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 us here at the 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 from related documents:
- How It Works - Requesting a FIFA International Transfer Certificate
- International Clearance for Players coming from overseas
- International Clearnace - US Soccer Federation 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 October 2011.