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Palau Digital Residency Launches on RNS

The Republic of Palau is the first sovereign nation in the world to authorize a blockchain-native digital residency program that offers global citizens unprecedented access to economic freedom.

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The Palau Vision for Global Economic Freedom

“The Palau digital residency program started with just a single vision

A vision that one day
Citizens from all around the world Will be able to access economic opportunities equally

A vision that one day
We could democratize access
To fundamental business activities for people all around the world

And a vision that one day
We could empower global citizens from anywhere across the globe
To connect to and access the digital world regardless of geographic boundaries”

- His Excellency, Surangel S. Whipps Jr., President of the Republic of Palau

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About RNS

Web 3 Legal Identity Protocol

RNS (Root Name System) is the official technology provider for the Palau Digital Residency Program, and the world's first digital Web3 identity platform developed to support the application and issuance of sovereignty-backed IDs.

Web3 ID available to all global citizens

Web3 ID available to all global citizens

Universal access to virtual government services

Universal access to virtual government services

Turnkey access to the borderless financial world

Turnkey access to the borderless financial world

Introducing Palau Digital Residency

A Revolutionary Program for the Web3 Era

The Palau Digital Resident Program offers any global citizen the ability to get a legal government-issued ID from the comfort of their home, with both a physical ID card as well as a digital ID for connected services.

The ID comes in two forms:

National ID Card

National ID Card

The ID card can be used for any requirement necessitating a government-issued ID.

Palau ID NFT

Palau ID NFT

Every user receives a Palau ID NFT with advanced privacy and security features.

Program Launch

Founding Digital Resident Tim Draper

On February 1st, 2022, President Surangel Whipps, Jr. hosted an Inauguration Ceremony with Founding Digital Resident Tim Draper.

Tim Drapper

“We are embarking on something extraordinary. It is an opportunity to completely transform the world and allow borders to be less and less relevant, and for people everywhere to be able to participate in this free world economy. I think this is going to be a really critical moment in the history of the world.”

- Tim Draper

Surangel S. Whipps Jr.

“Digital residency, and sovereign-backed blockchain-native identity is just the first step, an inflection point and a gateway to new innovation. The next generation of digital technology is already becoming a reality.”

- His Excellency, Surangel S. Whipps Jr., President of the Republic of Palau

About Palau Digital Residency

Benefits of Digital Residency

The Digital Residency ID program that has been legislated in Palau in December 2021 and offers 0% tax for non-Palauan income to Digital Residents. In addition to the government-issued ID, there are multiple connected services on the roadmap:

Virtual Address

Virtual Address

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Digital Incorporation

Digital Incorporation

Digital Banking

Digital Banking

0% Tax

0% Tax

Step by Step Process

  • Complete Application Form on RNS
  • Identity Verification & Screening
  • Government Approval
  • ID Printing & Shipping
  • Welcome Kit Delivered to your Door
  • Access Digital Services via RNS Portal
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