International Clearance

International Clearance is required by all players moving across borders to play football. It applies to all players aged 10 and over.

Please be vigilant when registering players. If you think they have played abroad they will need clearance back before they can play in England.

"Abroad" even applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland!

Make sure you ask your players if they have played outside of England BEFORE you register them. If they have you will need to contact The FA Registrations Department. We will do our utmost to get the player cleared for you as soon as is possible.

Please bear in mind that it is not always possible to get clearances immediately. The FA has to deal with dozens of foreign Associations and sometimes the process is slow. Please also remember the time differences in some countries, especially America and Australia.

Please download the form below:
ITC Request Form

Any completed form must be returned to Registrations Department at The FA. / Fax: 0844 980 0663
The F.A. Guidance to Clubs on International Clearance - updated March 2015.

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