May 14, 2020 - Mount Vema – The Government has confirmed that the Mount Vema citizenship rule will be relaxed again this year, under a different code, not as 1119-0120, after so many people have asked if it could be reintroduced.
However, the new rule will have similar terms and conditions but especially for those with a Mount Vema bank account (those who bank with the RBMV Bank). Applicants will have to prove that they have an active bank account with a minimum balance of 1000 golles in their account.
The Mount Vema citizenship rule was first relaxed in 2019 under a policy by the Ministry of Justice to grant citizenship to a limited number of people (about 100 people) who did not meet the requirement to become citizens of Mount Vema, but who wished to apply to become a national of the territory in addition to their existing nationality.
In late November last year, the government started processing the applications through the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Mount Vema online but some people missed out especially those living in countries with limited access to credit cards so they were unable to make payments for the application online, and are asking if the rule can be reintroduced.
After so many petitions, the government said it would look into it and would make an announcement soon. So, the announcement has been made today and applications will be processed from a date to be announced sometime this year.