NYLESA membership is open to any spouse or partner of a staff member of the UN and Missions to the UN.

The current membership is US$30, valid for 12 months from the month of subscription.

"The highlight was getting to meet so many talented and interesting people. I treasure the life-long friendships, solidarity and special memories that being a part of NYLESA has made possible."

Angela Bamblett

Departed member Dec 2018 & former Chair 2012-2013


Settle into Life in NYC

  • Get insights about living in the NYC area (housing/schools/healthcare etc.)
  • Make friends and build a support network
  • Join our marketplace for goods and apartment listings
  • Take advantage of arts and cultural events in NYC

Get Career and Employment Support

  • Gain valuable information and tips about working in the US including work permit and income tax
  • Participate in our career and professional development workshops and seminars
  • Improve employability skills
  • Share your CV to the NYLESA Roster

Continue your Personal Development

  • Socialize at our NYLESA coffee and cocktail gatherings
  • Benefit from NYLESA coaching sessions
  • Improve language skills at nine language tables & access UN language courses

Promote your Business

  • Advertise your business or create partnerships with other members
  • Access exclusive services, perks and discounts offered to NYLESA members
  • Share your talents and skills by offering a workshop to our members


Send your membership application and ID verification document (copy of your G4 Visa, if the name of your spouse or partner appears in the annotation section, or a copy of your UN family ID card) to

After receiving confirmation from our membership team, choose one of the following three ways to pay your membership fee:

Members who wish to renew his/her membership can also do so

1. Pay online (recommended) via PayPal
Please note that  you don’t need to have a PayPal account to pay your fees. You can pay with your credit or debit card by clicking on the link below the PayPal section on the PayPal login page.

2. Send check by post
Please send a cheque for US$30 made payable to NYLESA (please write in the cheque “Membership fee” as the reference for the payment) and supporting documents to the following address:

Mr. Eric Pasqualli (NYLESA Treasurer)
37 S Washington Avenue
NY 10530

3. Payment in person
Come to any of NYLESA’s monthly gatherings and pay your membership fee (by check or cash) along with submission of ID verification document