Any player over the age of 18 who has been previously registered to a club in another country cannot be registered to an affiliated club in the United States until U.S. Soccer has received an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) from the player's former association.
In order to initiate this process, the player should follow these steps:
1. Complete the ITC Request Form (click to download).
Please note the request will not be processed unless the entire document is fully completed and signed by the player.
2. Forward the form to Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, who will then send it to U.S. Soccer.
Upon receipt of the completed form, U.S. Soccer will request the player's ITC from the national association with which the player was most recently registered. Once a response is received, U.S. Soccer will notify the State Association/League immediately via e-mail.
Per FIFA regulations, the foreign association has up to 30 days from the date the ITC was formally requested from U.S. Soccer to respond, after which U.S. Soccer can issue a Provisional ITC to allow the player to be registered immediately. Written confirmation that Provisional Clearance has been granted from U.S. Soccer is need prior to the player being placed on a NCS/State Cup roster.
If you have questions about the process please contact:
Terri Filippetti - firstname.lastname@example.org