The signatory person, the athlete and the potential new national federation understand that all information on the documents are subject to investigation and authorize FINA to make any inquiry of any person, firm or agency relevant to the documents, and further authorize any person, firm or agency to provide information as may be requested by FINA.The signatory person, the athlete and the potential new national federation hereby authorize to release information to FINA concerning the change of sport nationality.As an additional requirement for the Sport Countries, when a competitor or competition official is eligible to represent a Sport Country (within the meaning of FINA Rule C 3.17), the Competitor or competition official shall establish the specific link with the Sport Country by one (1) of the following documents: (i) Birth certificate of the Competitor or competition official in the Sport Country; or (ii) Proof of current residency for at least twelve (12) months in the Sport Country (as provided in FINA Rule GR 2.6.1); or (iii) Birth certificate of the mother, father, grandmother or grandfather of the Competitor or competition official in the Sport Country.GR 2.6 Any competitor or competition official changing his sport nationality from one national governing body to another must have resided in the territory of and been under the jurisdiction of the latter for at least twelve months prior to his first representation for the country.which establish that the athlete resides in the country of the new National Federation during the last twelve (12) months of residence.official result lists from national, regional or international club competitions in which the athlete has participated for his “new” club for the last twelve (12) months. Any application for change of affiliation must be approved by FINA.GR 2.6.1 Proof of Residence1) Residence means the place/country where the competitor or competition official “lives and sleeps” and where he/she can be found in the majority of days of the year.2) The proof of residence must include documentation establishing the applicant resides in the country.
Doc.1) as per the list below- All confirmations, letters and statements shall be in a letterhead with the name of the organisation, body or entity and signed by its legal representative.Competitors, who have more than one nationality according to the laws of the respective nations must choose one “Sport Nationality”.This choice shall be exercised by the first representation of the competitor for one (1) of the countries. Continuing applications include divisional, continuation, and continuation-in-part applications. Therefore, prior art against the claims of the later-filed application is determined based on the filing date of the later-filed application. Since the applications are not copending, the benefit claim to the prior-filed application is improper. See In re Henriksen, 399 F2.d 253, 158 USPQ 224 (CCPA 1968). A nonprovisional application that directly claims the benefit of a provisional application under 35 U. See 37 CFR 1.78(b) and MPEP § 211.01(a), subsection II. 120 that was filed within 12 months from the filing date of the provisional application and claimed the benefit of the provisional application, the intermediate application must be clearly identified as claiming the benefit of the provisional application so that the Office can determine whether the intermediate nonprovisional application was filed within 12 months of the provisional application and thus, whether the claim is proper. 111(a) and 37 CFR 1.53(b) may claim the benefit of the filing date of an international application which designates the United States without completing the requirements for entering the national stage under 35 U. The later-filed application may be referred to as a continuing application when the prior application is not a provisional application. A later-filed application which is not copending with the prior application (which includes those called “substitute” applications as set forth in MPEP § 201.02) is not entitled to the benefit of the filing date of the prior application. Copendency between the current application and the prior application is required. There is no limit to the number of prior applications through which a chain of copendency may be traced to obtain the benefit of the filing date of the earliest of a chain of prior copending applications. 119(e) must be filed within 12 months from the filing date of the provisional application unless the benefit of the provisional application has been restored.
GR 2.6.2 Proof of Jurisdiction1) Certified membership in a club of the new country2) Confirmation from the FINA Member of that country3) Official result lists from national championships, national, regional or international club competitions in which the applicant has participated for his/her “new” club during the GR 2.6 requested time4) Applicants cannot represent any of the countries during the “transfer period” GR 2.7 Any application for change of affiliation must be approved by FINA.