Welcome to the World of IPA Houses!
IPA now has over 63 properties in 21 countries worldwide where members can stay in reasonably priced accommodation. Today there are IPA Houses across the globe, from New Zealand to Australia to South Africa to the United Kingdom – the concept is still developing with more Houses being opened each year.
For more information and the history of IPA, houses click on the image.
If you are a New Zealand IPA member and are traveling overseas and want accommodation and to meet other members in the country you are visiting please fill out the form below. This form will need to go to our Travel Secretary who will put you in touch with our international colleagues. Make sure you give plenty of notice of your travel, at least 30 days, please.
Procedure for Travel Assistance
Art. 1 Basis
The Procedure for Travel Assistance is based on articles 7 and 29 of the International Statutes and aims to standardize the process of helping IPA members (individuals or groups) requesting IPA assistance when traveling and visiting IPA Sections worldwide.
It promotes the use of a form designed to officially inform the requested section of the trip details and the kind of assistance required.
It is not necessary to use this form when personal contacts are already in place, i.e. regular group exchange visits, visiting friends, etc., or in case of an emergency (i.e. medical reasons).
This procedure is placed under the responsibility of the Chair of the Socio-Cultural Commission
Art. 2 Deadlines
A sufficient time before the visit must be allowed so that assistance can be provided at its best:
Group travel: At least 3 months’ notice Individual travel: At least 1 month’s notice.
Art. 3 Conditions
An anticipated itinerary and requirements should be clearly given by the applicant.
A separate form should be used for each requested IPA section.
Art. 4 Procedure
The travel form and details of all IPA sections can be found on the international website, or on request by the secretaries general of all IPA sections worldwide.
The applicant is required to complete the travel form and send it to their national section, which will provide written confirmation of the applicant’s membership and sign the document.
The national section or the applicant shall then send the travel form electronically to the person in charge in the requested section(s).
Art. 5 Financial Responsibility
The applicant is expected to bear any financial costs incurred during their visit
Art. 6 IPA Travel Form
Applicants are requested to complete the IPA Travel Form attached below to this procedure.
This Procedure for Travel Assistance was adopted by the IEC during the IPA World Congress in New Zealand in 2016 and entered into force on 7 October 2016. It replaces any previous directives or decisions concerning this issue.