What are the eligibility rules?
For a player to be registered to represent a national team, it is necessary that he/she have complied with the national team eligibility requirements as set out below:
 
Citizens - Players are deemed to be Citizens and can automatically qualify for participation if:
  1. They own a passport or equivalent legal document issued by the country's government; or
  2. If they have moved to the country at least four years prior to the start date of the event and spent more than 75% of those four years in the country.
 
Resident Non-Citizen - Each team can put 3 players on their roster that are deemed to be "Resident non-citizens". These players:
  1. own a legal certificate of permanent residency issued by the country's government; or
  2. moved to the country at least 20 months prior to the start date of the event and spent more than 75% of those 20 months in the country.
 
Ultimate Community Member - Each team can field one player that is deemed to be an "Ultimate Community Member". This choice is at the discretion of the National Association if they are considered to be a significant part of that Country’s Ultimate community, but don’t fall under the above categories. The following may be taken into account by the National Association in making
this decision:
  1. Residency history in that Country
  2. Participation in that Country’s ultimate events, especially national championships
  3. Past representation on National Teams
  4. Participation in the development of ultimate in the Country
The reasoning will be provided along with registration information.
 
For more information, check out the Team and Player Manual