Annual Meetings Registration and Accreditation

Registration for the 2022 Annual Meetings is OPEN.

Attendance to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) Annual Meetings is by invitation only. All participants must be accredited in advance of the Meetings. To facilitate accreditation and registration, the participants are divided into different categories, described below. Please determine your registration category and submit your registration request accordingly.

Participants are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible to avoid delays.


Registration for Delegates is now Open.

Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the IMF and the WBG. Delegates are registered through the IMF and WBG Offices of Executive Directors. If you have any questions about Delegate registration, please forward your inquiries to


Registration for Observers is now Open.

Observers are the representatives of international, regional, and economic organizations that have been pre-approved and invited by the IMF and the WBG. If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiries to

List of Observers

Civil Society Representatives

Registration for CSOs is now Open.

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations.

All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Annual Meetings must obtain individual accreditation.

As in previous years, the Civil Society Policy Forum, a program of policy dialogue sessions for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), will be held ahead of the Annual Meetings.Information on the Policy Forum and the schedule of sessions will be posted on the WBG Civil Society website.

Online registration will close on Monday, September 26, 2022.


Press registration is now Open.

Members of the Press with valid credentials are invited to attend the Meetings. All working Press must have Annual Meetings credentials to attend the Meetings. To be accredited, you must present one of the following:

1.  Valid press credentials issued by national or local authorities;


2.  Clear evidence that you are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the IMF and WBG to determine whether access to the Annual Meetings is granted.  If you have any questions about Press registration please forward your inquiries to


Guest Registration is now Open.

Please email with any inquiries.

Guests are representatives of government bodies, private sector or academia.

All Guests are subject to clearance. Online registration will close on Monday, September 26, 2022. Because the clearance process may take up to two weeks, Guests are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Guest accreditation is not transferrable.

Who may apply as a Guest?

1.   Parliamentarians and Senators.

2.   Private Sector: Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting, and contractor firms who have professional interest in the operations and affairs of the IMF and the WBG.

3.   Academia: University professors, researchers, and faculty members who have professional and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the IMF and the WBG. For students interested in attending, an endorsement letter is required from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University confirming status in the University and stating academic interest (Note: Supporting documentation should be submitted with the online application ).

IMF Guest or WBG Guest?

Applicants are requested to choose whether they are to be listed as IMF Guests or WBG Guests, based on their focus during the Annual Meetings. The choice of the Fund or the Bank will not preclude access to venues and events at the other institution. Therefore, except for restricted events, all IMF and WBG Guests will have access to both Bank and Fund venues. (Note: Submitting Guest registration requests to both institutions will substantially delay the processing of your application).

IMF Guests with existing IMF Connect accounts may register here.

All other IMF Guests may register here.

WBG Guests may register here.  

If you have any questions about Guest registration, please forward your inquiries to:

IMF Guest Registration Team:

WBG Guest Registration Team:

IMF and WBG Staff, including field office staff who have headquarters-issued regular IMF/WBG staff IDs, will be permitted to access all buildings with their staff photo ID and do NOT need to register unless attending meetings where additional credentials are required.


Participants seeking access to the Annual Meetings venues, especially on the dates when the security perimeter is established around the buildings, must be accredited in advance of the 2022 Annual Meetings. Participants are required to carry their passports or other means of photographic identification. As Meetings badges should bear the most recent photograph, participants should plan to present themselves to be photographed, provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and obtain their individual identification badges.

Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Please plan your attendance at the Annual Meetings events in advance.

Further information on on-site registration may be provided closer to the Meetings dates.