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Foreign relations of Mercury

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The foreign relations of Mercury are conducted by the President of Mercury in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Mercury has a policy of neutrality and is a founding member of the Xäiville Convention.

Overview

List of foreign missions

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Mercury automatically grants the right to establish an embassy to all MCS member nations. All embassies are located in the city of Mercury. This section lists Mercurian embassies located in each MCS member nation.

Nation City Status Head of mission Notes
Arbor Arbor
Bassarid Periphery Bassarid Periphery
Batavia Batavia
Byalia Byalia
Çakaristan Çakaristan Agra Embassy Established by the Treaty between Çakaristan and Mercury
Calbion Calbion Pentyre Embassy
Constancia Constancia Asterapolis Embassy
Craitland Craitland Cherry Trees Embassy
Dark Berry Islands Dark Berry Islands Mountainview Bay Embassy
Drak-Modan Drak-Modan
Elwynn Elwynn Eliria
Elijah's Rest
Revby
Embassy
Consulate-General
Consulate
Embassy in Eliria under lockdown due to the Second Elwynnese Civil War
Floria Floria Northcliff Embassy
Goëtia Goëtia
Haifo-Pallisica Haifo-Pallisica
Hurmu Hurmu Vesüha Embassy
International Mandate International Mandate Tiegang Embassy
Jääland Jääland
Jingdao Jingdao Daocheng Proposed embassy President Nick Perry intends to visit Jingdao in the near future to establish formal relations
Kalgachia Kalgachia
Lac Glacei Lac Glacei
Lostisland Lostisland
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh
Natopia Natopia
New Batavia New Batavia Lucerne Embassy
Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie
Nova Caradia Nova Caradia
Nova England Nova England Newcastle-upon-Eastmoor Embassy
Palesmenia Palesmenia
Phinbella Phinbella Negara Awan
Tamar
Embassy
Consulate

Port Balaine Port Balaine
Ralgon Ralgon
Ransenar Ransenar
Réunion Réunion
Sanama Sanama Sanama City Embassy Established in April 2020 (1683 AN)
Senya Senya Svorgas Embassy
Shireroth Shireroth
South Sea Islands South Sea Islands Joseph Town Embassy
Suren Suren
Tellia Tellia Romero Embassy
The Hexarchy The Hexarchy
Thraci Confederation Thraci Confederation Kadim Embassy
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates
Voxland Voxland
Zeed Zeed

International organisations

Xäiville Convention

Mercury is a founding member of the Convention, alongside Craitland, Senya and Tellia, with whom Mercury have enjoyed a long-established friendly relationship. The Convention establishes a free trade and free movement area between signatory states, and is open to any nation that can demonstrate a peaceful and amicable relationship with all other nations on Micras. Hurmu became the fifth signatory state

Visa policy

Mercury has a default policy of allowing visa-free travel for up to 28 days to nationals of any MCS member state. Where a nation requires a visa of Mercurian travels, Mercury reciprocates this arrangement, but seeks to eliminate the need for visas with at least 90% of nations before the end of 2021. Occasionally, restrictions are imposed on citizens from some nations for other reasons.

Free movement vs. unrestricted movement

The majority of nations on Micras are afforded unrestricted movement in Mercury. This means that visitors to Mercury must pass through passport control and customs upon entering the country, and must declare any items over the value of Cr 2,000. Visitors are typically allowed to stay for a maximum of 28 days, however this can be extended to 90 days upon application to the Office of Citizenship and Immigration (OCI).

Citizens of nations afforded free movement may enter the country with just a passport scan, and may stay indefinitely. They are treated, for the purposes of immigration, as residents, and therefore only need to declare goods over the value of Cr 5,000.

Restricted movement

In some cases, the OCI may impose restrictions on certain countries' citizens, with the key difference being that visitors from these nations must notify the OCI of their intention to travel no less than 28 days prior to travel, and do not have the option of extending their visit, however, they are free to apply for resident status.

Resident status

All visitors to Mercury are eligible to apply for resident status, provided there are no less than 14 days remaining of their visit. In order for the application to be successful, the visitor must show proof of employment and have a permanent residence.

Summary of foreign relations

Nation Outlook Visa requirement
(entering Mercury)
Travel requirement (travelling from Mercury) Notes
Arbor Arbor Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel Reciprocal visa requirement lifted
Bassarid Periphery Bassarid Periphery Neutral No visa required No visa required
Batavia Batavia Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Byalia Byalia Neutral No visa required Visa on arrival Reciprocal visa requirement lifted
Çakaristan Çakaristan Amicable No visa required No visa required Reciprocal visa requirement lifted – Çakaristan has also eased its own restrictions on Mercurian visitors
Calbion Calbion Amicable No visa required No visa required 90 days visa-free as standard
Constancia Constancia Amicable No visa required Free movement Mercury is respected by Constancia and this is informally reciprocated
Craitland Craitland Positive Free movement Free movement Xäiville Convention signatory
Dark Berry Islands Dark Berry Islands Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Drak-Modan Drak-Modan Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel Reciprocal visa requirement lifted
Elwynn Elwynn Positive No visa required No visa required 90 days visa-free as standard – friendly co-operation regarding shared border
Floria Floria Positive No visa required Visa prior to travel Reciprocal visa requirement lifted, relations generally friendly
Goëtia Goëtia Neutral No visa required No visa required
Haifo-Pallisica Haifo-Pallisica Amicable No visa required No visa required Previously co-operated regarding the status of the North Antarctic Domain – active contact has not been maintained
Hurmu Hurmu Positive Free movement Free movement Xäiville Convention signatory
International Mandate International Mandate Neutral No visa required No visa required No contact established – sponsored for Xäiville Convention accession by Senya
Jääland Jääland Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Jingdao Jingdao Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Kalgachia Kalgachia Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Lac Glacei Lac Glacei Neutral No visa required Unknown
Lostisland Lostisland Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Natopia Natopia Neutral No visa required No visa required
New Batavia New Batavia Positive No visa required No visa required 90 days visa-free as standard – co-operated on the status of Lucerne
Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie Amicable No visa required No visa required 90 days visa-free as standard
Nova Caradia Nova Caradia Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Nova England Nova England Positive Free movement Free movement
Palesmenia Palesmenia Neutral No visa required No visa required
Phinbella Phinbella Concerning Limited visa on arrival Visa prior to travel Restrictions imposed due to oppressive LGBT policy. LGBT travellers from Phinbella may apply for indefinite visas.
Port Balaine Port Balaine Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Ralgon Ralgon Neutral No visa required No visa required
Ransenar Ransenar Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Réunion Réunion Concerning No visa required Visa prior to travel Mercury has expressed concern about Réunion's policy of isolation
Sanama Sanama Amicable No visa required No visa required Has not opened formal relations, but informally enjoy an amicable relationship
Senya Senya Positive Free movement Free movement Xäiville Convention signatory
Shireroth Shireroth Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel Reciprocal visa requirement lifted
South Sea Islands South Sea Islands Positive Free movement Free movement Xäiville Convention signatory
Suren Suren Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Tellia Tellia Positive Free movement Free movement Xäiville Convention signatory
The Hexarchy The Hexarchy Neutral No visa required No visa required
Thraci Confederation Thraci Confederation Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel Reciprocal visa requirement lifted
Voxland Voxland Neutral No visa required Visa prior to travel
Zeed Zeed Neutral No visa required No visa required
Micras Passport Power Index