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Are You Interested?

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • You attend a congregation that has been invited by the local branch office. Or, someone in an eligible congregation has invited you to join their travel group. Your congregation secretary can provide further details on these arrangements.

  • You are exemplary in every respect, including dress and grooming.

  • You are able to travel without the physical assistance of others. Standing and walking for long periods of time should not pose a health risk.

  • You can stay in one of the designated hotels for a minimum of seven nights.

All applicants should meet one of the following requirements, as of January 1, 2016:

  • 19 years of age or older and serve as elders, as ministerial servants, or in some form of full-time service.

  • Baptized for 20 years or longer. The baptized mates of such ones may apply as well.

  • Baptized and unbaptized minor children between the ages of 12 and 19 years and are still living at home may accompany their baptized parent(s).

  • Baptized adult children still living at home may accompany their baptized parent(s).


  • Airfare, hotel stays, meals, and other costs can be expensive. Heed Jesus’ advice at Luke 14:28 to “calculate the expense.”

  • Only individuals who are selected by the branch office as delegates should plan to attend one of the special conventions. Problems arise when individuals who are not delegates attend these events due to the limited amount of space at each convention location.

  • Applications should be submitted by the date specified by the congregation secretary.

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This is the official website for the 2016 Special Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses.