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Advocate, Educate and Inform

ACA  is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization that represents the legislative and regulatory concerns of US citizens living and working overseas to the US Government

ACA addresses some of the most complex legislative and regulatory issues that affect US citizens when living and working abroad and works to provide pragmatic solutions.  ACA does this through advocacy, education, and research on behalf of the ACA estimated 5.2 million US citizens living and working abroad*. With an over 40 year nonpartisan track record, we are the leading advocacy organization representing the community. ACA is ideally positioned to bring attention to the issues and drive real change.


Our Goals

Educate: Draw attention to issues caused by and the consequences of US government policy and regulations, educating both the US Government and US Citizens living and working overseas on critical issues impacting the overseas American community.

Advocate: ACA advocates for a balanced approach to problem-solving and supports efforts that provide tangible results. ACA provides pragmatic solutions to US government policy and regulatory issues based on our experience and  access to Congress and stakeholders in Washington, DC

Inform: ACA informs the community of US citizens overseas by monitoring legislation, engaging in dialogue with the Legislative, Administrative and Judicial branches of the US government. ACA gathers knowledge by consulting with professional experts in relevant fields, canvassing our members, monitoring the media and fielding research projects via our sister organization American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation (ACAGF)..

ACA, Inc. is a membership organization incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Delaware. Its structure and operations fall within the rules applicable to an exempt social welfare organization (section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code). Alongside it is American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, organized as a publicly-supported charity under section 501(c)(3). There are no other organizations related to either ACA or ACAGF. Neither of these organizations has authorized any individual, entity or other person to represent it or operate in its name in any jurisdiction. Nor has either authorized any person to open on its behalf a representative office in any jurisdiction. Nor has either licensed any person to utilize the name American Citizens Abroad, Inc. or American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation. ACA and ACAGF claim all protections by US and international copyright laws and other applicable laws.

  • ACA is nonpartisan and does not support any political group.
  • ACA is headquartered in Washington, DC giving us direct access to legislators and administrative offices on Capital Hill as well as stakeholders.
  • It does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. It does not market the services of any person or group.
  • ACA does not provide individual tax or investment advice and does not represent individuals before the IRS, Treasury or other government agencies.   
  • ACA does not advocate on behalf of, or represent, individuals on personal issues between the US Administration, US Congress, IRS, Treasury, Social Security or any agency of the US government. 
  • ACA does not provide professional recommendations however, we do provide a tax preparer directory with resources for tax specialists:


Country Chapters

ACA has members living in nearly 100 country and has several Country Chapters that serve to informally bring together Americans living overseas who want to share their experiences, issues and concerns and to make these issues known to ACA for policy formulation purposes.  Chapters hold informal “get-together” meetings and networking events.  ACA's sister-organization, ACA Global Foundation (ACAGF) hosts Town Hall Evenings where practical information on topics of interest to the community are presented. Please contact ACA at for more information on our Switzerland, the UK and Western Canada Chapters as well as developments for new Chapters.


ACA Advisory Committee

ACA Advisory Committee. The ACA Advisory Committee serves to review and evaluate the organization’s progress, its work and initiatives, and advise on policies that will grow the organization.  ACA Advisory Committee members are individuals that have established themselves as thought leaders and professionals in areas related to issues concerning the overseas American community and stand out for their contribution to the international community. For more information on the ACA Advisory Committee please contact:


Press and Media

ACA's Press and Media Team work to ensure that the issues facing Americans overseas are being addressed by journalists and discussed in public. We share our articles and press releases in our Newsroom.


ACA Global Foundation

The ACA Global Foundation (ACAGF) is ACA's sister organization. Whilst ACA focuses on information and advocacy, the ACAGF is a nonprofit aimed at raising funds for conducting research, with the aim of promoting the interests of Americans abroad. ACAGF hosts webinars and events to educate the community and the Congress and Administration on the community of Americans overseas.  ACAGF has also fielded research in support of tax reform for Americans overseas.  

ACA and the ACAGF work closely together, but are nonetheless distinct entities. Find out more about the ACAGF on its Web site here.

*ACA research study 2022 including both military and civilan US citizens.


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