The government announced today that the Kingdom of Mount Vema will be introducing a new identity verification service to ensure that people travelling to Mount Vema for work and service providers provide information that is associated with the identity of a real person.
The new service will be provided by a private company to be selected after negotiations and to be announced as soon as a deal is reached. The new service will verify the authenticity of physical identity documents such as a passport or travel document, and will identity information against authoritative sources such as a credit bureau or government data, called non-documentary verification.
Businesses and entities that form part of the Kingdom of Mount Vema will also be able to use the service to ensure that users or customers provide information that is associated with their real identity, required to establish bank accounts, other financial accounts, and stop illegal activities like scams, and money laundering.
The new service will also be used both online and in person to verify identity especially when boarding a vessel to Mount Vema, as travelers are encouraged to confirm for the Online Check-in process before leaving home to the island. People who wait to check in at the terminal risk being unable to sail even if they arrive at the terminal before the vessel leaves.
Mount Vema government security regulations require passenger vessels to submit certain guest information to law enforcement authorities at least 60 minutes prior to departure. To meet this requirement, it is necessary that the vessel has the information in its records and verified at least 90 minutes before departure. If a passenger does not have his or her information by this deadline, he or she will be unable to sail.
The service will make it easier for the Kingdom of Mount Vema to verify the identity of almost anyone at any-time, anywhere in the world and tackle the growing problems of identity fraud and money laundering. Service providers will be able to check their customers are who they say they are with reference using a data for more than 5 billion people around the world.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination