The links below are for use by all Clubs, as required under the FIBA Internal Regulations Book 3, that regulate International Player Transfers and Player Licensing requirements. Click on the links below to complete the online FIBA Player Letter of Clearance, the FIBA License Application. See NOTES or download the FIBA documents as required.
All Players (no matter Nationality or age) who last played / were registered with another Federation abroad i.e. outside of GB (this includes clubs in Northern Ireland) – FIBA International Clearance is required before any license to play can be issued. FIBA charge a fee of 250CH for all players, 18 and over under this criteria, unless they are first time registration i.e. never registered to play in another country or Non UK Nationals coming from an Educational establishment, that is NOT of their Nationality ie Non USA National coming from a US College – NO FEE. USA Players coming from a US College, a FEE as above will apply.
Where such a player is exempt from a Fee BUT was previously registered in another country BEFORE going to the USA, then an additional clearance will also be required from last Federation holding their license registration and a fee of 250CH will be applied by FIBA. All fees are invoiced by FIBA to the club contcat direct and payable to FIBA. No license can be issued until the Fee is paid and Clearance has been approved by FIBA.
For all players under the above requirement, who are U18 at the time of the application and have been previously registered in another country prior to registering for the current season, then a FIBA Letter of Clearance is required. FIBA do not charge a fee, it is FREE
Players who are Non UK Nationals aged 14 and over, (i.e. born before 1st January 2009) and have never played in any Country before playing in GB i.e. registering for the first time to play basketball – FIBA International Clearance is required. FIBA do not charge a fee for this process. NOTE – This applies to players who hold Dual Nationality i.e born in GB -No GB Passport but a NON GB Passport is held.
Players who are Under 14 for season 2023-2024 (FIBA define as born on 1st January 2009 or after this date ) and are Non UK Nationals,(as defined above) who have NEVER been registered to play basketball in any Country before playing in GB, i.e. this is their FIRST REGISTRATION to play Basketball, do not require at this time to complete a FIBA Letter of Clearance. PLEASE NOTE the age criteria shown is for FIBA International Clearance purposes ONLY.
The completed FIBA Player Self Declaration Form and / or the National Team Declaration Form (U18 players Only) should be completed and attached to the FIBA Players Letter of Clearance Application Form, as below. FIBA may require further information depending on the nature of the U18 Transfer, i.e. has played basketball in another country, see FIBA Letter of Clearance Form or view the regulations, click below for full requirements. U18 FIBA Letters of Clearance are FREE, unless exceptions defined by FIBA apply.
FIBA Internal Regulations Book 3 Chapter 2 Pages 16 to 18 – Articles 71 to 84 apply.
A FIBA A License is required for all Non UK Nationals (under 18 or Senior) playing each season, in the BBL or WBBL. If the player is returning to the BBL or WBBL, having been registered to play last season in GB and has a FIBA Letter of Clearance i.e. 2022-2023, or earlier, who has NOT registered to play outside of GB during this time, then no new FIBA Player Letter of Clearance will be required. BBL/WBBL Clubs – Use the FIBA A License Application Form below.
GB Internal Transfer Clearance
If the player (U18 or Adult (18 & over)) was previously registered to play with another BBL/WBBL Club, then the current GB Internal transfer process should be followed. A Link to the required GB Transfer application form is below.
If the player previously registered with a NON BBL/WBBL Club to the BBL/WBBL or Vice Versa, then the GB Internal Transfer process will be followed. A link to the GB Transfer application forms as below.
If the player (U18 or Adult (18 & Over)) has played in an HCA league (England,Scotland or Wales) and moves from that HCA league, to a club in another HCA league, then the GB Internal Transfer process must be followed. e.g. played in England, moves to Scotland and registers to play with a team in the Scottish League and vice versa, ie. cross border player movement. A link to the GB Internal Transfer from is shown below.
The FIBA regulations covering International Transfers and Registration are available- – Click here PLEASE NOTE Articles 71 to 85 apply to the variables of U18 Transfers. Pages 15 to 19 of the document.
FORM LINKS – Select the Appropriate Form, from the List below.
FIBA Letter of Clearance Application Form – Applicable for all leagues – Please ensure that all requested documents are uploaded with this form. Failure to do so will cause delay in processing. Once completed this form is emailed automatically to the BBF. Before beginning to process the application it is advisable that you have all documents required ready to be uploaded.
FIBA National Team Declaration Form – U18 NON UK Nationals ONLY – Click Download The Completed form in PDF Format, should be attached to the online FIBA Clearance application for the player. Please NOTE the National team is the same as the Nationality of the Player – THE FORM HAS BEEN UPDATED as at 2nd September 2022 as per the link above. – No other version will be accepted by FIBA.
FIBA A or B License Application – BBL/WBBL Clubs ONLY – This is emailed to the BBF Automatically. NOT REQUIRED if a FIBA Player LOC (above) has been completed, as the FIBA A or B License application will be carried out as part of this process, once FIBA approve the transfer.
BBF License Application Form is for BBL/WBBL Clubs Only.
BBF License Application Form – BBL/WBBL CLUBS ONLY – The completed form is emailed automatically to the BBF.
GB Internal Transfer – ADULT (18 & Over) Form Click here The completed form is automatically emailed to the BBF
GB Under 18 Internal Transfer FORM Click here The completed form is automatically emailed to the BBF
BBF -UKAD Clean Sport Statement Click to View.