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RNS (Root Name System) is the digital identity platform developed to support the application and issuance of sovereignty-backed digital IDs.

Your Digital ID will be issued once your application has been officially approved. Your physical ID card will then be created and sent to your provided address. Shipping times for the physical card may vary depending on where you live. Your Digital ID will be issued once your application has been officially approved. Your physical ID card will then be created and sent to your provided address. Shipping times for the physical card may vary depending on where you live. What is a “Sovereignty-Backed Identification Card”?

A legally valid identification card issued by a sovereign nation. We issue both a digital identification on the blockchain and a physical ID card for customers who have passed our screening process.

Digital residency is here to stay.

The Palau Digital Resident ID is a government-issued ID and can be used for any requirement necessitating a government-issued ID. Palau is a sovereign nation and its ID card is sovereign-backed.
Because the RNS ID is a newly-introduced form of identity, some legacy systems have not updated their support for the ID. If there is a service that does not include support for the ID, please notify us.

The digital residency ID has 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years then it can then be renewed.

RNS ID NFTs are non-transferable. Details will be announced in the near future but all Digital Residents will have the option to receive one.

Yes.

Yes, coming soon.

Yes, crypto homes are being built now.

There is a 0% tax from Palau on non-Palauran income for digital residents.

There is a 0% tax from Palau on non-Palauan income for digital residents. The Digital Residency ID program legislated in Palau in December 2021 currently covers all of the following: § 1051. Certificate of Legal Name Change. § 1052. Digital Banking Services. § 1053. Verification. § 1054. Mailing Address. § 1055. Digital Voice and Text. § 1056. Adopt a Meter Program. (Utility billing) Some benefits come in sooner than others. The first upcoming benefits are: Virtual address with a US zip code Adopt a Meter - Utility bill proof of address Digital signature/certificate The next batch of benefits are: Registering e-Corporations, Join a Palau telecommunications network, e.g. phone number, Internet services, Purchase a private network (VPN) in Palau, Purchase and sell assets/property, Purchase insurance, Access to digital brokerage, Digital nomad accounting, Digital notarization, Address rerouting from Palau to home country.

Yes. These products will be available in the digital resident portal as add-ons.

We use Stripe in our checkout process which accepts most international credit cards. You can also check out using your Web3 wallet. ETH, BNB, USDC, and USDT payments are accepted.

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The Palau ID has 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years validity, similar to renewing your other state-issued forms of documentation. The RNS ID doesn't have a time limit. The affiliated Palau ID has sanction checks and renewal.

All orders are final and nonrefundable. Learn more here: https://rns.id/app/refundTerms

This is the first time this service has ever been provided by a Sovereign government with a seat at the UN and has full legal recognition as any other government-issued ID. There is a 0% tax from Palau on digital residents. Getting an equivalent identification from another nation would take months of complex documentation, possible travel, and embassy visit requirements, and may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not to mention any taxes they may have. This solution is way more affordable than almost all other country identity programs. Even a US EB2 visa (which is not even an ID) is $700, in which case you have to travel to the consulate to take biometrics (travel cost and time cost), not to mention hundreds of thousands $ for "golden visas" etc of a lot of other countries. Your other alternative is to form an offshore trust or international company, where you are looking at thousands of dollars in registration and legal fees. Our solution offers you the ability to apply for and receive a valid legal second ID, from the comfort of your home, shipped globally.

No.

Go to the website https://rns.id/app/login and log in to your account to get the latest status updates on your application.

Log in to your RNS account and upload a photo ID that is compliant. Check out https://docs.rns.id/support/photo-requirements for more information.

Make sure to provide clear photos during the verification and do not upload scanned documents. For further assistance, contact [email protected].

A none security features card takes 4 weeks, ones with multiple security features like ours usually take 8 weeks but we will do it in around 10-20days. This is already an expedition.

We are shipping from multiple locations worldwide to ensure every customer can securely receive their package. Shipping times will vary depending on the destination country.

Digital residency does not support pathways to citizenship or future Palau passports. By Palau's Constitution, only Palauans may hold citizenship.

One still needs to bring their passport. Being able to stay in Palau beyond the initial trip varies largely by the person’s citizenship. Some, like US citizens, can stay for 1 year. Others must show proof of departure and leave within that timeframe. As non-Palauans becoming citizens is prohibited by their Constitution. But they are very welcoming to international visitors and business and there are plenty of opportunities outside of actual citizenship that will be made available via digital residency and they are committed to making this a great product for all citizens of the world.

All documents are end-to-end encrypted with separate private keys.

You should have received an email, kindly please check your spam or junk folder.

No worries about taxes. There is a 0% tax from Palau on non-Palauran income for digital residents.

The virtual address service will be rolled out soon. When it’s ready, you can get access to a virtual address in Palau and receive mail, use it as proof of residence, etc.
Our team is getting the UI ready to give you an option to add your wallet address where your RNS ID NFT will be airdropped.

To be exact, it is actually a physical address. You can 1) adopt a meter and pay for a local household's utility bill so the bill will be sent to you 2) pay for a local physical address provider.

Send an email to [email protected] with your proposal and company website.

We are decentralized and based in five different countries.

Currently, all global citizens with the exception of North Korea and Iran are eligible.
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