The Central People’s Government of the State of Sandus has announced a new program for citizens and adjacents to identify themselves in their business with the government. The program will issue a new national Civil Identification Number (known simply as the “Civil ID”) to everyone who is a citizen or adjacent in Sandus. Current plans for the use of the Civil ID is still being discussed in the cabinet and government, but the Civil ID may be used in the future to request services, make updates to one’s census information, and even to declare one’s charity taxes.
But the new program will also include issuing new Civil ID cards that will include the number, an individual’s legal status in Sandus, their province, Party membership, and their activity. Citizens and adjacents will have to request a card from the Office of the Sôgmô, as well as request any changes that a citizen wants made to the card. Cards will be valid for two years from the date of issuance, and will be issued in any official language the citizen or adjacent requests.
Once a citizen receives a digital copy of their Civil ID card, they will be able to print off the card, laminate it, and keep it in their wallet. A cardholder can also write their signature in the white space of the card, too, and also request that their heraldic arms are used in place of the State of Sandus’s coat of arms as another component of identification.
The identification number itself includes three strings of numbers. The first string includes three numbers identifying the province and/or municipality an individual inhabits. The second string will be the two digits for the year an individual became a citizen or an adjacent, whichever is relevant. And the last three digits will be a serial number unique to that person. The serial number will be, for the foreseeable future, unique to an individual, meaning that they will not be reused if a person dies or terminates their Sandum citizenship. Of course, this means that only 999 possible numbers exist under this system, though with only 22 numbers given there is plenty of time left to consider what will happen then.
The provincial number, which may have additional significance in the future, itself contains information. The first digit will be the micronation one is primarily a member of. Currently, this number can only be 1 for Sandus or 2 for Überstadt, the only other member of the Social System today. Überstadt’s code will be 200 for the Civil ID.
The second digit stands for the province to which the citizen belongs, listed in order of their creation. For example, Kremlum Sandus is 110 since it was the first Sandum province created, while Quercus Candida (the fourth province created) is 140. Sandus Ulterior is 120, and Sandus Europae is 130.
The last digit stands for the municipality where a citizen may reside. At the moment, there is only one municipality in Sandus, Ann Arbour. Ann Arbour’s Civil ID code is 141, so residents of Ann Abour wil have a Civil ID number beginning with 141.
The new Civil ID program comes amidst several new projects that the Sôgmô is working on ahead of the new year, including two new laws on nationality and on administrative divisions.