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Apply for Lehmarkian Citizenship
Thank you for taking the first step to becoming a Citizen of Lehmark. Lehmark is a voluntary project that needs Citizens like YOU, so we can maintain our evolution and development as a sovereign micronation.
Take a hands-on position within our micronation and help guide Lehmark towards greater achievements and advancements.
A Study Guide is available, with all the answers highlighted for the questions found in the Citizenship Test. We do recommend reading the Study Guide before taking the Test.
You can gain Membership in the Lehmark Order of Citizens. Just by becoming a Citizen!
You can be a Citizen of Lehmark and still keep your macronational Citizenship. This is called Dual Citizenship.
Please check your Junk Mailbox for your exclusive Welcome Email and Certificate Email.
Lehmark's Reason for Existing as a Micronation
Our Motto is: For Absolutism and Social Progression. Our National Political and Ethical Morals and Guiding Ideas.
In Absolutism: We have designed a highly centralised autocratic monarchy, revolving around the Emperor and Autocrat's exercise of executive and legislative authority as per the Constitution. Recent developments have also seen the creation of an elected Imperial Senate, which is an elected advisory body to the Emperor and Autocrat. We believe that through readily available advice, the Emperor and Autocrat can introduce effective legislative action to meet the needs of the Nation, and not be bound by the division and slowness of traditional democracy.
In Social Progression: We have set down in the Constitution, our Bill of Rights: The most advanced of any Nation on Earth. At its core is the 17 Basic Human Rights we recognise. We expanded on those Basic Rights by introducing: 'Rights Derived from the United Nations Charter on Human Rights', 'LGBTIQ+ Specific Rights', 'Women’s Equality Rights' and 'Privacy and The Internet'.
Through our Facebook Page and Discord Server, our Citizens are connected to one another, and we can begin to build a community that is communicating and working together. This helps to strengthen our foundations as a Nation and prepares us for the future.
Our Mission for 2021: Fill the Ranks of the Imperial Government, Achieve our National Development Plan, Expand our Cultural Identity.
In accordance with Imperial Decree XXVII - On Citizenship Regulation: Amended 29 October 2020
The following regulations regarding citizenship will come into force in order to properly and clearly outline how citizenship is gained and/or lost. Some aspects are covered in the Constitution and nothing stated here will change that, however, it will be reiterated.
The Constitution States:
“The Head of State has the sole power to grant titles of Nobility and Citizenship:
The Head of State reserves the Right to Revoke or Amend Titles of Nobility, and is done so via Title Decree.
The Granting and Revoking of Citizenship is delegated to the Department of Internal Affairs who is expected to act within past and future Imperial Decrees regulating the processes of Citizenship:
The Head of State retains the Right to overturn any Granting or Revoking of Citizenship.
Decrees are not necessary or required for the Granting or Revoking of Citizenship, unless the Head of State is overturning a decision made by the Department of Internal Affairs..“
Loss of Citizenship
Citizenship will be automatically revoked in cases where:
That Citizen has been convicted of terrorism in either Lehmark or another country.
The Emperor and Autocrat will decide to revoke Citizenship in cases where:
The Citizen has been convicted a major crime. e.g murder, rape, pedophilia.
The Citizen has not paid the Imperial Development Scheme in 6 months, and has not opted out of the program.
The Citizen has released private and sensitive information about the Empire.
It has been proven that a Parent(s) or Caregiver(s) of a Person under the Age of 15, at the time of their Citizenship Acceptance, filled out said Person’s Citizenship Test/Application on their behalf. (Amendment 29/10/2020)
In any other circumstance that the Emperor and Autocrat deems fit.
Renunciation (Amendment 29/10/2020)
Citizens of Lehmark are able to renounce their Citizenship at anytime, Citizens who wish to renounce said Citizenship must provide a written letter to the Department of Internal Affairs, explaining why they want to renounce their Citizenship.
The Department of Internal Affairs will decide to accept or reject Renunciation’s of Citizenship on a case by case basis, if the Department of Internal Affairs approves the Renunciation of Citizenship, that Citizen will receive a formal Notice of Revocation of Citizenship via email.
The Nature of Statehood and Citizenship (Amendment 23 November 2020)
Citizenship can be gained through:
A person can apply to become a Citizen of Lehmark if:
They are over the age of 15:
Or must provide the written consent of parent(s) or caregiver(s) when prompted by the Department of Internal Affairs.(Amendment 29/10/2020)
Are not a convicted criminal.
Must not be seeking asylum.
Must not be seeking residency.
The Citizenship Test/Application will never have a cost associated to it again.
A person who is born of parents who are both Citizens of Lehmark will have automatic Citizenship upon birth.
A person who is born to parents where one parent is a Citizen of Lehmark will have automatic Citizenship upon birth.
A person who is born to parents who are not Citizens of Lehmark will not have Citizenship.
Persons under the Age of 15: (Amendment 29/10/2020)
Persons under the Age of 15 are able to become Citizens of Lehmark via Citizenship Test/Application, only when the parent(s) or caregiver(s) provide written consent (when prompted by the Department of Internal Affairs), and said parent(s) or caregiver(s) must already be Citizens of Lehmark above the Age of 15.
Parent(s) or Caregiver(s) of Persons Under the Age of 15, are not permitted to make Citizenship Application’s on behalf of their children.
People who hold Citizenship with other macronations or micronations will be allowed to have Citizenship with the Empire of Lehmark except in cases where:
That person holds a position in government in another micronation.
That person is the Head of State/Government of another micronation.
That person is the Head of State/Government of another macronation.
The Empire of Lehmark does all we can to ensure the Privacy of our Citizens and the Information they provide to us, via various Applications, Communications or any other document with personal information relating to or about our Citizens.
We do this by:
Personal information provided in these Citizenship Applications are stored on a National Database only accessible by the Emperor and Autocrat. This database is stored on an encrypted external password protected drive.
Several separate Databases also exist for: It is worth noting for the below Databases, that the information contained within, pertains to Personal information proving identity, as well as usernames and passwords generated by the Imperial Government for Citizen accessibility to Government Services.
University Student Information
Banking and Account Information
Election and Elector Information
National Business Information
National Passport Register
Lehmark Employment Information
Publicly Made Available Information
The Imperial Government maintains a National Statistic Report, managed and available in the Office of the National Archives. This Report is released annually, and reports on the Nations demographics. This is inclusive of:
Country of Origin
Monthly Citizenship Application Numbers
National State Populations
No personal information, such as Names, Dates of Birth, Email addresses or the like will be made public in these Reports.
Your Information and the Government
The Imperial Government of Lehmark can request to the Emperor and Autocrat to make available Citizens; First Names and Email addresses. However this can only be for Official use, such as:
Department Bulletin Programs
Relating to Department Services
The State Senators of Lehmark are permitted to make requests for Citizens; First Names and Email addresses, only for Official use, such as:
Contacting the Constituents as per relevant Decree.
Engaging Citizens in State Projects or Events
Election Candidates are permitted to access Citizens; First Name and Email address for their State Candidacy only to Contact the Constituency no more than 3 times in an Election period, to promote their Candidacy.
Lehmark Mailing List
The Empire of Lehmark utilises MailChimp to ensure our Citizens can be informed of the ongoings within the Empire.
New Citizens are automatically subscribed upon acceptance of Application, a Welcome Email will be sent to New Citizens with useful information and links to Government Services. An Unsubscribe option is provided on all emails.
Lehmark ensures to send as little of these kinds of emails as possible. In most instances the Mailing List will be used to:
On occasion advertise a new or popular service or item
Inform of important political and social developments or other event
Allow the Emperor and Autocrat to communicate directly with the Citizens.
The Imperial Government will be sending out a monthly or bi-monthly bulletin to inform Citizens of the political ongoings within the Nation.