SPORT NATIONALITY CHANGES
The FEI's rules on sport nationality are set out in article 119 of the FEI General Regulations (GRs). Discipline-specific considerations may also be imposed by the relevant sports rules.
How to apply for a sport nationality change
Athletes aged above 18
Sport nationality change applications are examined by the FEI in accordance with article 119, GRs and can only be submitted by the National Federation of the country of the desired sport nationality. Applications submitted directly by athletes will not be accepted.
- A copy of the relevant passport/official proof of nationality
- Proof of residency in the country as specified in article 18.104.22.168, FEI General Regulations
The application must be signed by a NF representative and carry the NF official stamp.
Minor Athletes (under 18)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the relevant passport/official proof of nationality. No form required.
When to apply
Applications should be submitted to the FEI at least 30 days before the first planned international participation under the new sport nationality.
How it works
The FEI will review the application and may request further documentation if necessary. The FEI will also inform the athlete’s current NF that a sport nationality change procedure has been initated. If all applicable requirements are met (see in the Library below for details) the FEI will confirm the sport nationality change.
A change of sport nationality is complete and effective only once the FEI has notified its approval.
Details on the FEI's sport nationality change requirements can be found in the FEI Documents Library below. For any further information on sport nationality, please contact Catherine Bollon at the Legal Department.
|Description||File Name (Size)|
|Sport nationality - Information document||Sport nationality - FEI - 2017.pdf (1.33 MB)|