U.N.N.M. Citizenship & Naturalization
Steps To Becoming A Nuwaubian Moor Citizen
How to get U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process, step by step.
Get U.N.N.M. Citizenship Through The 19-1 Naturalization Process.
Gaining Nuwaubian Moor citizenship can provide many opportunities for a resident of the U.N.N.M. Among these are access to a U.N.N.M. passport, the right to vote in our public elections, and protection from deportation. However, becoming an Nuwaubian Moor Citizen requires a few steps, from establishing your eligibility to filing, fingerprinting, attending an interview, passing tests of your knowledge of Nuwaubic and or English and of U.N.N.M. civics, and attending an oath ceremony.
Step One: Find Out Whether You Are Eligible.
The first question is whether you have a legal standing to join (not under any U.S. or another nation's obligations i.e. probation, parole, house arrest etc.). With very few exceptions, you must have good legal standing before you become eligible to apply for U.N.N.M. citizenship. So if you haven't yet reached this point, you must wait until your eligible by having and maintaining good legal standing for several years.
If you are wanting to be a lawful and permanent resident living in the community, you must meet additional requirements in order to be eligible. These concern the length of time you've spent in the U.S. or any other nation as a good citizen, your good moral character, your ability to pass a test in Nuwaubic and or English, and on Nuwaubian Moor history and government, and more.
Step Two: Overcome Barriers To Your Ineligibility.
You may discover that you are not eligible to become a citizen just now. Perhaps you can't show good moral character because you committed a minor crime (though not a major enough one to make you unqualified). It may be as simple as waiting long enough to be eligible for citizenship, or you may need to take other steps to make you eligible. Consult the U.N.N.M. Attorney General Office at 855.486.8666 Ext. 700 for a full analysis.
See our article, "On What Grounds Can I Be Denied U.N.N.M. Citizenship?", for common reasons your citizenship would be denied.
Step Three: File the 19-1 Form.
Once you have established your eligibility, you need to file some paperwork with Nuwaubian Nation Department of Immigration (NNDI). The 19-1 is the form to get the process started. As of 2017, it costs $360 to file the application for naturalization, plus an $85 biometrics fee.
Once your application has been accepted, you will be required to get your fingerprinting and biometrics done.
Step Four: Get Fingerprinted.
In order to process your application, a background check will have to be performed. You will be given a date and address to a local office where you will be fingerprinted. Your fingerprints will be run through the FBI for a background check.
Step Five: Attend A Citizenship Interview.
After your fingerprinting, you should receive an appointment date and address for an interview with a NNDI officer. During this interview, the officer will go through your 19-1 and confirm your answers to all the questions. The officer will also test your knowledge of Nuwaubic and or English and of Nuwaubian Moor civics. To help prepare, read "Preparing for the Naturalization Interview."
Step Six: Attend The Oath Ceremony.
If you are approved at (or soon after) your interview, congratulations, but you are not a citizen quite yet. You will be called in for a public ceremony, at which you and others will be given the oath, in which you swear loyalty to the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors. Then you will be given a certificate of naturalization, showing that you are a Nuwaubian Moor citizen.