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International Clearance

International Clearance
 

Per FIFA's Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, the international clearance process is required when any foreign-born player over the age of 10 is attempting to register with an affiliated club in the United States, regardless of that player's ability or citizenship. U.S. Soccer is responsible for properly obtaining that clearance on behalf of these players before they can register and participate in an affiliated league.

The age for resident prior to 12 has now changed to 10.  So the new form is the P10.  Please click here to download this form and submit the form for all international born players entering the United States prior to age 10.  Email the form and required documents to US Soccer at player_registration@ussoccer.org or mail to the address on the form.

All players registering with your club that have an international birth certificate (even those base-born children) must receive international clearance prior to playing in an official match.  Players with international birth certificates will need international clearance prior to participating in any OSA President or State Cup competitions.

Failure to follow this process may be subject to a $25,000 penalty fee instituted by FIFA.

Each club should conduct an audit of player registration through their team managers to ensure that all international born players have clearance.  Evidence of International Clearance must be available at check-in for President/State Cup (required at regional check-in)


Regional and National President Cup Series

Rules change 302
A player who participated in quarter, semi or final matches in a designated NCS series or participated in National League or the most competitive division of the respective league, is not eligible to participate in a Regional or National Presidents Cup. (This includes CPP players).

Thank you for your attention to these important changes in player registration and cup competition. If you have any concerns or questions on your players' eligibility, please feel free to contact Pauletta Price, OSA Competitive Director at pauletta@oksoccer.com


For additional information or other related to International Clearance, click here to go to US Soccer's ITC section.

The chart below explains which process should be used, depending on the player's age:

 

Living in U.S. prior to age of 10

Moved to U.S. after age 10, but was never registered outside U.S.

Previously registered to club outside the U.S.

Age 10-17, U.S. Citizen

Prior to 10

First Registration

Minors Process

Age 10-17, Non-U.S. Citizen

Prior to 10

Minors Process

Minors Process

Age 18+

Prior to 10

First Registration

ITC Request

*Any foreign-born players under the age of 10 should also submit 'Proof of Entry Prior to 10' documentation to U.S. Soccer in order to receive immediate clearance.

Please contact U.S. Soccer Registration Department with any questions.


 
 
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