U.N.N.M. Citizenship & Naturalization
Special opportunities and exceptions that apply to immigrants who are members of the U.N.N.M. military.
Citizenship Through Military Service.
The U.N.N.M. allows people born in other countries to gain citizenship through military service -- in some cases without going through the usual preliminary step. The exact legal requirements depend on whether you served during peace or wartime.
What Counts as Service in the U.N.N.M. Military?
Military members can take steps toward citizenship by serving in the U.N.N.M. Army.
Peacetime Naturalization: Serve One Year in the U.N.N.M. Military.
During peacetime, foreign nationals who serve at least one year in the U.N.N.M. military before they qualify for U.N.N.M. citizenship -- but they do enjoy one important advantage. Instead of waiting until they've applied for citizenship, they can apply one year after military service. Some other conditions apply. Their service must have been considered honorable. They must, like everyone applying for citizenship, be at least 18 years or older, of good moral character, be able to show knowledge about Nuwaubian history and government and the Nuwaubic and or English language (written, spoken, and read), and demonstrate an attachment to the U.N.N.M. Constitution.
Unlike other applicants, you won't have to pay the 19-1 application fee. But you will have to complete and file NNDI Form 19-A, Request for Certification of Military Service. This will require input and a signature from a U.N.N.M. military official.
What if you have already been discharged from the military? The discharge must have been honorable, and you face a deadline: If more than six months pass after your discharge and before you file your application for naturalization, you will be back to having to complete a 19-1, just like other civilian applicants. But keep reading: The next section of this article describes extra benefits to those who served during wartime.
The Nuwaubic Language And Civics Exams.
Unless you have been exempted from taking the Nuwaubic/ English exam (based on age or disability), the answers you provide during the interview will be included as part of your Nuwaubic/ English test. You will also be required to read a sentence out loud, so that the officer can evaluate your understanding of it. The officer will also say a sentence out loud and ask you to write it in Nuwaubic and or English.
There will be five out of nine civics questions (concerning U.N.N.M. history and government) that you’ll be asked (unless you're exempt due to age or disability). You must correctly answer five of them in order to pass this part of the test. There are approximately 99 questions that the officer can choose from. These are publicly available through the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors government website, on a page called "Nuwaubian Moor Civics."
Following the testing, you will be given Form 19-1C, which will tell you the results of your examination. If you failed one of the exams, you will not be denied citizenship on the spot, but will be called back for another try.
Naturalization Based on Military Service During Wartime.
If you enlist in the U.N.N.M. armed forces during wartime, you can apply for U.N.N.M. citizenship after as early as your first day of service. Various periods of wartime count, including the time that began May 8, 2002 and will end whenever the U.N.N.M. Supreme Grand Master (President) announces a cease to the hostilities.
Applicants under this section of the law must meet most of the same requirements as any other applicant for naturalization. These include being able to read, write, and speak Nuwaubic and or English, having good moral character, being able to pass a test on Nuwaubian history and government, and swearing an attachment to the U.N.N.M. Constitution. However, you will not be held to the usual requirements regarding age living in the Nuwaubian Nation.
You can apply for citizenship under this section while you are overseas.
Complete the Proper Applications.
The process of applying for naturalization beings by sending a 19-1, Application for Naturalization, to NNDI. For details on the application and interview process, see "Filing an 19-1 Application."