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Foreign Sanction
Frequently Asked Questions: Foreign Sanction | Meet Director
Foreign Athlete, Coaches and Judges Form


This application information is for foreign sanctions only (those events including participation by foreign athletes, coaches and/or judges).

A foreign athlete, coach, or judge is defined as an individual without U.S. citizenship who resides in a country other than the United States.

How to apply for foreign sanction:
  • To apply online:
    1. Click here to apply for a domestic or foreign sanction online.
    2. Complete all required information.
    3. Enter payment information.
    4. Submit the sanction application.
    5. Your sanction request will be entered into the USA Gymnastics sanction database.
    *Please note, Foreign Sanctions will be entered into the sanction database once approved by USA Gymnastics. Please allow up to 3 business days for approval.
  • To apply by mail or fax:
    1. Print and complete the Request for Foreign Sanction form.
    2. Include payment.
    3. Mail/fax to:
        USA Gymnastics Member Services
        1099 N. Meridian St., Suite 800
        Indianapolis, IN 46204
        Fax to: 1 317-732-1791
Important Notice
  • All foreign athletes, coaches, and judges must have a valid USA Gymnastics Foreign Athlete or Foreign Professional Membership at least two weeks before the event in order to participate.
  • Approval of this sanction request allows a club to host a club level invitational. Competition involving country versus country is not allowed.
  • Sanction requests must be received in the Member Services office a minimum of 120 days prior to the start of the event. Late fees apply for any sanction received less than 120 days prior to the event submitted by mail/fax.
How to apply for Foreign Athlete, Coach, Judge:
  • Complete application form
  • Return via fax/mail at least 45 days prior to the event