The AWS GovCloud (US) Region is designed to address the specific regulatory needs of United States federal, state and local agencies, education institutions and the supporting ecosystem. 


The AWS GovCloud (US) Region differs from other AWS Regions in several ways:

  • AWS GovCloud (US) Region accounts can be obtained only by individuals or entities that qualify as U.S. Persons under applicable regulations.
  • The sign-up process involves contacting your AWS GovCloud (US) Region Business Representative and signing an AWS GovCloud (US) Region Addendum in addition to the AWS Customer Agreement.
  • AWS Account IDs, root credentials, and IAM users are specific to the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. AWS GovCloud (US) Region accounts are always linked to a standard commercial account for billing and payment purposes.
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AWS will screen customers prior to providing access to the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. The person or entity holding the account must be a U.S. Person, not subject to sanctions regarding export laws and regulations, and must comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Your use of this service is subject to the Amazon Web Services Customer Agreement as well as the AWS GovCloud (US) Region Addendum.

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region works with a wide range of system Integrators (SI) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who have the capability to support workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. These solution providers include, for example: Deloitte, Oracle, Adobe, CACI, ESRI, URS, GTSI, Smartronix, Appian, Accelera Solutions, Aquilent, BlueRiver IT, Intelligent Decisions, Leverage IS, Pegasystems, and Optimos. Other solutions providers are welcome to contact their AWS Partner Manager to be included.

Step 1: Contact your AWS GovCloud (US) Region Business Representative for On-boarding

  • Contact your AWS GovCloud (US) Region Business Representative to start your AWS GovCloud (US) Region on-boarding process. On-boarding steps include customers screening and completion of the AWS GovCloud (US) Region Addendum.

Step 2: AWS GovCloud (US) Region Access Approval and Credentials Delivered

  • Once you have been approved for AWS GovCloud (US) Region access, your AWS GovCloud (US) Region Business Representative will deliver your AWS GovCloud (US) Region credentials and assist you in the login process.

Step 3: Access the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Step 4: Import your images into the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

  • Use VM Import to import your virtual machine images from your existing environment into the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.
  • Use Racemi DynaCenter to import your virtual machine images to/from other AWS regions and GovCloud.

Step 5: Get Help

  • Read the AWS GovCloud (US) Region User Guide.
  • Visit the AWS Architecture Center for guidance and best practices to build highly scalable and reliable applications in the AWS Cloud.
  • Want help? Get assistance from AWS technical support engineers with AWS Support.
  • Find an AWS Solution Provider from our ecosystem of Systems Integrators and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).
  • Get your questions answered by the AWS community on the AWS Community Forum.
  • If you are interested in learning whether the AWS GovCloud (US) Region is the right region for your organization, contact our AWS GovCloud (US) Region Business Representatives with questions.

Depending on the technical competencies of your organization and the complexity and size of your application, there are a variety of next steps.

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