Senyan nationality law
Classes of Senyan nationality
There are currently five different official types of Senyan nationality. Four of these nationalities reflect the various territories of Senya (citizens of Senya (Proper), Lamantia, Ranentsi and Tiana). The fifth nationality is "Senyan nationality", which is for citizens of Senya proper and Lamantia.
|Right to abode
|Right to abode
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|Senyan citizen (Senyan)||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Senyan citizen (Lamantian)||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
Senyan, Lamantian, Ranentsian and Tianan passports are afforded to all legal citizens of those nations. Senyans and Lamantians both hold full "Senyan citizenship", whilst citizens of Ranentsi and Tiana, who both have their own immigration policies that are independent to that of Senya and Lamantia, hold their own citizenships with their own passports. As a result, the right of abode is not an automatic right between Senyans (meaning Senyan proper and Lamantia), and the other two territories. However, Tianans are exempt from immigration control when entering Senya, with the reverse also being true, though this policy does not apply to Ranentsi.
Senyan nationality is a class of Senyan citizenship officially allocated to all current incarcerated prisoners, people who have been released from prison within the past 3 months for minor crimes, 12 months for serious crimes, any conviction for a "major violent or public offence", as well as those with a "travel ban" imposed by a court order. In this case, the right of a Senyan passport and to travel abroad is waived, and people who fall into this category are prohibited from leaving Senya. If they attempt to do so, they face a charge of desertion, which is punishable by the death penalty.
Acquisition of Senyan nationality
Senyan citizenship (as well as Ranentsian and Tianan) for the most part is lex sanguinis, meaning that citizenship is given to children born to Senyan parents, rather than by birth. To qualify, at least one of the biological parents must be a Senyan citizen at the time of the child's conception. If the child is born outside of Senya, then the child is awarded provisional Senyan citizenship until the age of 16. The child is then awarded Senyan citizenship for life if they move to Senya (for a period at least 3 continual years after the child's sixth birthday), or have mastered both the Senyan and English languages (one should be at near fluent level and the other should be able to be used in complex conversations). If a child has not obtained either of these qualifications by their 16th birthday, they are stripped of their Senyan citizenship.
Senyan citizenship is also obtainable by naturalisation under the following mechanism
- The person is of a good moral stature
- The person is not a government official of another nation
- The person pledges to respect Senyan law and customs
- The person has lived in Senya for a minimum of 5 continual years (or 8 non-consecutive years)
- The person is employed full time job (with the exception of foreign athletes) or has been in full time education in Senya for 4 continual years (or 7 non-consecutive years, also excludes university and exchange students)