Department of Internal Affairs
The Minister of Internal Affairs
William Lehman, Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark
Department of Internal Affairs
Description of Department
The Department of Internal Affairs of the Empire of Lehmark is an important Government Department that provides for much of the Empire's functioning. It is primarily responsible for many Citizenship related aspects of Lehmark including managing Applications for Citizenship and Passports and the hiring and management of employees of the Imperial Government. All Government documentation, forms and Register management is delegated to an Agency of the Department, namely the Office of the Imperial Archives.
Contact the Department of Internal Affairs via email: LehmarkDOIA@gmail.com
Citizens of Lehmark, seeking paid employment in the Empire, can apply for an open Employment Vacancy on the linked paged.
The Imperial Government is the Empire's largest employer, and provides Citizens the option to be employed as Ministers and Agency Leaders and take a hands-on role in the direct development of our micronation. Private company listings and other Vacancies available.
Citizen Identification Package
These packages have been designed so Citizens of Lehmark can more easily identify themselves when they are within the territory of Lehmark.
Platinum - $30.00AUD
1 Lehmark Passport, 1 Lehmark ID Card, 1 Lehmark Physical Citizenship Certificate, 1 Lehmark Postcard, 2 Lehmark Stamps
Standard - $20.00AUD
1 Lehmark Passport, 1 Lehmark ID Card, 1 Lehmark Physical Citizenship Certificate
What's Included - Check it out!
Status and Legality of Lehmark Passport's and ID Cards
As Lehmark is a micronation our Passports and ID Cards are not viewed as legitimate and cannot be used to travel between countries which require one. As such our Passports and ID Cards are thus classified as "novelty items", and this is why we can produce and sell our Passports.
Due to the fact that our Passports are classified as novelty items the Empire at this point has no need to create regulations, policy or Imperial Decrees around the status and legalities of our Identification Documents at this point.
Fees and Process
Two Step Process:
Step 1 - Fill out the Citizen identification Package Application Form - ensure to upload a Passport style photo
Step 2 - Purchase the chosen Citizen Identification Package (Platinum or Standard) through the Lehmark Postal Service
Within 60 days you will receive your Citizen Identification Package to your postal address.
Any Application that has been filled out incorrectly will be automatically declined and deleted.
Upon check-out please use the ID Package Shipping Option.
Agency of National Security
The Agency of National Security is a two fold Agency, charged with both law enforcement and defence of Lehmark. With the abolishment of the Department of Armed Forces as laid out in Imperial Decree LIV, most of that Department's responsibilities were transferred to the new Agency of National Security.
Crime in Lehmark and Civil Disputes are non-existent so there has been little need for a large amount of law enforcement agents.
Two of the Agency's most important responsibilities is ensuring the integrity and security of Lehmark’s borders during peace time and conducting the defence of Lehmark during times of conflict and maintaining civil law and order and security of the Citizens of Lehmark.
As the Imperial Guard of Lehmark double as a defence force during times of conflict the Agency, must ensure the training, drilling, ammunition control and weapon supply of the Imperial Guard of Lehmark.
The Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark remains the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Guard of Lehmark.
The Imperial Guard of Lehmark are charged with law enforcement and national defence and therefore cannot be used to conduct offensive military actions.
Contact the Agency of National Security via email: LehmarkAONS@gmail.com
Office of the Imperial Archives
Chief Imperial Archivist: William Lehman, Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark
The Offices of the Imperial Archives is an Agency of the Department of Internal Affairs, which means that the Department of Internal Affairs has delegated our offices with the important tasks of:
Ensuring that all Documents, Forms, request Imperial Decrees are properly controlled and stored and ensuring that documents are readily available upon Approved Freedom of Information request
Maintain a Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Maintain the Citizens Register
These Registers are designed for the Empire to keep track of its Membership by way of Citizens and to ensure that they are providing Government services to the write person.
To help this the Empire created the Unique Citizen Identification Number, which is given to each Citizen on their Certificate of Citizenship, these details are maintained in The Citizens Register.
For privacy and protection reasons both of these Registers are closed to the public and cannot be accessed even by Freedom of Information Request as it would be severely damaging.
Currently the Offices maintain an Archive of all Imperial Decrees which is available for all Citizens of the Empire and Members of the Wider Community to view. Lehmark tries to be as transparent as possible when it comes to the Governments Functionality and this is also applied to the Imperial Decrees.
Memorandum on National development
Individualised Development Plans for Departments and Agencies, were introduced by Memorandum on 11 November 2020.
In Lehmark, Ministers and Agency Leaders have a duty to undertake necessary works that contribute towards the progression and development of Lehmark as a micronation. The Memorandum on National Development, provides directives for Ministers and Agency Leaders so they can satisfy that duty.
Each Minister and Agency Leader is only expected to meet their individualised Development Plan.