Below are some administrative questions Baha’is often address to the National Center. Most of the answers can be found on the administrative website, american.bahai.us, which requires an American Baha’i identification number to access. If you require further assistance, please call the Baha’i National Center switchboard at 847-733-3400.
Q: How do I locate the Baha’i community in a specific city or state?
A: If you are an American Baha’i, you may search the directory of Local Spiritual Assemblies and Registered Groups at american.bahai.us/locality-directory. If you are unable to access the U.S. Baha’i administrative website, please fill out the form at the bottom of the contact page of this site, www.bahai.us/contact (general inquiry), and the information you request will be emailed to you.
Q: How can I locate a particular Baha’i friend?
A: The National Spiritual Assembly does not disclose the names and addresses of individuals, but the National Center can forward your request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or see question #2 on the web page of the Office of Membership and Records: http://american.bahai.us/forms/membership-faq.html.
Q: How do I change my official contact information (name, address, phone, etc.)?
A: To change your contact information in the database for Baha’is of the United States, you can either use the “My Page” option on the Member Services website american.bahai.us or contact your Local Spiritual Assembly or the Office of Membership and Records: email@example.com. You can find more information in question #5 on the membership office’s web page: american.bahai.us/forms/membership-faq.html.
Q: Where can I find 19-Day Feast messages?
A: You can find a regularly updated archive of Feast messages in English, Persian and Spanish atamerican.bahai.us/messages.
Q: How do I sign up for pilgrimage?
A: Please go to http://pilgrimage.bahai.org, the pilgrimage website maintained by the Baha’i World Center.
Q: How do I register my child as a Baha’i?
A: You can request a child registration card from your Local Spiritual Assembly or through the Office of Membership and Records, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can I replace my lost Baha’i ID card?
A: You can obtain a new identification card ($5) from:
Baha’i National Center
Office of Membership and Records
1233 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201-1611
Please include your ID number, full name, current address and date of birth. You can find more instructions in question #1 on the Membership Office’s web page: american.bahai.us/forms/membership-faq.html.
For assistance, please call the switchboard at the Baha’i National Center: 847-733-3400.