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Foreign relations of Sanama

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Visa policy

In 1685 the federal government started to relax its visa policy by removing the requirement entirely for some nations, and allowing visa application on arrival for others.

Country Outlook Visa requirement Notes
Alduria Alduria Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Barbary Barbary Neutral Visa required
Arbor Arbor Neutral Visa required
Bassarid Periphery Bassarid Periphery Negative Visa required
Bassarid Empire Bassarid Empire Negative Visa required
Constancia Constancia Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Craitland Craitland Positive Visa not required 30 days
Drak-Modan Drak-Modan Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Elwynn Elwynn Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Floria Floria Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Freeland Freeland Neutral Visa on arrival
Goëtia Goëtia Neutral Visa required
Guttuli Guttuli Negative Travel prohibited Travel prohibited due to Vanic Taint.
Jääland Jääland Neutral Visa on arrival
Jingdao Jingdao Neutral Visa required
Kalgachia Kalgachia Neutral Visa required
Krasnocoria Krasnocoria Amicable Visa on arrival
Leylstadt Leylstadt Neutral Visa required
Lostisland Lostisland Amicable Visa on arrival
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh Neutral Visa required
Mercury Mercury Positive Visa not required 28 days, extendable to 90 days
Natopia Natopia Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Nova England Nova England Amicable Visa on arrival
Palesmenia Palesmenia Positive Visa on arrival
Phinbella Phinbella Neutral Visa required
Ralgon Ralgon Neutral Visa required
Ransenar Ransenar Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Refliasia Refliasia Neutral Visa required
Réunion Réunion Neutral Visa required
Sanpantul Sanpantul Amicable Visa on arrival
Senya Senya Positive Visa not required 90 days
Shireroth Shireroth Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
Tellia Tellia Amicable Visa not required 90 days
Thracistan Thracistan Amicable Visa on arrival
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
United Benacian Republic United Benacian Republic Neutral Visa required
United Isles United Isles Positive Visa on arrival Sanama aiding in defence and security
Wechua Wechua Positive Freedom of movement Raspur Pact
West Skerry and Sri Pashana West Skerry and Sri Pashana Neutral Visa required

Regulations

Citizens from a freedom of movement country are granted the rights found in the SANE treaty of the Raspur Pact. This includes the right to reside, work and study with the same requirements as Sanaman citizens. Freedom of movement citizens does have an obligation to provide for themselves while residing in Sanama.

Citizens from a visa on arrival country must, before going through immigration, obtain the proper visa. Such visa is only refused in the following situations:

  • The traveller transported prohibited goods,
  • The traveller engaged in criminal activity, such as trafficking,
  • The traveller is blacklisted, or
  • The traveller refused to answer one or more questions from immigration officers.

Citizens from visa required countries must obtain a visa prior to travelling to Sanama at a Sanaman embassy or consulate. In countries without Sanaman diplomatic representation, the same application can be made at the mission of any Raspur Pact member.

Types of visas

  • Private visa: For visit by invitation from residents in Sanama. The resident vouches for the visitor. Either visitor or resident is responsible for providing for the visitor. Such visas are issued for up to 90 days and may not be immediately renewed.
  • Tourist visa: Only for leisure travel, up to 90 days, may not be immediately renewed. Applicant must show that they can provide for themselves during their stay, as well as a valid departure ticket.
  • Business visa: Commercial visa of a temporary nature. Issued for a set time and precludes permanent employment.
  • Cultural visa: For athletes and artists attending a specific event, issued for the duration of that event. Proof of support and a valid departure ticket must be presented before issuing.
  • Refugee visa: Issued to people fleeing from war, persecution or natural disaster. Can be granted on arrival if the applicant can reasonably show that they could not apply in the departure country.
    • Vanic visa: Issued to defectors from lands affected by the Vanic Taint. Must show a reasonable fear of persecution due to non-compliance with Vanic culture, or having suffered sexual, mental or physical abuse due to Vanic culture. Requires a 30 day quarantine after being granted. Valid for one year and usually leads to long-term residency.
  • Student visa: Issued to students at a Sanaman institution for the duration of their studies. Upon completion of studies, the applicant can either apply for residency provided they can show a signed employment contract in the studied field, or leave the country.
  • Temporary worker visa: Issued to applicants that can show a signed employment contract in a qualified field. After the visa expires, the applicant can apply for long-term residence or a renewed visa, or leave the country.
  • Asylum visa: Issued to people who have suffered or reasonably fear persecution due to their political activities or opinion, religion, sexual orientation or gender expression. Is initially issued for a period of two years and if the conditions remain after the initial two years, the person gains permanent residency.
  • Spouse visa: Issued to the spouse of a legal resident or citizen. The resident or citizen is to provide for the spouse until they can provide for themself.
  • Relative visa: Issued to minor children or parents that require assistance, of a legal resident or citizen. The legal resident or citizen must provide for the relative.
  • Marriage visa: Issued for three months to persons intending to marry a Sanaman citizen.
  • Diplomatic visa: Issued to bearers of diplomatic passports. Can be permanent or temporary. If permanent they still only apply for the duration of the diplomatic passport.
  • Courtesy visa: Issued to people that do not qualify for diplomatic status, but are still entitled to special treatment.
  • Presidential visa: Issued by the President, this type of visa can be issued to any person for any reason, during a period not exceeding one year. It is rare and usually used to allow entry to people that have failed to gain a regular visa, such as same-sex partners of residents, people visiting dying relatives and refugees.

Foreign relations

It is the policy of the federal government to recognise all nations on the MCS map. The only exceptions are Stormark and the Franco-Batavian Empire which are not recognised to be sovereign nations due to Vanic Taint. The default position of the government is a state of peace, unless otherwise declared.

General travel restrictions

Visitors to a land affected by the Vanic Taint are prohibited entry for 30 days after their departure from said land. Any sign of being infected by the Vanic Taint will lead to quarantine and deportation.