Step 1: Becoming a State National

Once you have completed this step, your intention to change your political status to a state national will be recorded and published, bringing you back to the land and soil jurisdiction. This is an important first step to regain your rights as a sovereign man or woman.

The following information tells you what documents to complete first and everything you will need to successfully complete this step. Form templates are also provided below. If you need more help filling out the paperwork reach out to your county facilitator using the button below based on where you live.

First visit the LRS website and set up an account in our very own Land Recording System or LRS. Follow the instructions on the home page for both account setup and to pay $25 for your first publishing. You may also download the instructions by clicking here. You will also need to bring $25 with you when you meet the recording secretary for recording your document(s).

You will meet with one of our recording secretaries at a later date, but will need to have paid for the publishing in advance, so if you don’t do it now, don’t forget to complete this step prior to scheduling your appointment.

One Page Declaration

There are three slightly different Declaration Documents to choose from and everyone has to choose one. For more information about why you’re completing this form, click here.

Choose the correct form below, click the button to open the editable document template that includes instructions for how to fill in each field. If you need word processing software for you computer (Windows, Mac, Linux), you can get a free package here called LibreOffice.  When done filling out the form, print 2 copies of each form. If completing by hand, you may fill them out using blue ink. Wait to sign them until you are in front of a Land and Soil recording secretary.

For Most Americans

For Naturalized Americans

For Federal Employees

Witness Testimonies

You are going to need 2 witnesses that have known you for at least 7 years. They will provide the proof that you are, who you say you are and the man or woman indicated on your birth or naturalization certificate. You will need 2 copies of a recent passport photo, taken in the last 6 months. (Walgreens, CVS and the UPS Store are just a few of the known places you can walk in and get a passport photo). To obtain your Credential Card, you will need a digital copy (.jpeg) of your passport photo for uploading to the LRS that is used to create the Credential Card. So, when you get your passport photo, make sure to ask for 2 paper copies as well as a digital copy. Make sure to bring a USB memory stick with you to the passport photo store so the digital image can be copied to it.

Print the witness affirmation form TWICE, as you will need one for each of the 2 witnesses. This form may be filled out in blue ink. Once you’ve filled out both forms with your information, and attached your photos with glue, you will have 2 choices for how to get these witnessed.

  1. You will give or mail the form to your witness. They will fill in their part and take it to a public notary to sign in front of them. Then they will give or mail the form back to you. (This can work even if your witness is not local).
  2. You will bring your witnesses with you to meet the recording secretary, and have the form completed with the exception of their signature. They will sign in front of the recording secretary.

Once done, make a color photo copy of your 2 witness testimonies. The original copies will be for the recording secretary and the color photo copies will be for your records.

Everyone Completes This

Proof of Birth or Naturalization

In order to prove your birth or naturalization in America, you will need to provide the recording secretary a copy of your birth or naturalization certificate. The recording secretary will keep the copy for the assembly records. You will also need a red and blue pen AND a red thumbprint stamp. A link is provided below that allows you to obtain a birth certificate if you don’t happen to have one.

Link to Order Birth Certificates

Red Fingerprint Pad

Now that you have all your documents ready: Find a recording secretary in your area by selecting one of the options below based on where you live. Scan OR take a picture with your phone of ALL the completed documents from the list above and be ready to email them to your recording secretary so they can review them for accuracy. If you can’t do this for some reason, don’t worry, the recording secretaries will meet with you and help you work through your documents.

The 2 witness affirmation forms should be completed, signed and notarized UNLESS you are bringing your witnesses with you to the recording and wish to have the recording secretary notarize them. In that case, please communicate this in the message field to your recording secretary. Your witnesses will sign them in front of the recording secretary. The recording secretary will review your documents. If they are incomplete or incorrect, you may be asked to make changes, re-submit forms and reschedule your appointment. Please review these instructions and review your documents carefully before sending, to avoid delay.

Be sure you’ve paid $25 for the publishing at LRS website prior to requesting an appointment. If you haven’t already set up an account in the LRS, you can find Instructions here. You will also need to bring $25 with you when you meet the recording secretary for recording your document(s).

After your documents have been recorded and published your recording secretary will notify you that you can order your credential card on the LRS website. Make sure you have uploaded your digital passport photo to your LRS profile and you will also need to upload a digital image of your right thumb print. You can accomplish this by obtaining a red stamp pad and repeatedly putting your thumb print on a white piece of paper until you get a clean thumbprint that isn’t smudgy or too light. Then take a picture with a digital camera or your smart phone of the thumbprint and upload it to your LRS profile.

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