Are you forever having problems obtaining players because of work permits? This Guide explains almost all you need to know about Work Permits.
In the game it is only clubs from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland who must apply for work permits for players. Each player concerned with obtaining a work permit must meet a certain criteria decided by FIFA. The following is the criteria that each player is assessed on when making an application for a work permit.
A player must have a number of high attributes in all aspects of their game, this being the technical, physical and mental attributes. A player with a higher potential ability (PA) is more likely to obtain a work permit.
A player must have played for his country in at least 75% of its competitive 'A' team matches he was available for selection, during the two years preceding the date of the application; and,
The player's country must be at or above 70th place in the official FIFA world rankings when averaged over the two years preceding the date of the application.
The definition of a competitive 'A' team international match is a:
• World Cup Finals game
• World Cup Qualifying group game
or any Football Association Confederation Tournament match, for example:
• The FIFA Confederations Cup;
• The UEFA European Championships and Qualifiers;
• The African Cup of Nations and Qualifiers;
• The Asia Nations Cup and Qualifiers;
• The CONCACAF Gold Cup;
• The CONCACAF The Copa Caribe;
• The CONMEBOL Copa America;
• The OFC Nations Cup and
• The UNCAF Nations Cup
Exclusion from selection for international matches due to injury or suspension will be taken into consideration when applying the criteria. It should be noted that where a player is listed as on the substitutes bench, he will not be considered as injured when reaching a decision on a work permit application. So don't start your moaning.
Length of Issue
The work permit will be issued for the period of the player's contract and up to a maximum of five years.
If you wish to buy a player from a club within the UK who has already acquired a work permit a Re-Application must take place before the player can sign for you, It doesn't matter whether they are already playing for a UK club already.
You can still apply for a work permit for a player even thought the transfer window has closed. The player will either sign at the end of there current contract or when the transfer window is re-opened unless of course if the player is on a free transfer.
Nationalities of Players That do not Require Work Permits
Here is a list of the countries whose players will not need a work permit:
• French Guiana
• Northern Ireland
• New Caledonia
• Czech republic
• San Marino
I Hope this Article Clears up many blackspots for some of you.
Written by Borat
On Friday 1st December - 04:01
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