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International Section
International Forms:
 
**Effective July 1, 2011 the following NEW rules are in place for players born outside the United States**

**ALL Players that were born outside the US MUST complete one of the form below**

Explaination of Process:

FIFA requires all players over the age of 12, regardless of their ability or citizenship, to receive an international transfer clearance (“ITC”) from their former country when they are attempting to register to play soccer in a different country (i.e., the United States). U.S. Soccer is responsible for obtaining that ITC on behalf of all players in the U.S. participating in affiliated leagues.

FIFA, however, prohibits the transfer of players between the ages of 12 to 17 (minors) unless the player meets one of two exceptions:

(a) The player has moved with his/her parents to the U.S. for reasons other than playing soccer (e.g. work);
or (b) The player and prospective club are both located within 30 miles of an international border.

If the player can prove to FIFA that either of the two exceptions above has been met, U.S. Soccer would be permitted to request the ITC for that minor player. If the player does not meet one of the two exceptions above, the available options to register are listed below.

In 2009, FIFA instituted the FIFA TMS system. TMS is an online method to provide FIFA with documentation to prove that a player fits either of the two exceptions above. Documents are uploaded into FIFA’s system and are reviewed by FIFA, who then makes the final determination on whether an ITC request could be fulfilled for a minor player. However, U.S. Soccer has received a limited exemption from FIFA from the requirement to use the electronic FIFA TMS system. U.S. Soccer is now responsible for the documentation, review and determination of whether a player meets either of the two exceptions above. Although required to uphold the same standards as FIFA, U.S. Soccer is able to review the documents on an expedited basis and determine whether an ITC request could be made for a minor player.

 

Process and which Form and Supporting Documention is Required:

**P12 & FR11 Forms are to be given to your registrar for processing.  ITC forms should be send to the VYSA State Office for processing.                             

                                             
DO NOT SEND ANYTHING DIRECTLY TO US SOCCER FEDERATION!

International Transfer Clearance Options:
Under FIFA’s rules, there are four options by which a player born outside of the U.S. can register with an affiliated league:

1.Entry Prior to Age 12 (P12) - Any Player who entered the U.S. prior to the age of 12 (regardless of their current age) can supply a copy of an official document to prove that fact (e.g. – report cards, permanent resident card, medicare card, immunization records, doctor records).

2.First Registration (FR11)- a. U.S. Citizens U.S. citizens born outside of the U.S. (regardless of current age) may simply complete and sign the First Registration form attesting that the player has never been registered at any level to play soccer in any other country. VYSA can immediately clear the player.

b. Non-U.S. Citizens – A player born outside of the U.S., who is currently over the age of 18, and has NOT played soccer in another country may complete the First Registration form with all the Minors Documentation (see below).   U.S. Soccer will contact the foreign federation for confirmation, and once that is received, U.S. Soccer can clear the player.   In order to get registered under this process, the minor player (and parents) should follow these steps: Collect required copies of the following documentation and submit it to your registrar:

3. Minors – Any player between the age of 12 to 17 who is NOT eligible for #1 or #2 above, must complet an First Registration (FR11) form with all the Minors Documenation (see below).   In order to get registered under this process, the minor player (and parents) should follow these steps: Collect required copies of the following documentation and submit it to your registrar:

  1. Player’s Passport
  2. Player’s Birth Certificate
  3. Player’s Parents’ Passports
  4. Player’s Parents’ Work Visas (if available)
  5. Player’s Parents’ Proof of Residence (Water bill, lease agreement, etc.)
  6. Player’s Parents’ Proof of Employment (Pay Stub, Employment Verification Letter, etc.
     

ITC Request (ITC)Players 18 years of age and over who are not eligible for the Entry Prior to Age 12 or First Registration options, will need to fill out the ITC Request Form and submit it to VYSA.   VYSA will send the form on to U.S. Soccer will then request the ITC from the former federation. Per FIFA regulations, that federation has up to 30 days to respond after which U.S. Soccer can issue a provisional international transfer clearance.

Any questions on International Forms, please contact Lisa Wilson at the State Office - 540-693-1430

                              Chart to help with International Forms:

Forms and support documents submitted with roster to Assigned League Registrar (ALR)
Documents approved by ALR
 
 
 
 
Form
# of copies
Support docs
# of copies
1. All Players, 11 or younger, who were born outside the US
P12
Org+3 copies
Registrar to submit copy of approved roster
2.  All Players, 12 and older, who were born outside the US, and entered the US prior to 12 years of age.
P12
Org+3 copies
See list P12 below
1 copies
3. US citizens, any age, who were born outside the US and have never registered with any team in another country
**P12 form is strongly recommended on behalf of US Soccer**
FR11
Org+3 copies
See list P12 below
1 copies
4. All players, 12-17, who were born outside the US, and entered the US after 12 years of age; and who have never registered with another country.
FR11
Org+3 copies
All items on minors list
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forms and support documents submitted to VYSA State Office
Documents approved by USYS/USSF/FIFA 
Player may not be rostered or participate with team until approval is received.
 
 
 
 
Form
Support docs
# copies
1. All players, 12-17, who were born outside the US, and entered the US after 12 years of age; and who have played soccer in another country.
ITC
All items on minors list
1 copy
5. All other players born outside the US
ITC
None

 

P12 Documentation (They must show that the player is younger then 12 years of age)
Acceptable:
School report cards, Doctor records, Immunization records, Medicare Card, Certificate of Baptism
Previous registration history with a sports program
 
 
Unacceptable forms of proof documentation include, but are not limited to, the following:
Passport entry page, Class Photo from 3rd Grade that does not individually identify each student
Letter from player/parents verifying the date they moved to the country
 
 
Minors Documentation

All of the following MUST be submitted:
 

1. Player’s Passport
2. Player’s Birth Certificate
3. Player’s Parents’ Passports
4. Player’s Parents’ Work Visas (if available)
5. Player’s Parents’ Proof of Residence (Water bill, lease agreement, etc.)
6. Player’s Parents’ Proof of Employment (Pay Stub, Employment Verification Letter, etc.

 


Permission to Travel:


International Paperwork for Travel:

Submit the following paperwork to the VYSA State Office for International Travel. Once VYSA approval is granted, the applications will be forward to US Soccer:
  • A completed Application for Foreign Travel (must be the original no copies or faxes)
  • A copy of the official brochure, pamphlet, invitation or applicable material for the Tournament.
  • A copy of the approved roster which includes all players and team officials
  • A $50 check per team payable to US Soccer
  • A signed Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act signed
  • VYSA On-line Permission to travel

Forms to Host a Tournament involving Foreign Teams:

Submit the following paperwork to the VYSA State Office 60 days prior to the tournament. Once approval is granted by VYSA, the applications will be forward to US Soccer:

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