Entry Prior to 10 Process
A player born outside of the United States (U.S.) who moved to the U.S. prior to his tenth birthday and has been continuously living in the U.S. since moving may be cleared by U.S. Soccer by providing documentation detailed in 1, 2, or 3 below.
- If the player is currently under age 10, submit the completed Entry Prior to Age 10 application and a copy of the player’s birth certificate or passport; no other documentation is required.
- If the player is currently age 10 or older and has a U.S. Permanent Resident Card (green card) that includes a “Resident Since” date that is prior to the player’s tenth birthday, submit the completed Entry Prior to Age 10 application and a copy of the player’s U.S. Permanent Resident Card; no other documentation is required.
- If the player is currently age 10 or older and cannot provide the documentation detailed in #2 above, submit the completed Entry Prior to Age 10 application, a copy of the player’s birth certificate or passport, and a complete copy of one of the following documents for the player that was issued prior to the player’s tenth birthday:
- Report card issued by a U.S. school
- Registration record from a U.S. school or school district that clearly indicates that the player began attending a U.S. school prior to the player’s tenth birthday
- Record from an exam at a U.S. health care provider (Written summary provided after the exam that includes patient’s name and date of birth, date of visit, diagnosis, treatment, receipt for payment, etc.)
- Registration record and payment receipt confirming that the player registered for a sport other than soccer in the U.S.
- Immunization record confirming that the player received immunizations from a U.S. healthcare provider prior to the player’s tenth birthday. The record must include the name and address of the health care provider, the date that the immunizations were administered, and the signature of the person who administered the immunizations. (Note that an electronic record such as a school immunization record or a centralized database record may not be acceptable as the record may not clearly confirm that immunizations were administered in the U.S. If the electronic record clearly indicates that the record was printed before the player’s tenth birthday then we may be able to use the electronic record.)
Please note that children have medical privacy rights and there is no obligation to release any information concerning a child's medical history or identifiers.
A player born outside of the U.S. may not be added to a team’s roster and may not participate in any games until the player has been cleared or until North Texas Soccer sends an email to you stating that the player may be added to a team’s roster.
Questions? Please send an email to email@example.com
Submit completed application and required documentation to North Texas Soccer using one of the following methods:
EMAIL (Preferred) Scan documents into one multi-paged PDF and email the PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
FAX 214-297-5030 ATTN: International Clearance (Include your name and email address on the fax cover sheet.
Once the player has been cleared, North Texas Soccer will send a confirmation email to you.)
MAIL North Texas Soccer
ATTN: International Clearance
3803 Parkwood Blvd Ste 200
Frisco TX 75034