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 – 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 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.
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 (i.e. do not have British Citizenship at time of birth, players with dual Nationality MAY be a British Citizen under defined circumstances ) aged 14 to 18 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.
Players who are Under 14 for season 2022-2023 (FIBA define as born on 1st January 2008 or after this date ) and 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. 2021-2022, then no new FIBA Player Letter of Clearance will be required. Use the FIBA A License Application Form below.
If the player was registered to play with another club (BBL/WBBL ) in Great Britain in season 2021-2022, then the current internal BBL / WBBL transfer process (IF APPLICABLE) should be followed. The FIBA system will be checked to ensure a valid International Clearance is held by FIBA.
If the player is transferring from another NON BBL/WBBL Club then the GB Internal Transfer process will be followed. The BBF will communicate with the applicant club direct on the process required.
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. FIBA will accept an old form (June 22 version) if the DATE of signature is shown
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.
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