SURE YOUR PLAYERS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY...
International clearance is required by all players moving across
borders to play football. It applies to all players of 10 years
of age 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.
term "abroad" even applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern
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. They will do their utmost to
get the player cleared for you as soon as possible.
Please note: it is not always possible to get clearances
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.
and players may be required to complete an application form
which is available from The FA Registrations' Department or
online. A separate form is also required for applications from
the United States.
seeking International Clearance should make a request in writing
to The FA Registrations Department (details below).
Full details about international clearance including different
categories of players can be found on the FA website via the
FA INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE SUPPORT
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE ENGLISH
The FA Registrations Department
Phone: 0800 169 1863