In keeping with the goal of NCUA’s chartering policy to provide service to all eligible select groups desiring credit union service, federal credit unions (FCUs) having multiple common bonds may submit field of membership (FOM) expansion requests using the Internet. The effective date for use of the Internet application system is November 27, 2000.
Use of the Internet application is optional. You may continue to submit expansion requests directly to your regional office for select groups not exceeding 500 primary potential members using NCUA’s Form 4015 EZ if preferred. Form 4015 EZ can be found in NCUA’s Chartering and Field of Membership Manual and on our Website at www.NCUA.gov.
For your information, I have enclosed with this letter, detailed information and instructions for using NCUA’s field of membership application program. If you receive an error message when using the automated program, please contact NCUA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer’s (OCIO) Customer Service Desk at 800-827-3255.
If you have any questions regarding FOM amendments, please contact your regional office.
Norman E. D’Amours
National Credit Union Administration Board