Join the Forum

The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum welcomes participation from all organizations; for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and industry associations with compatible technical interests. Watch the video to the right of this screen to learn more about the NFC Forum, our member meetings, and how you can make your impact on the NFC ecosystem by joining.


The NFC Forum is an independent legal entity, a 501 (c) (6) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware in the United States. If you are interested in joining the NFC Forum:

  1. Review the membership benefits for each membership level.
  2. Download the Membership Application.
  3. Download and review the By-lawsNFC Forum Rules of ProcedureIPR Policy, and Charter.
  4. Complete and sign the Membership Application. (Sponsor applicants please fill out questionnaire)
  5. Submit it by fax, scanned email, or postal mail using the contact information listed on the form.
  6. If you have questions, contact [email protected].
  7. Your application for Principal, Associate, Implementer, or Non-profit membership will be reviewed and you will be accepted immediately, if your information is complete and payment is enclosed. Membership privileges do not begin until we receive payment. For Non-profit membership applications, please submit evidence of non-profit status.

Sponsor Member applications will be reviewed by the NFC Forum Board of Directors to ensure appropriate balance across regions and sectors. For this reason, Sponsor applicants are asked for additional information on the application. You will be notified if your Sponsor Member application is accepted.

What companies are saying about the NFC Forum

“Between research, design, and manufacturing, Identiv’s transponder portfolio continues to adapt to bring the most innovative smart identities and security to the IoT. Identiv has successfully provided NFC solutions to the market for over a decade with a major boost that happened only in the last few years. The NFC Forum truly supports the market ecosystem and we’re proud to collaborate with a community of thinkers, makers, and innovators.”

Dr. Manfred Mueller
COO and General Manager, Identity and Credentials / Identiv

“As NFC Forum board member, we are committed to enhancing our contribution to the NFC technology in the many applications leveraging Infineon’s contactless and security competence. We believe that NFC is among the top technologies which are required to securely connect the real world with the digital world. Our active participation in board discussions is of high value for us since it helps to influence the market adoption of NFC technology in a more comprehensive way, especially for those segments that are not yet fully covered such as identification, mobility and automotive applications. By being a part of this important standardization body, driving decisions, we ensure that future NFC requirements for mobiles, smart wearables and other connected devices will be recognized and managed in an orchestrated (or standardized) way. In our view NFC shall work hand in hand with other means of connectivity securing a more connected life!”

Scharfen Bjoern
Head of Payment & Wearables / Infineon