In accordance with article 9 of the FIFA statute of 2020, players registered at one association may only be registered at a new association once the latter has received an International Transfer Certificate from the former association. The International Transfer Certificate shall be issued free of charge without any conditions or time limit. Any provision to the contrary shall be null and void. The association issuing the International Transfer Certificate shall lodge a copy with FIFA.

Associations are forbidden from requesting the issue of an International Transfer Certificate in order to allow a player to participate in trial matches.

The new association shall inform the association(s) of the club(s) that trained and educated the player between the ages of 12 and 23 in writing of the registration of the player as a professional after receipt of the International Transfer Certificate.

An International Transfer Certificate is not required for a player under the age of 10 years.

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