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In this section, you will need to select YES or NO to all answers, apart from 4.2 where you will have the option of uploading a copy of your Club Safeguarding policy.

To upload a cop of this policy you need to click on the Red paper icon highlighted.

In the pop-up box that appears, you then need to change the document type to Supporting document instead of Generated by COMET.

You then need to click the Choose button and upload your Clubs Policy by double clicking on it wherever it is saved on your device.

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Clubs

This page aims to provide information to clubs making international player registrations.

You will know a registration is an international one if (INT) appears after the registration status, i.e. Entered(INT)SUBMITTED(INT).

A registration will show as international if:

- A players place of birth is outside Wales and they have not been registered on COMET before.

- A players previous club was outside Wales.

In addition to the usual player registration process, additional information will need to be provided to support international registration requests.  The guidance below aims to let clubs know what needs to be done in each different situation.

FIFA Article 19 regulates the registration of minors (under 18s), which is why we need to ask for further information. 

Registering a minor born outside wales, living in wales, who has not been registred to play football before

if the player is a british citizen

Follow the First Registration process, which can be found here.

Before submitting the registration, you will also need to provide proof of British citizenship, i.e. a copy of the players passport or birth certificate.  Please upload a clear copy of the players passport or birth certificate to the registration at the same time as you upload the players signed registration form and before submitting the registration.  Upload the passport/birth certificate in the Documents section, selecting Other from the drop down menu, as shown below.

It is also helpful if you make a note in the Notes box on the players Active Registrations tab that you have uploaded the document. 

 

if the player is not a british citizen

Follow the First Registration process, which can be found here.

In addition to submitting the registration on COMET, you will also need to fill in form 19.2.A (if the player has not been registered before, please put N/A when asked for details of the players previous club) and provide the following documents to verify the players identity and demonstrate that the player has not moved to Wales for football reasons:

1) Proof of identity and nationality player - a copy of the player’s passport.

2) Proof of identity and nationality parents - a copy of the player’s parent’s passports.

3) A proof of residence of players parents - a copy of a recently dated utility bill addressed to the player’s parents.

4) Proof of birth date (birth certificate) - a copy of the player’s birth certificate must be included in the application.

5) Employment contract of Parents - a copy of the player’s parent’s employment contracts. If one or both of the player’s parents are currently unemployed a signed letter from the parent’s confirming their current working situation should be provided please.

The completed form and copies of the documents should be emailed to registrations@faw.co.uk.

 

 

registering a minor whose last club was outside wales

if the player lives in wales

Firstly, if the player has ever been registered to play in Wales, please search for them on COMET using their surname and date of birth, or COMET ID number.  You can find a guide to this here.

If the player has not been registered in Wales before, start a First registration, by following this guide.  

Please enter the players last club and the national association in the notes box on the players Active registrations tab.

In addition to submitting the registration on COMET, you will also need to complete the 19.2.A (return to Wales) form or the 19.2.A (not linked to football) form if the player has moved to Wales for non-football reasons, and provide the following documents:

1) Proof of identity and nationality player - a copy of the player’s passport.

2) Proof of identity and nationality parents - a copy of the player’s parent’s passports.

3) A proof of residence of players parents - a copy of a recently dated utility bill addressed to the player’s parents.

4) Proof of birth date (birth certificate) - a copy of the player’s birth certificate must be included in the application.

The completed form and copies of the documents should be emailed to registrations@faw.co.uk.

 

If the player lives outside wales

A player living within 50km of the Wales/England border may be registered to play in Wales if they meet the criteria.

Firstly, if the player has ever been registered to play in Wales, please search for them on COMET using their surname and date of birth, or COMET ID number.  You can find a guide to this here.

If the player has not been registered in Wales before, start a First registration, by following this guide.  

Please enter the players last club and the national association in the notes box on the players Active registrations tab.

In addition to submitting the registration on COMET, you will also need to complete the 19.2.C form and provide the following documents:

1) Proof of identity and nationality player - a copy of the player’s passport. If a player does not hold a passport, a signed letter from the parent/guardian confirming the player’s full name and nationality must be included.

2) A proof of residence for the player - A copy of a recently dated utility bill, Bank statement or savings account addressed to the player. ONLY if a utility bill is not available a letter of confirmation of address from the player’s school will be acceptable.

3) A proof of residence for a parent - utility bill, Bank statement or savings account addressed to a parent.

4) Proof of birth date (birth certificate) - a copy of the player’s birth certificate must be included in the application.

5) Proof of distance - please see the 19.2.C form for information on how to provide this.

The completed form and copies of the documents should be emailed to registrations@faw.co.uk.

 

What happens next (minor players)?

When all the relevant documents have been uploaded or sent to registrations@faw.co.uk, these will be reviewed by the FAW Registrations department.

If anything has been missed or further information is needed, you will be contacted either by email or by the registrations being returned to Entered(INT) with a reason.

Where the player is being registered to a club competing in Tier 1-3 of the Welsh pyramid (Cymru and Ardal Leagues), we need to seek approval of the documents from FIFA.

Where the player is being registered for a club competing in Tier 4 or below, the documents will be reviewed and approved by the FAW.

Please be aware that the approval process means that these registrations normally take longer than a domestic registration.  When the documents have been approved, the registration will be Confirmed by the Registrations department.

 

 

registering an adult player born outside wales who has never registered to play football before

When registering an adult player please always check in case they have an existing record on COMET, to avoid creating a duplicate record.  You can find a guide to doing this here.

If the player does not have an existing record and has not been registered to play football in Wales before, you can start a First Registration.  You can find a guide to this here.

When saving the registration at Entered status, you will need to enter information in the Notes box.  Please enter here that the player has never registered to play football before (this is something that will always be checked if an adult has a First Registration).

The Registrations Department will need to verify that the player has not registered to play football before so may ask you to provide further information.  If they can verify that the player has not previously registered, the registration can be Confirmed.

Verifying that a player has not previously been registered may involve contacting another national association, so please be aware that this may take longer than a domestic registration.

 

registering an adult whose last club was outside wales

When registering an adult player please always check in case they have an existing record on COMET, to avoid creating a duplicate record.  You can find a guide to doing this here.

If the player does not have an existing record and has not been registered to play football in Wales before, you can start a First Registration.  You can find a guide to this here.

When saving the registration at Entered status, you will need to enter information in the Notes box.  Please enter here the name and national association of the players previous club.

As the players last club was outside Wales, as well as submitting the registraton on COMET, you will need to request an ITC on FIFA TMS.  The registration cannot be processed on COMET without the FIFA TMS process also being completed.

FIFA TMS (Transfer Matching System) is an online portal that must be used for the International Transfer of professional and amateur players.  Information on how to get access to FIFA TMS has previously be sent out by the FAW Registrations department so it may be that somebody at your club is already trained and has access to TMS.  If not, or if you require further information, you can find it here

 

what happens next (adult players where itc has been requested)?

When you have completed the application on FIFA TMS and Submitted the registration on COMET, and the Registrations department is satisfied that you have done everything correctly, the registration will change to Pending(INT) on COMET.  This means that an ITC has been requested.

The other association has 7 days to provide an ITC.  You can track how long a registration has been in this status on the International Transfers console shown below, and check the status of your players registrations on the players tab of your My Club page.

First Published

05 October 2021

Last Updated

07 October 2021

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