Travel Sanctioning

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

Travel permits protect:

  1. The travelling 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 must be submitted at least 14 days before departure. Applications for travel internationally must be submitted at least 6 weeks before 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 the 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

Travel Permits Outside Alberta within Canada

  • Cost: $100 plus GST/ applicable service charges.
  • Forms Required: Travel Permit Application and Roster* (template available in excel or PDF formats).
  • Submission Timeline:  Minimum of two weeks prior to travel (not including the first day of travel. Travel permits received outside of our business hours will be dated for the next business day).
    • Submission less than 14 days  from date of travel $150.00 Plus GST/applicable service charges.
    • Submission less than 72 hours from date of travel $300 Plus GST /applicable service charges.
    • Changes to rosters, once travel permit approved, are $50.00 per submission $50.00 Plus GST applicable service charges.

*Service charges are dependent on payment method.

*If your travel roster includes players not properly registered with Alberta Soccer, a Guest Player Registration Form for each guest player must be included.

Travel Permits within the United States

Please review the process for how to make a claim in the event of a medical accident while travelling here.

International Travel Permits (outside the United States)

    • Submission less than 24 business days from date of travel $400 Plus excess travel insurance GST/ applicable service charges.
    • Submission less than 14 business days from date of travel $600 Plus excess travel insurance GST/ applicable service charges.
    • Changes to rosters once travel permit approved are $50.00 per submission $50.00 Plus GST applicable service charges.
  • 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.

*If your travel roster includes players not properly registered with Alberta Soccer, a Guest Player Registration Form for each guest player must be included.

*Service charges are dependent on payment method.

Non-Registered Guest Player participating with any Alberta team in any event in or out of Alberta

  • Cost: $50 plus GST/ applicable service charges if 15+years of age.
  • If you are or have a non-registered player who would like to participate in any soccer event, please complete the Guest Player Temporary Registration form. Submission instructions included within form.

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

  • Cost: (50.00) plus GST/ applicable service charges.
  • 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 and submit it to their District Association.

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 us for more information.

*Service charges are dependent on payment method

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

Alberta Soccer Pins

Groups, including teams travelling outside of Alberta may wish to purchase Alberta Soccer Pins to distribute to opponents during tournaments.

Pins are sold in bags of 25 for $10.50 (including GST). To order, complete the Pin Order Form and submit it to competitions@albertasoccer.com.

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