A bank can join ABA by invitation of a member of the ABA Board of Directors or by submitting a Membership Application Form.
The applicant bank will be asked to send the duly accomplished Membership Application Form to the ABA Secretariat along with the required documents (e.g., latest Annual Report, photos and Curriculum Vitae of its key officers). These will then be forwarded to the Executive Committee, which is the body that evaluates membership applications, for evaluation. The applicant bank will be notified of the Committee's decision in due course. If approved by the Executive Committee, the application will be formally submitted to the ABA Board for ratification during the General Meeting. The Secretariat will then issue a Certificate of Membership upon receipt of the initial payment of the annual membership fee of US$3,000.