A record number of Mount Vema passports could be issued, more than a 100 as business opportunities increases demand. The highest number since records began and up 100% this year, with interest from business people continuing to rise, the Mount Vema government has announced.
According to data released by the Royal Mount Vema Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday, no more than 30 passports were issued since the creation of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, and mostly were diplomatic passports issued to Mount Vema officials.
“The interests expressed this month is the highest number ever”, said the department for foreign affairs. The interest received mostly in private were from business people from countries specially in Europe that allow for dual citizenship, according to the department, seeking to get a second passport.
The scramble for Mount Vema passports has been widely linked to business opportunities, since a Mount Vema passport enables people to do business and work in Mount Vema without visa.
Demand for Mount Vema passports also comes after intense but highly secrete negotiations between Mount Vema and more than five countries to enable Mount Vema nationals to travel visa free and to facilitate investments from Mount Vema, as the purchasing power of Mount Vema currency is expected to increase.
The Vema Seamount Territory is expected to spend more than 5 billion golles in the next five years for access to foreign market and at the same time ensure that its passport holders can travel anywhere in the world free to explore investment opportunities.
Mount Vema passport cards cost 65 golles and the book 455 golles. Applicants must first hold a Mount Vema Certificate of Citizenship to apply. The passport card allows bearers to travel using it alone to all countries added to a list to be updated regularly by the Royal Mount Vema Department of Foreign Affairs.
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