Welcome to The North Pacific. We highly recommend you apply for Citizenship. Citizens can:
- Vote in elections;
- Hold public office;
- Debate and vote on legislation;
- And much more.
Citizenship does not require WA membership, but you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a nation in The North Pacific;
- You must not have more than one account on this forum (Administrators may grant exemptions under special circumstances);
- You must have made your application from a residential IP address (see this FAQ about what constitutes a residential IP for more details);
- You must not use a proxy server;
- You must not pose a threat to regional security, as determined by the Vice Delegate.
Fill in and post the following application:
You can view the criminal code you are promising to obey HERE.Nation: [INSERT YOUR TNP NATION]
I pledge loyalty to The North Pacific, obedience to her laws, and responsible action as a member of her society. I pledge to only register one nation to vote in The North Pacific. I pledge that no nation under my control will wage war against the North Pacific. I understand that if I break this oath I may permanently lose my voting privileges. In this manner, I petition the Speaker for citizenship in The North Pacific.
- When registering for Citizenship, one has to refer to their actual nation nation (i.e. the nation name you type in when logging on to NationStates).
- Basically, either:
1. A link to your nation on NationStates (the nation tag helps),
2. Referring to your nation by its name without prefixes (for example, Olvern instead of The Republic of Olvern in the registration post),
is NECESSARY for the Speaker's Office to process your application. Do not assume that the Speaker's Office is all-knowing.
- Please make sure your nation application is in English, the language used in this forums. Posting the oath in any other language will result in your application being rejected.
Step 3: Participate in the region
Most of the time, your application will be approved within a few days. When this happens, you will be placed in a usergroup that allows you to post in forums set aside for the Regional Assembly. You are allowed to vote in any voting thread that begins AFTER you are admitted. Please note that to stay a Citizen, you must post in the forum every so often and maintain a nation in The North Pacific. For more details on these citizenship requirements, ask the Speaker or consult the Legal Code (chapter 6).
Step 4: Update your citizenship record as necessary
You must post in this thread if:
- Your TNP Nation changes;
- You want to renounce Citizenship.
Enjoy your time in The North Pacific!
Try to keep all off-topic posts out of this topic. It will help streamline the process.
UPDATE (as at March 24, 2022):
Following the passing of the Citizenship Reform Act, an applicant may now appeal to the Speaker to overturn the rejection of a citizenship application. Appeals will only be entertained if all the following conditions are met:
- Your citizenship application failed because you fail to pass the admin check;
- You do not have another forum account;
- You are not using a proxy to access the forums;
- You have a resident nation which is a member of the World Assembly, and;
- Your previous appeal have not been denied by the Regional Assembly.
For reference, quoted below are the sections of the Legal Code relating to citizenship applications and when citizenship is lost.
Legal Code:Section 6.1: Citizenship Applications
2. Any resident may apply for citizenship using their regional forum account, by providing the name of their nation in The North Pacific, and swearing an oath as follows:
3. A copy of the laws applicants are pledging to obey must be available to them at all times.I pledge loyalty to The North Pacific, obedience to her laws, and responsible action as a member of her society. I pledge to only register one nation to vote in The North Pacific. I pledge that no nation under my control will wage war against the North Pacific. I understand that if I break this oath I may permanently lose my voting privileges. In this manner, I petition the Speaker for citizenship in The North Pacific.
4. An application for citizenship ceases to be valid if at any time the applicant's declared nation in The North Pacific is not located in The North Pacific.
5. Forum administration will have 14 days to evaluate the citizenship applicant and verify that they are not using a proxy or evading a judicially-imposed penalty. The Vice Delegate will have 7 days to perform a security evaluation and pass or fail the applicant. The Vice Delegate must consult the Security Council if there is reasonable concern as to whether an applicant should be admitted.
6. The Vice Delegate will automatically fail any applicant who identifies as fascist or has engaged in the promotion of fascism.
7. The Speaker will reject applicants who fail an evaluation by either forum administration or the Vice Delegate.
8. If an applicant is rejected for failing an evaluation by the Vice Delegate, the Regional Assembly shall immediately debate the rejection and will hold a majority vote on whether to uphold it. The vote must begin two days after the rejection occurs.
9. The Regional Assembly may overturn a previous decision to uphold the rejection of an applicant by majority vote.
10. If an applicant is rejected for failing an evaluation by forum administration, the applicant may appeal the rejection to the Speaker.
11. In order to appeal the rejection, the applicant must do so within one week of the rejection, must not have been confirmed by administration to have been linked to another forum account or using a proxy, must have a resident nation that is a member of the World Assembly, and must not have already had their rejection upheld by the Regional Assembly.
12. The Speaker will formally grant the applicant’s appeal if the above criteria are met.
13. If the appeal is granted, the Regional Assembly shall debate the rejection and will hold a majority vote on whether to uphold it.
14. The Regional Assembly may overturn a previous decision to uphold the rejection of an applicant by majority vote, unless forum administration has passed the applicant in a subsequent citizenship application, in which case the previous decision to uphold the rejection is automatically overturned.
15. The Speaker will accept all other applicants with valid applications.
16. The Speaker will process applications within 14 days. If an applicant has not been approved or rejected within that time, they will be automatically granted citizenship.
Section 6.2: Administration and Loss of Citizenship
17. The Speaker will maintain a publicly viewable roster of citizens and their registered nations.
18. The Speaker will promptly remove any citizens whose removal is ordered by the Court, or whose registered nations in The North Pacific leave or ceases to exist.
19. The Speaker will promptly remove any citizens who, for over 30 consecutive days, neither post on the regional forum, nor post on the regional message board with their registered nations.
20. The Speaker will promptly remove any citizens whose registered nations in The North Pacific are not in the World Assembly, except as part of an operation with the North Pacific Army, if their citizenship was granted by the Regional Assembly after failing an evaluation by forum administration.
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