The Government of Asgardia released an updated Directive No. 1, explaining the status of the Resident of Asgardia in 2019.
The current version of the document includes corrections, changes and clarifications to the previous version of Directive No. 1, published on 15 December 0002 (17 December 2018). The document contains instructions for those planning to obtain or maintain their status as a Resident of Asgardia and to take advantage of the accompanying privileges.
The key points of updated Directive are the following:
- The Follower status has been replaced by that of an Asgardian. An Asgardian is any person who considers him- or herself an Asgardian, has registered on the government website Asgardia.space and has accepted the Data Protection Policy (DPP). Every Asgardian receives access to basic government services; can subscribe to an electronic mailing of relevant news and information about Asgardia; and can participate in social surveys conducted on the government website. Every Asgardian also has the right to receive the Resident status of Asgardia, once they have met all of the requirements.
- The status of Suspended Residents has been revised. Suspended Resident status is given to those who had the Resident status in 2018 but have not paid the Citizenship/Residence Fee (CRF) in 2018. Their Resident status is suspended until the full payment of the CRF, but not later than 1 April 2019. Suspended Residents maintain their right to vote in the mayoral elections. They also maintain access to other government services. If the CRF is not paid by 1 April 2019, the status of the Resident is revoked completely due to failure to meet all of the mandatory requirements listed in Section III. However, persons who have lost their Resident status continue to be Asgardians.
- The rights of Residents of Asgardia are detailed in the Directive. Among other things, opportunities given to Residents include: access to all implemented and developing social and business services of Asgardia, as well as to its social network; the right to participate in mayoral, parliamentary and other elections, including nominating themselves; the right to work in government entities and institutions of Asgardia.