As a member federation of FIDE, US Chess fulfills many official roles including assigning FIDE ID’s, assisting with federation transfers, FIDE titles, registering tournaments for FIDE rating, and submitting tournaments for rating with FIDE.
- FIDE Main Site
- FIDE Calendar of Events
- 2022 FIDE FAQs (.pdf)
- US Chess FIDE Rating Fees Structure (April 1, 2021)
- Selection of Arbiters for FIDE Events
- FIDE Arbiters Information
- FIDE Handbook
- Differences for US Chess - FIDE Rules for TDs (.pdf) (Link updated November 14, 2023)
Required Documents for FIDE Events
- FIDE ID Number Registration Form (.pdf)
- Certificate of Title result (player norm), IT1 (.pdf)
- Tournament Rating Report, IT3 (.pdf)
- International Arbiter Norm Report Form, IA1 (.pdf)
- FIDE Arbiter Norm Report Form, FA1 (.pdf)
US Chess Change of Federation Policy
While the United States Chess Federation (US Chess) does not recruit foreign players, it welcomes those players who have already relocated to the U.S. to become participating members of our federation. US Chess submits Change of Federation applications only for those players who already permanently reside in the United States and have their legal status according to the US Immigration Law.
US Chess maintains a non-discriminatory policy in paying the initial Change of Federation application fee for top players who might represent US Chess in FIDE events. Except for the initial application fee (currently 250 Euros), US Chess pays no other fees, including Transfer Fees or Compensation Fees (to other federations). If a player changing federations wishes to participate in FIDE events before the two year waiting period expires, it is up to that player to pay the Transfer Fee and/or Compensation Fee. Our understanding is that the two year waiting period begins at the time of the application for Change of Federation.