What is Lostisland and does it have any territory?
The Federal Republic of Lostisland, or simply Lostisland, is an independent social and cultural organization operating in the form of a nation state.
As part of the Lostislandic cultural heritage, we maintain a symbolic territorial claim over Hunter Island — a remote islet located in South Pacific, part of the Matthew and Hunter group of islands.
It should be noted, however, that since Lostisland doesn’t claim to be an actual country, nor do we dispute anyone’s sovereignty over the group of islands.
So it’s not a sovereign state?
It depends on how do you define “sovereign”. Lostisland is sovereign in the sense of not being sobordinate to other entities, however all the citizens of Lostisland remain loyal citizens of their countries of residence and may not use the Lostislandic citizenship as a replacement for their main one.
Then what is your legal status?
As stated in the Disclaimer to the Lostislandic constitution, the Federal Republic of Lostisland is an “unofficial international membership organization”, meaning that it’s a voluntary gathering not legally incorporated under any jurisdiction. Despite that, Lostisland did sign in the past a number of treaties, such as the treaty with the World Humanity Commission, signed in January 2015. Lostisland is also registered in the Integrated Civil Society Organizations System of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC).
Can I become a citizen of Lostisland?
Yes, for doing so please proceed to the Citizenship Application Form. Please be informed, however, that the Lostislandic citizenship doesn’t replace that of a UN member state and may not be used for obtaining travel documents.
Can I come and live in Lostisland?
No. Lostisland is a free association rather than a place where to live, we don’t grant residence permits, accept refugees, etc. Please do not apply for Lostislandic citizenship if your motivation is to move to another country.
That said, in July 2012 Captain Martin Legof, the Minister of Transport of Lostisland, arranged a vessel expedition to Hunter Island for the purpose of planting a Lostislandic flag on its soil. The possibility of arranging another expedition, as well as for offering individual tours to Hunter Island, is presently under consideration, but our possibilities are limited due to the unsolved territorial dispute over the island.
Can I get a Lostislandic passport?
No. The Federal Republic of Lostisland doesn’t issue passports, please don’t apply for Lostislandic citizenship if your motivation is to obtain a travel document. As a confirmation of your status of a Lostislandic citizenship, once your application is accepted you’ll receive a PDF version of your Certificate of Citizenship, and afterwards you could purchase its paper version, signed and stamped by the Life President. The possibility of issuing Lostislandic ID cards is presently under consideration.
Could this ever change? Sure. Whether to issue passports or not is still a subject of discussion between the Lostislandic leadership, so far however the consensus was to not do so out of principle, so to avoid potential misuse of passports for fraudulent purposes.
Can I start business in Lostisland?
The answer is a big NO – contrary to what some unscrupulous journalists have written about us (insert a classic fake news joke here), Lostisland is not a tax haven. You can’t incorporate a company in Lostisland.
That said, the Federal Republic of Lostisland unites hundreds of accomplished individuals, and it’s quite possible that acquaintances you’ll establish during your time in Lostisland will help you in launching your own enterprise should you desire to do so. Nonetheless, since Lostisland, as mentioned earlier, is not a subject of international law, such enterprises would have to be incorporated in your country of residence, or in another UN member state.
The Coat of Arms of Lostisland contains an Eye of Providence, are you Freemasons?
A number of Lostislandic citizens are indeed Freemasons, and many of us maintain friendly relations with the Masonic organizations. Nevertheless, the Federal Republic of Lostisland is not a masonic lodge per se. The Eye of Providence on the Lostislandic Coat of Arms is a non-denominational symbol of the Great Architect of the Universe, and reflects the belief of the founders of Lostisland in a Supreme Creator.
Can I take a position of power in Lostisland?
Yes. The Federal Republic of Lostisland is always looking for new dedicated individuals willing to join our team, outline your skills and interests and we’ll find a suitable position for you.
Our principle, however, is to make positions fit people, not make people fit the positions. If you’re truly interested in being part of
the Illuminati our nice little club with absolutely no intentions of reaching world’s domination, contact us and we’ll surely find a way to establish further cooperation.
Are you insane?
Why would it matter anyway?