MINISTRY OF CITIZENSHIP
The Ministry of Citizenship is the government department responsible for overseeing the actual people of the Empire. It keeps records of population, births, deaths, marriages and migration. It collects information on demographics such as ethnicity and religion. Its Minister is HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher COA.
The Ministry oversees who holds each of the two types of citizenship (honourary and full). Thus, the Ministry has a citizen application form that you can fill in if you wish to become a citizen of the Empire. You can contact the Ministry via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In order to be accepted as a full citizen of the Empire, you must fulfil at least one of the following:
-Live permanently on Adammic land. The only real way of doing this is to arrange with the Office of the Emperor for your house to be annexed. For minors, this will require parental consent.
-Serve the Empire in battle. Members of the military, if a combat situation were to arise, would be rewarded with full citizenship. The Ministry of Defence strongly discourages provoking combat to achieve full citizenship.
-Contribute significantly to the Empire. Full citizenship is sometimes given as a reward.
Once a full citizen, you will be counted towards the population of the Empire. Full citizens have the right to vote in the National Elections (and in Local Elections if you live in a Province). You will enjoy all the benefits of citizenship in the Empire. However, you will be expected to follow all of our laws, and if you are over the age of 18 and living near to the Adammic Provinces (you will be notified if this is the case), you will be automatically entered into the Contributions Scheme (see Ministry of Finance for more information) where you will pay a small fee towards the Treasury unless you choose to opt out.
Full citizens who have not either a) lived in Adammic territory b) voted in any election or referendum or c) spent any time in official employment in the past year will be demoted to honourary citizens.
Anybody can apply for honourary citizenship provided your application is serious enough and makes sense. Honourary citizens have no rights or responsibilities (except what is guaranteed in the Supreme Directive), may not vote, do not count towards the population and are not part of the Contributions Scheme.
There is one law that applies to both kinds of citizens: It is illegal to post information on the Internet about the Empire's exact location, for safety reasons (see Imperial Decree VII). All citizens may be added to the Adammic Imperial Skype Lounge, simply ask us and provide your Skype address and you will be added.
Honourary citizenship expires after 10 years unless it is renewed. You can do this at any time by contacting the Ministry through email@example.com or any other means. This will have the effect of resetting the "timer".