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What’s New in Asgardia? Lena De Winne Addresses Recent Developments (Part 1).

September 16, 0001 / September 25, 2017

During a September Q&A session online , Lena De Winne, the CEO and Vice-President of NGO Asgardia, and the Deputy Head of Administration of Asgardia, addressed a number of questions posted by Asgardians online. She also discussed recent developments.

Constitution Accepted

As you all know, we have completed the cycle of voting, and a number of decrees by Dr. Ashurbeyli have been published,” she said. “The Constitution has been accepted by 72.5% of the votes. Congratulations to all of you and all of us for such a big success. We are Asgardian!”

Citizenship, IDs & Passports
De Winne explained that “those people who have voted in support of the Constitution have the preferential right to be considered Asgardian citizens. Will still need to do quite a bit of work in order to prepare ID cards and passports.”

“Those of you who have voted in support of the Constitution before the announcement by Dr. Ashurbeyli that the voting is closed are entitled to receive ID cards and passports as soon as we are ready to distribute them,” she said, adding that it will take a few months to prepare ID cards and passports.

Picking Up ID Cards in Person

De Winne assured viewers that a lot of thought will go into where ID cards will have to be picked up. She said that once in a lifetime, a person will have to present themselves, with documents proving their identity, in order to receive Asgardian documents.

There will be one embassy per continent and then there will be consulates, which will be spread out. Maybe there will be temporary locations. We will see how everybody does it for the citizens around the world and we will do our best to make it as convenient as possible.”

She added that for those who are unable to travel, “we will look at situations on a case by case basis.”

De Winne suggested that embassies will likely begin to be established sometime next year, as embassies fall under the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one of twelve ministries that is to be available in the government structure once it is established. It will be one of the first tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

What’s Next?

De Winne noted that now that the Constitution has been approved, it sets the ground law of the nation. “Now, according to the Constitution, there will be a Parliament formed. It will take six months to form the Parliament, and it’s the role of the Parliament to develop the laws. As is defined in the Constitution, a number of subjects will be specified once the laws are elaborated by the Parliament and passed and accepted.”

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Carol Lynn Lockhart

Thank you!  This was very informative.

In the USA, Passports are  handled by our local County Clerk's, roughly a Strategist level reprehensive. You present your information to the Clerk who verifies your ID and collects your paperwork, copies your Identification and takes a ID picture for your passport.

Example: I live in Chautauqua County. I go up to the Clerk's office, get the papers for a Passport. Fill them out. Go get a picture done for my Passport. Return to the Clerk's Office. Present my paperwork, ID and picture. Next, all that is sent to Albany, NY, which is the seat of State Government. They process all this stuff and it can take up to 6 months for them to send the Physical passport back to the Clerk.  the Clerk calls you, you go back up Show your Driver's License as ID and they give you your passport.

This may seem like it is difficult, but most people in the USA can easily reach their County Clerk's office.  It is not so easy if I would have to travel to Albany were our Governor is or to New York City which is clear across the other side of the State from me.

If our local people are in place, like Debutants and Strategists, they could do the verification for people in their areas, if necessary, send the paperwork to the next level, the cards and passports are made, shipped back to the local representative and then physically handed to the Citizen.

That is my idea, anyway.  A very good article and I can't wait to read part 2!   You are doing a great job Asgardia News! :-)

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Carol Lynn Lockhart

Sorry for the spelling error: "Representative" is what I meant to put in the first sentence!

~Tal

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DazeDreamer

Thanks, Talamon, for presenting a clear explanation of how our system for obtaining passports in the USA works. It looks like something like this would work in other countries that have similar governmental set-ups.  It’s a good suggestion.  I look forward to reading ideas for how to implement the process in other countries with different forms of governments.

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JeanMi

In some countries like France, for instance, I suppose it will not be very easy to have more than one ambassy, and it would probably be in Paris, which is 800 km from my residence. Do you think it could be convenient to have some electronic control process ? If this is made with the best security, then, we could imagine the sending of the physical passport by Post (or more convenient transport) to french Asgardan against payment of fees...

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Ives Liu

Is there an embassy in China? How to get IDs & Passports ?

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nicolabazzani

Hi to all : in Italy the passport is  made to the police station and therefore I have to pass the police  (civilian police, in Italy there is not only military police such as in  the USA but Military and Civilian) and after a time span that can vary from month to month you get your passport. in Italy it is very easy to get a passport, if a person has not committed any offenses he/she. will have it for sure

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lionel45

how to get your ID card

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lionel45

ce qui me fait peur, on peut nous attaquer violemment comme le terrorisme, etc. sur les citoyens d'Asgardia, on devrait avoir des armes et des policiers pour assurer l'ambassade et les citoyens.

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SARVESH KUMAR

How to get ID card

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Steven 5

What about those that have retired to another country that is not their country of birth?

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