International Clearance

IN ACCORDANCE with FA Regulations, international clearance is required for any referee who wishes to officiate in any format of football at all levels of the game in a foreign country.

Referees must seek permission from their Referee Development Officer prior to arranging any appointments abroad.

All referees who wish to seek international clearance must have an up-to-date CRC and Safeguarding certificate.

Refereeing in a foreign country is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills as a referee and meet other colleagues from around the world.

If you require international clearance or would like further information on how you can referee abroad, please contact Suffolk FA Youth Referee Appointments Officer Ian Atkins on 01449 776384 or email 

If you are permanently moving abroad and would like to continue refereeing, you will require clearance from The FA.

For permanent international clearance, please contact FA Referee Officer Farai Hallam via email: