Travel Sanctioning

Anytime a team travels outside of Alberta to compete in a tournament or attend a training camp, they must complete a travel permit application.

Travel permits protect:

  1. The traveling team. Travel permits are only approved if the tournament is sanctioned by the associated Provincial, State or National Soccer Association. Restricting travel to unaffiliated tournaments ensures teams are travelling to a real tournament with universal standards and therefore reduces the risk to teams
  2. The tournament. By requiring a travel permit, tournament organizers know that those attending their event are properly registered and in good standing
  3. The players. All players and team officials attending a sanctioned event in Alberta are covered under Alberta Soccer’s insurance policy. Travel permits extend this coverage beyond Alberta’s borders for the duration of the tournament

All travel permit applications for travel within Canada or the US be submitted at least 14 days prior to departure. Applications for travel internationally must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to departure. Tournaments will not permit a team to compete without a signed travel permit application.

Travel permit application process:

  1. Team/club submits all required forms and fees to their District
  2. District approves travel permit and roster and sends it to Alberta Soccer
  3. Alberta Soccer approves the permit and returns it to the District
  4. If necessary, Alberta Soccer obtains permission from Canada Soccer before returning the approved permit to the District
  5. Alberta Soccer forwards all documents to the insurance company for coverage
  6. Once processed, the insurance company sends an insurance certificate (certificates are not necessary for travel, but are available upon request)
  7. District sends the approved travel documents back to the team/club

Types of Travel Permits

Permits to Tournaments within Canada

  • Cost: No Charge
  • Forms Required: Canada Travel Permit Application
  • Submission Timeline:  Minimum of two weeks prior to travel
    • Submission < 2 weeks before travel:  $100 administrative fee
    • Submission < 72 hours before travel:  $250 administrative fee

Permits to Tournaments within the United States

  • Cost: $131.25 plus mandatory Excess Travel Insurance Coverage
  • Forms Required: US Travel Permit
  • Submission Timeline:  Minimum two weeks before travel
    • Submission < 2 weeks before travel:  $205 administrative fee
    • Submission < 72 hours before travel:  $355 administrative fee
  • Please review the process for how to make a claim in the event of a medical accident while travelling here

Permits to International Tournaments (outside the United States)

  • Cost: $236.25 plus mandatory Excess Travel Insurance Coverage
  • Forms Required: International Travel Permit Application
  • Timeline for Submission:  Minimum six weeks prior to travel
    • Submission < 6 weeks before travel:  $310 administrative fee
  • Please note: Travel Permits to tournaments outside of the United States and Canada require approval from Canada Soccer. Alberta Soccer will coordinate with Canada Soccer on your behalf. Due to the additional step, this permit takes longer to process. We cannot guarantee that permits submitted inside six weeks prior to travel will receive sanctioning.
  • Please review the process on how to make a claim in the event of a medical accident while travelling here.

Guest Player Request to travel with Non-Alberta team outside of Alberta (within Canada only)

  • Cost: No Charge
  • Any individual player who is requesting to attend a sanctioned event outside of Alberta on the roster of a non-alberta team must complete the Guest Player Travel Permit Within Canada and submit it to their District Association.

Non-Registered Guest Player within Canada or a Non-Registered Guest Player travelling with Alberta team outside of Canada

  • Cost: $20 plus GST if 15+years
  • If you are or have a non-regstered player who would like to compete in a tournament with your team, please complete the New Guest Player Temporary Registration form. Submission instructions included within form.

Guest Player Request to travel as Individual outside of Canada with a non-Alberta team

  • Eligibility for travel determined on a case by case basis
  • Please contact the Competitions Coordinator for more information

For questions and/or concerns regarding Travel Sanctioning, email Alberta Soccer

Alberta Soccer Pins

Teams travelling outside of Alberta may wish to purchase Alberta Soccer Pins to distribute to opponents during tournaments. Pins are sold in sets of 25 for $10.50. To order, complete the Pin Order Form and submit it along with payment and your travel application form.

If you have any questions, click here to email Alberta Soccer.