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First Registration Process

For U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S. may be cleared to register by simply completing and signing the First Registration Form.  This process is available to all players, regardless of current age and skill level. The player (and guardian, if player is under the age of 18) should complete and sign the First Registration Form (below) and forward the document to their affiliated member and U.S. Soccer.  U.S. Soccer will review the document and notify the affiliated member within 5 days whether the player is free to register or not via the First Registration process.

Summary
U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S. complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the First Registration Form (.pdf)
  2. Submit the completed form to State Association/League and U.S. Soccer
  3. U.S. Soccer reviews the paperwork and will notify affiliated member if player is clear to register

For Non-U.S. Citizens: A player born outside of the U.S. who is currently aged 18 or over may also be cleared to register by the First Registration process, however there is an additional step required.  Once the First Registration Form is completed and submitted, U.S. Soccer will contact the foreign federation of the player and inquire whether they have any registrations, at any level, for the player in question.  If no response is given within seven (7) days or the foreign federation confirms there was no previous registration, U.S. Soccer will notify the league member that player is free to register.  If the foreign federation states, however, that the player had been previously registered, the player cannot use the First Registration method and will have to use one of the other three methods to obtain international clearance.

Summary
Non-U.S. Citizens, complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the First Registration Form (.pdf)
  2. Submit the completed form to State Association/League and U.S. Soccer
  3. U.S. Soccer will confirm with the foreign federation the accuracy of the form and will inform the State Association/League if the player is clear to register or if other steps should be taken to obtain international clearance via one of the other methods.
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