Application Process

All ID applications can be submitted through the RNS portal at

Application Status

Throughout the process, your application will undergo a thorough and comprehensive procedure:

Profile Confirmation

Fill out the details on your Palau ID ensuring they exactly match those on your submitted legal documents. You will also have the option to provide the shipping address where your Palau ID card will be mailed.


In this stage, you need to prepare your identification documents, ensuring they are acceptable and valid. To validate your identity, scan and match your provided documents, and use your device's camera for face-match verification. The review takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.


During this phase, your application is being reviewed for KYC/AML compliance, a criminal background and sanctions check, and reviewed for any errors. The initial screening of your application will take 24 to 72 hours.

Government Review

After initial screening, the Government of Palau will review your application and give final approval to accept you as a Palau Digital Resident. The government approval will take up to 7 days and once approved, you will receive a confirmation email.


Approved applications are placed in the printing queue for the upcoming batch. You have the option to update your shipment details while in the queue. Please note that printing and packaging typically take 7 to 14 business days to be completed.


You will receive an email once your card has been shipped, along with a tracking number. Shipping times vary depending on the destination country. Upon receiving your Palau ID, you can immediately begin using it.

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