Handbook ::  B. Permanent Commissions

04. Registration, Transfer & Rules of Eligibility for Player

Approved by 2011 Executive Board. Amended by 2013 Presidential Board.

 

1.

Registration under a Federation.

 

1.1

A player may be registered under a Federation if he or she has citizenship, naturalization or residency in the country of that Federation.

 

1.2

A player may only be registered with and only represent one Federation at any particular time.

 

1.3

A player who has dual citizenship must be registered with and only represent one Federation at any particular time.

2.

FIDE Events

 

2.1

For the purpose of this regulation, FIDE events are all competitions under the aegis of the World Championship & Olympiad Commission or Events Commission and Continental competitions that provide qualifiers to any of the aforesaid competitions. The Presidential Board shall decide if otherwise.

3.

Transfers between the Federations.

 

3.1

A player who qualifies to be registered under a new Federation may transfer immediately from one Federation to another Federation with the consent of the new Federation to which he wishes to transfer, providing a letter of non-objection has been received from the old federation.

 

3.2

All transfers shall be the responsibility of the new Federation and must be submitted to the FIDE Secretariat on the prescribed form in Annex A ("Notification of Change of Federation") together with the supporting documentary evidence of date and place of birth, citizenship and residence. A notification fee of €250 is payable for all transfers.

 

3.3

Upon receipt of a “Notification of Change of Federation” form, FIDE shall inform the old federation. If no objection is received by FIDE in writing within three months from the date of receipt of the application, the notification of change of Federation shall be deemed approved and published on the FIDE web-site. No transfer can take place until either the old federation has written a letter of non-objection or three months have passed since the old federation was informed.

4.

Transfers without Payment of Transfer fee

 

4.1

Where a player has not participated in a FIDE event within the period of 5 years prior to the date of transfer, he will be able to represent his new federation in a FIDE event without payment of the transfer fee after one year from the date of transfer.

 

4.2

Where a player has participated in a FIDE event within the period of 5 years prior to the date of transfer, he will be able to represent his new federation in a FIDE event without payment of the transfer fee after two years from the date of transfer.

   

DID NOT PARTICIPATE in a FIDE event within 5 years prior to Date of Transfer

Can represent New Federation after 1 YEAR from Date of Transfer WITHOUT payment of Transfer Fee

PARTICIPATED in a FIDE event within 5 years prior to Date of Transfer

Can represent New Federation after 2 YEARS from Date of Transfer WITHOUT payment of Transfer Fee

5.

Transfers with Payment of Transfer fee

 

5.1

The new federation may apply to FIDE to permit a player to represent the new federation immediately after the date of transfer if that player provides the supporting evidence, including length of residency, together with payment of a transfer fee ("Transfer Fee") according to the following scale:

 

5.2

 
   

FIDE Title/Rating

Residence in new Federation for a period between

0 to 12 months

13 to 24 months

GM

€ 5,000

€ 3,500

IM

€ 2,000

€ 1,500 

FM or rated above 2300

€ 1,000

€ 750 

WGM

€ 2,000

€ 1,500 

WIM

€ 1,000

€ 750 

WFM or rated above 2100

€ 500

€ 300

Others

€ 500

€ 300

 

5.3

The rating of the player shall be that as published on the last FIDE Rating List before the date of receipt by the FIDE Secretariat of “Notification of Change of Federation”.  If definite proof of residency is not available then it shall start from the date of the transfer application.

6.

Consent and Compensation Fee from New Federation

 

6.1

Where the player does not have a continuous period of residence of two years in the new federation and the new federation wishes to transfer the player immediately, such application shall be accompanied with a payment from the new Federation to the old Federation of a compensation fee ("Compensation Fee) according to the following scale:

 

6.2.

FIDE Title/Rating

Amount of Compensation Fee Payable

GM rated 2700 and above

€ 50,000

GM rated 2600 to 2699

€ 30,000

GM rated below 2600

€ 10,000

IM rated above 2400

€ 6,000

IM rated 2400 or below

€ 4,000

FM or rated above 2300

€ 2,000

Women players rated above 2600

€ 50,000

Women players rated above 2500

€ 20,000

Women players rated above 2400

€ 10,000

Women player rated above 2300

€ 5,000

Women players rated above 2200

€ 2,000

WFM or rated above 2100

€ 1,000

 

6.3

The rating of the player shall be that as published on the last FIDE Rating List before the date of receipt by the FIDE Secretariat of notification of change of Federation. 

 

6.4

For the purposes of calculating the residency, the player must not have represented the old federation in a FIDE event in the previous two years prior to the application; otherwise the date of residency starts from the last date of representation for the old federation.

 

6.5

The old Federation may inform FIDE and the new Federation in writing that it waives all or part of any “Compensation Fee” due from the new Federation.

7.

Protests

 

7.1

Any objection or protest regarding transfers that is submitted to the FIDE Secretariat must be accompanied with a fee of €500, which shall be refundable if the protest is upheld. The Presidential Board shall decide upon all protests. 

8.

Penalties

 

8.1 

The penalties in this section shall be imposed if it is found that a player has played for a Federation in an official FIDE competition in breach of the rules 1 above.

 

8.2     

Penalties shall be imposed as follow:

  1. Individual competitions: The results of the offending player shall be annulled and his opponents shall be awarded the maximum score. The offending player also loses his right to any qualification as well as to claim any prize(s).
  2. Team competitions: The results of the matches in which the offending player has played shall be annulled and the opposing teams shall be awarded the maximum score. The offending team also loses the right to any qualification as well as to claim any prize(s).
 

8.3

In 8.2(a) and (b) above, the results shall be annulled, but the games played shall continue to be rated. In addition, the results of the games played are valid for title applications only for the opponents of the offending player.

 

8.4

The Federation which registered the offending player shall be fined a penalty fee of €5,000 for each competition that the player was in breach of the rules 1 above.

   

 

 

 


 

 

 

FORM FOR NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF FEDERATION

(This application form is to be submitted by the proposed new Federation to the FIDE Secretariat, together with the relevant notification and compensation fees, and any transfer fee (if applicable).

   

  Name of Player

 

 Current Address/Place of Residence

 

 Date & Place of Birth

 

 Current Citizenship

 

 Player’s FIDE Rating ID number

 

 Last Published Rating

 

 FIDE Title (if any)

 

 Current Federation(s)

 

 List all Previous Federation(s)

 

 Name of Proposed New Federation

 

 Duration of Residence in New Country

 

 Compensation Fee*

 

 Transfer Fee

 

*- Compensation Fee shall be paid at the old federation’s discretion.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

To:      FIDE
CERTIFICATION AND CONSENT OF PROPOSED NEW FEDERATION

We, ___________________________Chess Federation, certify that the information provided in this form

are true and accurate, and consent to the transfer of the above-named player from the

_______________________ Chess Federation to our Federation, and enclose a Compensation Fee of

_______________ as payment to the _______________________ Chess Federation.



_____________________________________
For and on behalf of proposed new Federation
Name of Signatory & Designation:
Date:

 



 


   

CONSENT OF PLAYER

I, _________________________________, the above-named player, confirm that the information

provided in this form is true and accurate, and that I am currently registered under the

_______________________ Chess Federation, and that I wish to transfer from this Federation to the

_______________________ Chess Federation. I further confirm that I have been resident in

_______________________ for a continuous period of _____________ months/consecutive years.

________________________
Signature of Player
Date:

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