Junior and Youth Players
Junior and Youth players (U/10 to U/18 age groups) who last played overseas (even if not for an associated competition) must also complete an International Transfer Application applicable to their current status (please see below). When registering online you must state that you last played overseas and provide the required details. Also ensure that you completely and correctly fill in the MWFA Application to Register questions. As well, please contact the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately after registration for ensure you have completed the correct forms. Failure to provide any details at registration time will delay your registration. Applications for junior and youth international transfers can sometimes take months to be approved so please contact the registrar asap. DO NOT pay on-line registration until the International Transfer has been approved. Please see below for all requirements for junior and youth players wanting to apply for an international transfer:
Senior Amateur Players
Senior players who last played overseas (even if not for an associated competition) need to complete an International Transfer Application. When registering online you must state that you last played overseas and provide the required details. Also ensure that you completely and correctly fill in the MWFA Application to Registration questions. Failure to provide these details at registration time will delay your registration. A completed MWFA Application to Register, an International Transfer Application and a copy of your passport must be forwarded to the registrar (email@example.com) in order for the International Transfer Application to be forwarded to the FFA. Please note that these applications can sometimes take many weeks for approval to be given so please forward all necessary documentation asap.
An ITC request is triggered during the PlayFootball self-registration process, which requires the player to respond truthfully to the following questions: (a) Was the player’s last registration to play football in another country? (b) In which country (other than AUSTRALIA) did the player last register? (c) With which Club did the player last register in [NAME OF COUNTRY IN (b)]? (d) In which year did the player last register in [NAME OF COUNTRY IN (b)]?
If the player answers “yes” to question (a) their registration status switches to ‘Pending ITC”. It is then the responsibility of the Club Registrar to find that player in the “Approve Registrations” tab of their MyFootballClub administration portal, review the information entered on that player’s MyFootballClub record, and either: (a) click the “Request ITC” button, if the information is correct; or (b) if the information is incorrect or incomplete (for example, “blanks” or listing “Australia” as their last registration) contact the player and ask them to amend these details so that the Club may then click the “Request ITC” button.
Once “Request ITC” is selected, it will appear as “Requested by Club”. The player’s data is then sent to FFA so that they may request an ITC. FFA will update PlayFootball with the date the ITC was requested from the player’s former national association. FFA cannot register a player unless and until: (a) the ITC is received; or (b) no response has been received from the National Association within 30 days from the date FFA sends the ITC request. As a guiding principle, Clubs should allow 35 days from the date the ITC is requested by selecting “Request ITC” on MyFootballClub. However, during peak periods this timeframe may vary.
If the player is transferring from the national association of one of the following countries, they (or the Club on the player’s behalf) are advised send the Member Federation a scan of the player’s passport:
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Suriname, Uruguay or Venezuela.
Whilst it is not mandatory to provide a copy of the player’s passport, it is strongly encouraged to assist in expediting the process.
If the player is transferring from the United States, the Club (on the player’s behalf) are advised to send the Member Federation the following additional details:
The name of the player’s former club in the United States;
The location of the player’s former club in the United States – city and state; and
The player’s last state of residence in the United States.
Players should contact their Club regarding ITC-related queries. Players (and parents or representatives of players) should not contact FFA directly – this will only delay the process.