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How to Join


By the People for the People

Northern Star Credit Union has served the community of Hampton Roads for over 90 years. If you live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in one of the seven cities, you’re eligible for membership.

  • Portsmouth
  • Chesapeake
  • Suffolk
  • Hampton
  • Newport News
  • Virginia Beach
  • Norfolk

Portsmouth Branch


Applying Online

Northern Star Credit Union appreciates your hard work at both your career and with your family. We realize it may not be easy to find time in a busy schedule to stop by our office, so we created an online application to suit your needs. With it you can apply for membership, open select accounts, and even fund the accounts directly from your other accounts at other financial institutions.

Click here for our online membership application.

Applying in Person

This is the traditional method for applying for membership to Northern Star. Stop by one of our branches and sign up today. Signing up for membership is very easy and takes about fifteen minutes. Just like our online application, when signing the membership agreement, you must present two valid forms of identification. We'll be more than happy to help you improve your credit score with Score Enhancement when you stop by.

Acceptable forms of Identification

Federal regulations require us to verify your identity when you sign up for membership, an account, or a service with the credit union. It must be an official picture ID with your date of birth and a correct address. Below is a list of acceptable forms of identification at Northern Star. If you have any questions about the verification of your identity, please call us at 757-487-3474.

Picture Identification

  • Driver's License
  • State-issued ID
  • U.S. Passport