to this date in order to remain an active member.

Student Member Fee: $50- Should be selected for all new members or returning members that have expired and no longer have access to the website who meet the requirments for student membership listed above.  Once you expire and do not renew in time, you are subject to reapplying as new member. The member dues are good for one year from when you join.  Your renewal date will be one year from the day you receive your membership activation welcome email.  Your renewal dues must be completed prior to this date in order to remain an active member.

Renewal Fee: $175 ($50 for Students)- the is fee should NOT be selected by anyone using the New Member form to reapply or join as a new member or to submit a name change.  If this fee is selected by anyone other than members in good standing that are renewing within their time limit through the Members Only area vs. starting with a New Member Application, the application will be rejected. Renewals should be paid through the link within the member area while logged in.  

PLEASE BE ADVISED: SVBTA is a credit card only organization.  All fees are paid on-line by credit card only.  No checks are accepted and no invoices are provided. Please insure you have checked all submitted information, especially your email address, for accuracy.  All correspondence from svbta.org will use your email address provided in this application and you cannot access login information with your email address being correct. If you do not receive any email from svbta.org confirming your submission then please check your spam filter and insure that svbta.org is not bloked.  If you do not find our email in spam, then contact svbta@svbta.org as your email provided was inaccurate.  

Plesase note that membership payments for SVBTA are assumed to be expensed and reimbursed by the company of record for the member.  Individual members do not own the membership unless they have paid themselves and indicate so below.  Please note that should you leave your company of record and that company challenges the ownership of your membership, you may need to provide proof of personal expense for the membership to your former copmpany.

  I have paid my dues as a personal expense
  My company will own the membership and reimburse this expense
  I have read and accept the Privacy Policy
  By checking here I understand that upon completing this application that membership is not automatically activated. Membership application approvals can take up to 48 hours. Once approved an email will be sent to your email as entered in the application with activation instructions. You will also be required to verify your email before activation and understand that if you do not receive the aforementioned emails you need to check your spam folder. Thank you.
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