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Our Mission

American Citizens Abroad (ACA, Inc.) mission is to educate, advocate and inform both the US Government and US Citizens living and working overseas on issues of concern to the overseas US Citizen community.  The US State Department estimates this community to be nearly 9 million strong (US State Department Chart of Statistics).

ACA works to find practical solutions to resolve issues impacting overseas US Citizens and communicates results to constituents stateside and abroad.  ACA is the premier thought-leader on issues affecting US Citizens living and working overseas.

  • ACA educates both the US Government and US Citizens living and working overseas on critical issues impacting the overseas American community.
  • ACA advocates for practical, implementable solutions that allows the community of US Citizens overseas to thrive, while continuing to contribute to the US society and economy. ACA solutions are driven by the following criteria; achievability, practicality and ease of implementation.
  • 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 and, by listening to US Citizens living overseas, gathering knowledge from globally-minded professional experts in the field, gaining input from 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 representing Americans living abroad. It is 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).

ACA is nonpartisan and does not support any political group. ACA favors a balanced approach to subjects, supporting efforts that provide tangible results.

ACA does not support or campaign for any candidates. It does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. It does not market the services of any person or group.

Our Organization

ACA’s leadership consists of American citizens who have lived or are living abroad. They bring with them a wealth of personal and professional knowledge from a variety of fields. 

ACA’s country Chapters in Geneva/Lausanne, London, and elsewhere hold informal get-togethers for ACA members and sponsor Town Hall Evening where practical information on topics of interest to the community are held. Please contact ACA at for more information on the Swiss and UK Chapters.

ACA relies on members and regularly polls them.  ACA encourages members to write or provide us with their testimonials, on the issues affecting them.

ACA’s Professional Tax Advisory Council helps our organisation stay up to date on the latest developments in tax and tax legislation.

ACA press team works with the Press & Media to insure that the issues facing Americans overseas are being addressed by journalists and discussed in public.


ACA is dedicated to

Working with the Congress, Administration and Judiciary to educate them on issues and to find solutions and advocate for Americans living and working overseas.

Developing practical, realistic and implementable recommendations and proposals that will help Americans abroad and provide them with solutions to their issues.

Learning from our membership what problems confront them, informing our membership on legislation and issues, and giving members useful and timely resources via our newsletter updates website, Facebook page and other media.


 (This page was updated November 21, 2016)