Clubs and officials wishing to box and officiate abroad (including Ireland), or invite a team to England, MUST fill in a copy of England Boxing’s boxing abroad or inviting a team from abroad forms.

This includes training Camps and officials travelling on their own to officiate at international events.

Please note clubs and members must be registered to England Boxing via The Vault.

Any Official registered to the England Boxing Officials’ Club, must send their boxing abroad request to 

Boxing abroad forms have been updated in line with IBA rules.  Teams with senior male boxers must ensure that these boxers only box against opponents without headguards.

Register to box abroad

You can download a Permission to Box Abroad Form  and you can also download a invite a team to box abroad form.

Please be advised that all boxers who attend any event or sparring session from abroad must have an annual medical in place, which appears in their Boxing Record Book. This is in accordance with the England Boxing Rule, 9.3 Annual medicals, which appears in the Rule Book. Should an annual medical not have taken place then the boxer should not be permitted to box, under any circumstance.

The  form should be sent to England Boxing no less than 14 days before the contest, or within the timescale which is specified in the table below to meet the requirements of the named National Federation which is to be visited or invited.

Please be advised that this table will be updated on a regular basis as National Federations update England Boxing on the timescales notification is required by them of the contest. It is the responsibility of the England Boxing Club to ensure the completed documents are with England Boxing for processing within the specified timescales.


For boxing abroad requests, you must also provide a copy of the club’s travel insurance policy/policies for individuals. The insurance policy must include the following types of cover in order to be acceptable for permission to travel: Medical Expenses Cover, Personal Accident Cover and Personal Liability Cover.

Please note Ryanair does not offer Personal Accident cover, therefore this policy is inadequate for the Boxing Abroad needs and the club will be required to purchase a new policy.

Registrations and checks

The association secretary will make the necessary arrangements to check that all boxers listed on the request are registered for the season and have valid medicals for the duration of the trip and that all support staff (coaches/officials/volunteers) listed on the request are registered and have valid/current DBS, Safeguarding and First Aid clearance for the duration of the trip.

Once the checks have been completed the secretary will sign the declaration on the front sheet and send a signed copy of the form to England Boxing for processing. All requests and documents must be received in full and proper order in the timescale outlined.

Any club that fails to follow the correct procedure, within the required timescales, will not be granted permission.

Please note travel and accommodation should not be booked until permission is received. Should permission not be granted, any costs incurred are the responsibility of the club.

National Federations’ timescales

National Federation Notification time required by Federation Notification to England Boxing
South Africa 28 days 42 days
USA 14 days 28 days
France 7 days 21 days
Sweden 14 days 28 days
Norway 7 days 21 days
Poland 28 days 42 days
Netherlands 3 days 14 days
Ireland 14 days 28 days

Scottish boxers and boxing clubs

Boxing Scotland require any Scottish club attending an England Boxing club show or an England Boxing club either to compete, spar or train, to have a letter of permission to attend.

The permission must sought by the Scottish club attending England. The letter should be requested by the club either prior to or on arrival, showing that there is proper approval for the trip/activities.

A sample of the letter that will be provided can be downloaded here.

It is important that any Scottish club boxing in England has prior permission, as to accept attendance without the relevant permission could potentially put the travelling attendees at risk due to not being insured.