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Nearly all government-issued security clearances require you to declare your citizenship in your country. The attachment below is intended to be affixed to your application for security clearance that you file with your government employer/military branch. It clarifies your citizenship status unambiguously to ensure that you are treated properly and that you don’t incur state or federal income tax liability whenever you apply for a security clearance by virtue of your citizenship. You should put a note on the security clearance application form saying “Not valid without attached 'Affidavit of Clarification of Citizenship for Security Clearance'”. Ask for a certified copy of your voter registration and the attached affidavit from your security clearance manager.


I, __________________(name), a Sovereign Natural Born Citizen of __________________(statename), do hereby voluntarily and starting at my birth on __________________________(date) and at all times in the future relinquish any presumptive 14th Amendment citizenship status and any and all privileges and immunities granted therein.  I claim my citizenship status to be a “national of the United States of America” but not a “citizen of the United States” in accordance with the following statutes:

         8 U.S.C. 1408

         8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(21) through 8 U.S.C.. 1101(a)(22)

I now retain, will at all times in the future retain, and always have retained my natural born status of a Citizen of one of the several union States of America under the Constitution and law, and my Citizenship in these United States of America.  I preserve all my unalienable Rights that are inherent from my Creator, at all times. I waive no rights at any time, including by operation of any implied contract asserted by the government.  As a Natural Born Sovereign Citizen of the state, I have the same measure of citizenship in my country as our founding fathers and early citizens had, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson, all of whom had no 14th Amendment citizenship because there was no 14th Amendment at the time they were alive.

I, do hereby declare my right to expatriate as absolute and declare that I have already expatriated from the municipal corporation of the District of Columbia and thereby voluntarily relinquish [my/our] any res in trust, existing by operation of any presumptions about my citizenship, to the foreign jurisdiction known as the municipal corporation of the District of Columbia, a democracy, and thereby return to the Constitutional Republic envisioned by our founding fathers. To remove all doubt, the municipal corporation referred to is the one described below:

United States Code





Sec. 3002. Definitions

(15) ''United States'' means -

(A) a Federal corporation;

(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or

(C) an instrumentality of the United States.

Any and all past and present political ties implied by operation of law or otherwise in trust with the democracy as a consequence of any presumed citizenship ties I might have, is hereby dissolved.

The right to of expatriation is an absolute and natural right of being a state citizen, and it can not, by operation of law, be turned into a government privilege by coercing me into becoming a type of citizen that I do not choose to be or by coercing me to participate in an illegal and unethical state or federal income tax system.

“Almost a century ago, Congress declared that "the right of expatriation [including expatriation from the District of Columbia or “U.S. Inc”, the corporation] is a natural and inherent right of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and decreed that "any declaration, instruction, opinion, order, or decision of any officers of this government which denies, restricts, impairs, or questions the right of expatriation, is hereby declared inconsistent with the fundamental principles of this government." 15 Stat. 223-224 (1868), R.S. 1999, 8 U.S.C. 800 (1940).[1] Although designed to apply especially to the rights of immigrants to shed their foreign nationalities, that Act of Congress "is also broad enough to cover, and does cover, the corresponding natural and inherent right of American citizens to expatriate themselves." Savorgnan v. United States, 1950, 338 U.S. 491, 498 note 11, 70 S. Ct. 292, 296, 94 L. Ed. 287.[2] The Supreme Court has held that the Citizenship Act of 1907 and the Nationality Act of 1940 "are to be read in the light of the declaration of policy favoring freedom of expatriation which stands unrepealed." Id., 338 U.S. at pages 498-499, 70 S. Ct. at page 296.That same light, I think, illuminates 22 U.S.C.A. 211a and 8 U.S.C.A. 1185.” 
[ Walter Briehl v. John Foster Dulles, 284 F2d 561, 583 (1957)]

The U.S. supreme Court has declared in the case of Hooven and Allison v. Evatt, 324 U.S. 652, 1945 that:

The term 'United States' may be used in any one of several senses. It may be merely [1] the name of a sovereign occupying the position analogous to that of other sovereigns in the family of nations. [2] It may designate the territory over which the sovereignty of the United States extends [324 U.S. 652, 672] , or [3] it may be the collective name of the states which are united by and under the Constitution.

Be advised that I am not expatriating from “United States” the country (the first definition), but simply the municipal corporation located in District of Columbia and federal territories only, which is the second definition identified above. Furthermore, this document SHALL NOT serve as evidence that I ever was such a citizen of the United States[2] indicated above. In fact, the opposite is true: I have NEVER been a citizen or a resident of the second definition of the “United States” appearing above and any presumption to the contrary asserted by the government is now and forever rebutted.

SECNAV Instruction 5510.30A (Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5510.30A) entitled Department of the Navy Personnel Security Program, talks about the citizenship requirements for getting a U.S. government security clearance. It clearly establishes that my status as a “U.S. national” and not and “U.S. citizen” in no way affects my ability to obtain or maintain a security clearance with the United States Government. Here is what it says on page I-1 of Appendix I of that instruction:

1. Only United States citizens are eligible for a security clearance, assignment to sensitive duties or access to classified information. When compelling reasons exist, in furtherance of the DON mission, including special expertise, a non-U.S. citizen may be assigned to sensitive duties (see chapter 5) or granted a Limited Access Authorization (see chapter 9) under special procedures.

When this instruction refers to U.S. citizens, it makes no distinction between those who are U.S. citizens by birth, those who are U.S. nationals, those who have derived U.S. citizenship or those who acquired it through naturalization. For the purpose of issuance of a security clearance,  citizens of the Federate States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are considered U.S. citizens.

[emphasis added]

You can view the above instruction yourself at the following web address:

I affirm, under penalty of perjury, under the Common Law of America, without the "United States", that the foregoing is true and correct, to the best of my current information, knowledge, and belief, per 28 U.S.C. 1746(1); and

I now affix my own signature to all of the above affirmations WITH EXPLICIT RESERVATION OF ALL MY RIGHTS AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE UCC 1-207 (UCCA 1207)


______________________________________________(Natural Born Citizen of the several union states)



[1] See Carrington, Political Questions: The Judicial Check on the Executive, 42 Va.L.Rev. 175 (1956).

[2] 9 Pet. 692, 34 U.S. 692, 699, 9 L. Ed. 276.