In accordance with the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP), an international clearance is required for any player aged 10 and over who wishes to register for a Club in New Zealand and has previously been registered for a Club abroad; or who is a foreign national seeking to register for the first time in this country.
Please refer to the International Transfer Flowchart below to discover what kind of ITC that you may need:
New Zealand Football Guide to ITCs
The guide HERE is designed to give clubs and players an overview of the process(es) that are undertaken to complete an International Transfer, as well as outlining the documents that are needed to complete an application.
Note: As the Baywide Youth league is a school competition, there are some exemptions for players playing in school teams in these competitions only. Please contact Graeme for further information or clarification.
FIFA Guide to Submitting a Minor Application: click HERE
This guide provides an insight to the rules on the protection of minors, an overview of the application process for Minor ITC’s, a summary of the types of applications and the required documentation as well as some frequently asked questions. The purpose of this is to educate stakeholders on the process and requirements relating to Minor ITC’s. Please reference the guide when making minor applications.
To Run a Report on Players with a Country of Birth other than NZ:
The ‘List of Players Registrations’ report shows, amongst other things, the players country of birth. This report can be found at - Reports & Statistics =>> Clubs & Players =>> List of Players Registrations (4th report from top of list).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who has to apply for an International Transfer?
Any player aged 10 and over who wishes to register for a Club in New Zealand and has previously played for a Club abroad; or who is a foreign national seeking to register for the first time in this country.
The Player says he has never been registered to a club, and only played unaffiliated football. Do I still need to apply for an ITC?
An ITC is required even if the player advises they have previously not been registered to an overseas club.
What if a Player needed an ITC last year but for whatever reason(s) did not obtain one, and have therefore been playing without one?
Compliance with NZF’s RSTP is an essential part of registering to play football in New Zealand, one aspect of which is the ITC process. Clubs who field players who require ITCs but who have not obtained them expose their Club and their teams to disciplinary sanctions; this can include and is not limited to loss of competition points and financial penalties.
If you are unsure if a player requires an ITC, please contact Catherine Clark
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