As of July 2021, U.S. Soccer in accordance with FIFA is requiring all players not born in the United States (regardless of club status or competition level) to request an International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Per FIFA’s Regulations, the international clearance process is required when any foreign-born player attempting to register with an affiliated club/team/league in the United States, regardless of that player’s soccer ability or citizenship and one or both below instances apply:
- Player was born outside of the United States, including U.S. citizens born abroad.
- Player previously registered with a club/team/league outside of the United States.
For a detailed overview of when a clearance is required, the clearance process, all application forms, AND How to Submit, please visit the U.S. Soccer website – INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE OVERVIEW section. When submitting information/forms to US Soccer, please include Executivedirector@dysa.org.
For a general understanding of the Clearance Pathway see the chart below
If you have further questions, AFTER reviewing the information above and on the U.S. Soccer website regarding International Transfer Clearance, you may reach out via email to Laura Sturdivant at Executivedirector@dysa.org