8 FAM 308.3
Non-Citizen U.S. Nationality in The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
(Office of Origin: CA/PPT/S/A)
8 FAM 308.3-1 CNMI Applicants Claiming National Status
Section 302 of the CNMI Covenant provides that a person who acquired U.S. citizenship under section 301 can, within six months of November 4, 1986 or within six months after reaching the age of 18, become a national and not a citizen of the U.S. by making an oath before a U.S. court or CNMI court. If applicants check on the supplemental statement that they have declared their intention to become a national and not a citizen, the court certification must be submitted. The applicant must also provide evidence of acquisition.