How to transfer your membership

It is easy to transfer your membership from one ICSA division to another if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are already resident in the country of the division, or associated region that you wish to transfer your membership to
  • You hold a current membership with your home division and your fees are paid up-to-date.

If both of these statements apply to you, all you need to do is to make a formal request. It is best to do this in writing, ideally by email.

Address your membership transfer request to your home division’s membership team, stating which division you now reside in and wish to transfer to, and the name of the home division that you wish to transfer from. For example, if you are relocating from Mauritius to Australia your home membership will be with the UKRIAT division. You will need to contact the UKRIAT membership department and request that they transfer your membership to The Governance Institute of Australia.

In your transfer request please quote your membership number and provide your full contact details if they have changed since you were last in touch with the Institute.

Once your new division has received notification from your home division, they will send you confirmation that your transfer has been completed. Once you are part of your new division you will be able to participate fully in the branches, networks and events that they provide and benefit from the dedicated member content and materials. You will also be required to pay future membership fees directly to your new division.

Members transferring to or from the ICSI (India)

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and ICSA share a common interest in promoting best practice in secretaryship and have an established partnership that enables members to transfer between ICSI and ICSA.

This partnership permits:

  • ICSI members to liaise and study with any division of ICSA without being resident in that division
  • ICSI members who become a member of ICSA can transfer between divisions according to the standard ICSA criteria (e.g. they are required to be resident in the division that they wish to transfer to)
  • ICSI members who wish to take the ICSA qualifying scheme are eligible for exemptions from the finance, company compliance, boardroom dynamics and strategy examinations, but will required to sit exams in corporate law, corporate governance and risk management
  • ICSA members who transfer to ICSI and ICSI members who transfer to ICSA will be required to pay membership fees in their new divisions.


Call our membership support team on +44 (0) 20 7580 4741 or contact us.

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