Benefits of becoming a citizen of Antarctica
Get a chance to visit Antarctica for FREE !
Become a part of the Antarctic community (scientists, naturalists, historians, underwater specialists, etc.)
Invest in your own future and the future of your family
"Over the last 25 years, the Antarctic ice sheet has lost about 3 trillion tons of ice. Over the past five years the rate of ice loss from Antarctica is three times what it was 25 years ago.
What does this mean?
This means that Antarctica was never so close to becoming actually inhabitable by people. What is the probability of this happening during your lifetime or the lifetime of your kids?
Climate change and sea-level rise predictions are becoming worse in an almost geometric progression, so speaking of probability - it is considerable.
Becoming a citizen of the United Republics of Antarctica is a great investment in your own future."
Vasia Bratchuk - President of the URA
Wait, isn't Antarctica for everyone anyway?
Yes, it is! And that is the whole point.
We do not know what will happen in the future. Some countries might claim and try to enforce control over certain Antarctic territories imposing their own laws on people residing in those territories. We believe that such a situation is unacceptable and that all people who go to the continent for work or travel reasons form a single community of people with equal rights who can be called "Antarcticans". The future of Antarctica is and should be in the hands of this community, not in the hands of politicians from other continents.
Of course, at the current moment in history you do not need a visa or a passport to travel to the continent.
URA citizenship gives you potential benefits for traveling to Antarctica and helps you with integration into the Antarctic community.