Being a citizen of the State of Sandus enables you to be an active participant in the proceedings of our government, to shape our national project, and to live a culturally independent life. Citizenship allows you to take part in cooperatives in Sandus, reap the physical and well-being benefits of being a Sandum citizen, and to be part of a revolutionary micronation. Would you be interested in becoming a citizen of our micronational nation-project? Click the image above!
About Sandum Citizenship:
Citizenship in the State of Sandus is divided into three distinctions: Full citizenship or civis, partial citizenship or socius, and auxiliary citizenship or peregrinus. The antiqué law named « the Act on Citizenship of Martio MMXII » became law on 10 March 2012. This law provides for three statuses of citizenship with different obligations and rights, according to an individual’s citizenship application. Full citizenship affords all citizen rights, whereas socius citizenship rights are granted to the citizens of another state according to a treaty agreement made between Sandus and the other party. Auxiliary citizenship, or peregrinus, is a citizenship status similar to that of a foreign national resident or permanent resident non-national. The Act also establishes the process for citizenship, the system of provinces, and the former Coursae d’Honourae. The following are the different distinctions of citizenship, with excerpts from the Act on Citizenship of Martio MMXII:
Civis (Full Citizenship)
Full Citizenship, or Civis, is granted all rights of Sandum citizens, which include:
the right to vote, the right to stand for election, the right to create cooperatives and conduct business in Sandus, the right to marry with another consenting citizen of the State, the right to relocate and migrate without issue and retain citizenship, the right to have a trial within Sandus and its jurisdictions, the right to a jury in certain cases, the right to appeal, the right to petition the Sandum government for redress of its policies or functions as per the Founding Law, and the rights of life as per the Founding Law.
Civis citizenship is granted if:
a person’s parents are cives through blood, if a person is born in Sandus or its civilis jurisdictions through birth, if a person is married to a civis through marriage, or if a person has been naturalised from peregrinus citizenship. Cives must be at least an age of 14 years old and, if attaining citizenship through naturalisation, they must have been a peregrinus for at least one month.
Socius (Partial or Foreign Citizenship)
Partial Citizenship, or Socius, is granted rights of Sandus and Socii states (i.e., socii civitates), which include:
the right to create cooperatives and conduct business in Sandus, the right to marry with another consenting citizen of the State, the right to relocate and migrate to another region within Sandus without issue and retain citizenship, the right to have a trial within Sandus and its jurisdictions, the right to a jury in certain cases, the right to appeal, the right to petition the Sandum government for redress of its policies or functions as per the Founding Law, and the rights of life as per the Founding Law. Other rights may be prescribed according to the individual Socius state.
Socius citizenship is granted if:
a person is a citizen of a socius state which has a socius status treaty with the State of Sandus by treaty, if a person is married to a socius through marriage, if a person is naturalised in a socius state, or as according to the laws of the socius state.
It may be granted by treaty in several methods:
individual citizenship, wherein a citizen of a socius state applies to their respective government for socius citizenship; Broad citizenship, wherein all citizens of a socius state are granted socius citizenship automatically and en masse; or, Group citizenship, wherein groups of citizens are granted socius citizenship. Processes for granting citizenship are according to the socius state and as by the socius status treaty. Other requirements are decreed by the individual socius state.
Peregrinus (Auxiliary or Temporary Citizenship)
Auxiliary Citizenship, or Peregrinus, is granted rights of Sandus, which include:
the right to petition the Sandum government for redress of its policies or functions as per the Founding Law and the rights of life as per the Founding Law.
One might be a peregrinus citizen, if:
a person has applied to the Sandum government for Sandum citizenship, if one has been recognised by the Sôgmô as a peregrinus citizen, or as a punishment resulting in an offence or crime. Peregrini(ae) must apply to an official of the State to be awarded peregrinus citizenship in process of becoming a naturalised civis.
Possible Future Reforms:
In the future, it is likely that a reform will take place so that civilae can not become civilae by birth. This will reflect recent Realist treatises on combating nationalism and keeping Sandus full of citizens who do not take pride in being Sandum but, instead, in the work Sandus has achieved and for what Sandus is. In addition, individual-specific socilivo agreements may be made, whereby foreign micronationalists and macronational citizens can apply for partial citizenship – without the need of a socilivo state having a treaty; however, this agreement will be worked out so as not to undermine the strict prohibition on dual citizenship found in Sandus since late 2010. As no Sandum citizen has yet given birth to a child since the creation of Sandus, however, these reforms have not been a primary political concern.
Note on Language:
Prior to May 2015, the titles of the three citizenship classes were derived from the Sandum constructed language Sancta, the former third official language of Sandus. In April 2015, Sancta was exchanged with Latin as the third official Sandum language and changes were made in May 2015 to the legal corpus that updates the use of language. Prior to May 2015, the classes were as follows:
Full or civis citizenship was known as civilo;
Partial or socius citizenship was known as socilivo;
Auxiliary or peregrinus citizenship was known as peregro.
Some information on the State of Sandus’s Sandus.org website may use the former terminology.