FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does it cost to join Servas? Nothing
How much does it cost to stay overnight with a Servas Host? Nothing
How much does it cost to get a Letter of Introduction (the passport for Servas Travelers)? Nothing
How long does the application process take? If all goes well with email, snail mail and the interview, it should not take more than two weeks!
Do I have to be a Host? No.
Do I have to travel? No.
Is there screening process for Hosts and Travelers? Every person applying for Servas membership is vetted. Applicants are interviewed - usually by the National Secretary of their home country or other qualified interviewer - to be sure that they believe in our peace goals and understand the obligations of both hosting and traveling with Servas.
Host FAQ
What are the obligations of a Servas Host? CLICK HERE for "Responsibilities of Servas Hosts"
How long do overnight Travelers expect to stay? Most hosts offer at least two nights with additional nights at the discretion of the host.
How many travelers can I expect to host in a year? Depends entirely on where you live. Also, we've found that an exciting description of you and your area on the Host List can greatly increase the number of travelers who come to visit.
Can I turn down travelers? Absolutely. You are under no obligation to share your home with anyone you are not comfortable with. But if you urn down a traveler because of race, religion or country of origin, maybe Servas is not for you.
Traveler FAQ
What are the obligation of a Servas Traveler? CLICK HERE for "Responsibilities of Servas Travelers".
How long is a Letter of Introduction valid? One year.
How many Hosts can I stay with in a year? As many as you want.
Can I just meet with a Servas member without staying in their home? Certainly. Some Hosts actually prefer that and are called "Day Hosts" on the country Host List.
How do I find Servas Hosts? Host Lists are controlled and maintained by each country. They can usually be obtained from your country's National Secretary. Most Host Lists are online but some are still being printed on paper and will take longer to obtain. Host Lists are only available to approved Servas members.
How long can a Traveler expect to stay? Most hosts offer at least two nights with additional nights at the discretion of the host.