C 9 APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
C 9.1 Application for membership shall be submitted to the Bureau with
C 9.1.1 a statement of the name of the national body which must reflect the territorial extent, jurisdiction, and tradition of that country or Sport Country,
C 9.1.2 a copy of the constitution and rules of the body applying for membership, and
C 9.1.3 the appropriate affiliation fee.
C 9.2 The Bureau shall have the power to approve the applicant for membership. If such membership is not accepted, the applicant is allowed to appeal this decision. In this case, the next General Congress shall decide. That decision shall be final.
C 9.3 Members must seek approval of the FINA Bureau for any change of name and/or constitution before such changes are valid.