Becoming a citizen of
the United Republics
of Antarctica

Benefits of becoming a citizen

  • 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

"You probably have life insurance and might enjoy living in your current place of residence. But think of this - will your insurance company help you relocate when the ice really starts melting and your city gets permanently  flooded going under sea level? Probably not. 
What is the probability of this happening during your lifetime or the lifetime of your kids?
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. 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

How to become a citizen?

1. Click on the C-1 application form (doc | pdf) , fill it in and send it to with subject name "CITIZENSHIP". 
2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will overview your application, determine your eligibility criteria and file an official response noting their decision regarding your citizenship.
3. In the case of a positive decision you will be granted with a digital Certificate of Naturalization (for FREE), which is the equivalent of a residence permit, and allows you to participate in URA events all over the world for free and opens up several other opportunities.
4. The final step in becoming a citizen is obtaining your actual passport. Becoming a citizen makes you eligible to vote in all of the elections in the URA including Presidential and Presidential Council elections as well as makes you eligible to sumbit your candidacy.
You also get a chance to win a FREE trip to Antarctica. The passport issuing cost is 0.0035 Bitcoin.
The residence permit card issuing cost is 0.0015 Bitcoin - a URA residence permit card is a nearly equal substitute of a URA passport with the sole exception that you do not enter the travel lottery (trip to Antarctica). Donations in other currencies are also accepted.
The majority of this fee covers special passport manufacturing costs and the leftover amount goes to the Ministry of Finance and can be easily tracked in the URA Budget Distribution Protocol.
The URA are constantly in search for talents to join and work for the Government!
For us to review your candidacy, please send a letter to
with subject name "GOVERNMENT WORK" and your resume/bio/portfolio attached and a description of what you would like to do.



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