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FIAP Photographers Card & MyFIAP Login

As of January 2019, anyone wishing to apply for FIAP Distinctions and/or Purchase a FIAP Photographers Card needs a MyFIAP Login

 

You are also required to hold a FIAP Photographers Card to:

  • Apply for FIAP Distinctions
  • Attend a FIAP Congress
  • Participate in a FIAP Photographers Meeting

The process to purchase a FIAP Photographers Card differs depending on whether you are applying for your first card or replacing a card. It also differs depending on whether you already hold FIAP Distinctions or not. Please follow the directions below, according to your particular scenario.

NOTE that people who already hold FIAP Distinctions may only process a FIAP Card application over a 4 week time frame. This will be following the approval of that year’s FIAP Distinctions. These 4 weeks will be in the around May/June and will be publicised to APS members.


MyFIAP Login/Profile

Anyone wishing to purchase or replace a FIAP Photographers Card needs to have a MyFiap profile/login.  You also require a MyFIAP profile if you are applying for FIAP Distinctions. A MyFIAP profile is set up once only and retained for life. If you don’t already have a MyFIAP FIAP Photographers profile, this is your first step.

  1. Go to www.myfiap.net/user/register/fp.
  2. A short instructional video re setting up your profile and ordering FIAP Cards can be found there. Watch the video before proceeding.
  3. You will need to upload a profile photo of yourself. This photo will also be used for your FIAP Card if you need to order one.
  4. You will be allocated a FIAP Photographers number (FP profile number). You should store this and your password carefully for future login in to the MyFIAP website. You will also need to cite your FP number on any future FIAP Distinctions application.


Purchasing Your First FIAP Card

This will apply to those intending to apply for their first FIAP Distinctions. It will also apply to those who wish to attend the FIAP events mentioned above, who do not hold FIAP Distinctions. As you do not hold FIAP Distinctions, you can apply for this card at any time of year.

If you are applying for your first FIAP Distinction, DO NOT apply for a card until January in the year of application and ensure you are eligible for the Distinction AFIAP.

  1. Set up your MyFIAP profile as above.
  2. Order and pay for your card, plus postage, directly through that website. FIAP will post the card direct to your home address.
  3. You will also be emailed your FIAP Photographer Card Number immediately after purchasing your card. This is a different number to the FIAP Photographers Number (FP Profile Number, ) you received when you set up your MyFIAP login. This email, and the physical card, when it arrives in the mail, should be stored carefully as you will need the Card number for future Distinctions applications and attendance at FIAP events. It is costly to replace these cards so don’t lose it!!


Have Gained New FIAP Distinctions and Wish to Replace the FIAP Card to Update your Distinctions on the Card

It is NOT a requirement to replace your FIAP Card when you gain new Distinctions but people often like to do this so that their new Distinctions are shown on their FIAP Card. Replacements are NOT free but are substantially cheaper than your first card purchase.

  1. Once your new FIAP Distinctions have been approved by FIAP, FIAP will update your MyFIAP profile. FIAP will send you an email indicating this has been done and informing you that if you want a replacement FIAP Card with your new Distinctions on it, that you can order one. DO NOT order a new card before receiving this email or it will have your old Distinctions on it!
  2. You order your card via MyFIAP but the payment for this card must be paid via APS.
  3. These orders will only be processed by APS once a year around May/June as advertised by APS. This will be timed for after the email from FIAP has been sent to successful Distinctions recipients.
  4. A special payment page will be available in the FIAP area of the APS website specifically for the limited time window when replacement cards can be purchased.
  5. It does not matter whether you put in your card order first or pay first but please do both on the same day.


You Have FIAP Distinctions and are Replacing a Lost or Old FIAP Card

A new type of FIAP Card became available in 2016. The previous card is still valid and can be used to apply for Distinctions or attend FIAP Events. You can replace your old card with the new card type if you would like to but it’s not free.  As you have Distinctions, your replacement card must be lodged via your MyFIAP login and paid via APS. These orders will only be processed by APS once a year. Please set up a MyFIAP profile, if you don’t already have one, and follow steps 2-5 in the section above, as per those applying for replacement cards after gaining new FIAP Distinctions.


You Do Not Hold Distinctions and are Replacing a Lost FIAP Card

This will only apply to those wishing to attend one of the above mentioned FIAP events, who held a card and lost it. You need to set up a MyFIAP profile, if you don’t already have one. As you do not hold FIAP Distinctions, you purchase a pay for your card directly by logging in to your myfiap profile. Follow the same steps above as for “Purchasing Your First FIAP Card”. You can apply for this card at any time of year.