BA Foreign Player & Coach Policy

The content of the Policy is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute immigration or legal advice. Basketball Australia (BA) attempt to ensure that the content of this Policy is current but we do not guarantee its currency.  You should seek legal or other professional advice (including but not limited to specialised advice from a registered migration agent) before acting or relying on any of the content of this Policy.  BA is not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss suffered in connection with the use of this Policy.  BA makes no warranties or representations about this website or any of the content. We exclude, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of the use of this Policy.  Where liability cannot be excluded, any liability incurred by us in relation to the use of this Policy is limited to the extent provided for by the Australian Consumer Law (Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010). To the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss.

Under the Migration Act 1958 (Act), a person who is not a registered migration agent must not provide immigration assistance as defined by the Act.  Whilst BA might be able to provide some assistance, including performing clerical duties in order to lodge endorsement or visa applications with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), BA is not permitted to provide you with specific immigration assistance or advice.


Please ensure you read the following BA Foreign Player & Coach Immigration document before commencing your application to sponsor a player or coach.

BA Foreign Player & Coach Immigration Information Document


BA Approval

Applicants are advised to return the following forms to seek Basketball Australia Approval.

BA Foreign Player Application Form

BA Domestic Clearance Form*
FIBA Oceania Foreign Player Application Form

*If required
^To be sent direct to FIBA Oceania


Players Born in Other Oceania Regions

BA Foreign Player Application Form
FIBA Oceania Foreign Player Application Form*

*To be sent direct to FIBA Oceania


Penal clearance requirements:

In order for the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, you may need to provide a penal clearance certificate. These certificates are also known as a police certificate in some countries.

**Once the cumulative time spent in Australia reaches 12 months they may be required to get a Federal Police Check and a FBI check.

If a player has previously spent more than 12months in Australia and applies for a further 1401 visa they will be required to obtain police checks from any country they have spent more than 2months in since the previous 1401

Instructions on obtaining a certificate from an overseas government or law enforcement authority are available in the following document.

FBI Check

FBI Check Application Form
FBI Credit Card Payment Form
FBI Standard Fingerprint form
FBI Record Request Checklist

AFP Check

Click Here to access information on the Australian National Police Check.

Visa applicants should use Code 33 (Complete disclosure), fingerprints are not required for Australian National Police Checks.



For further information, please contact:

Mark Quinn + 61 3 9847 2346

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