What is Lostisland and does it have any territory?
Lostisland is a global sovereignty and an independent social and cultural organization operating in the form of a nation-state.
As part of our cultural heritage, we symbolically maintain territorial claims over Hunter Island, a remote islet in the South Pacific, and Alexander Island, located in Antarctica. However, it’s important to note that Lostisland’s sovereignty is fundamentally rooted in the collective will and self-identification of its citizens rather than territorial claims. We do not dispute the sovereignty of other nations over these territories, and Lostisland remains neutral and unaffiliated with any political ideology or movement.
Is Lostisland a sovereign state?
Lostisland is sovereign in the sense of not being subordinate to other entities, similar to the Order of Malta. It’s important to note that, much like knights of the Order of Malta, all Lostisland citizens are also citizens of United Nations member states. The Order of Malta itself holds observer status at the United Nations. This dual citizenship arrangement allows our citizens to maintain their loyalty to their countries of residence while also participating in Lostisland’s unique cultural and social organization. Lostislandic citizenship is not intended to replace their primary citizenship in any UN member state.
What is Lostisland's legal status?
As stated in the Disclaimer to the Lostislandic constitution, the Federal Republic of Lostisland is an “unofficial international membership organization.” It is a voluntary gathering not legally incorporated under any jurisdiction. However, Lostisland considers itself a global sovereignty and has signed various treaties, including those with the World Humanity Commission and the World Fund for Development and Planning.
Who can become a citizen of Lostisland?
Any individual above 16 years old, except citizens and permanent residents of Pakistan and Afghanistan, is eligible to apply for Lostislandic citizenship. Additional restrictions apply to residents (not necessarily citizens) of Russia and Belarus. However, Lostislandic citizenship does not replace that of a UN member state and cannot be used for obtaining travel documents.
Is person X a citizen of Lostisland?
For privacy reasons, we cannot confirm whether a particular individual holds Lostislandic citizenship. The list of Lostislandic officials is available on the Our Team page, but citizens who do not have any official role are not obliged to disclose their membership in the organization.
Can I visit Lostisland or move there?
No, Lostisland is not a place to live or visit. We do not grant residence permits or accept refugees. Please do not apply for Lostislandic citizenship if your motivation is to move to another country.
In the past, Captain Martin Legof arranged a vessel expedition to Hunter Island in July 2012 for the purpose of planting a Lostislandic flag. However, there is currently no possibility of visiting Hunter Island due to an unsolved territorial dispute. Lostisland does not take sides in this dispute and seeks peaceful coexistence.
Can I get a Lostislandic passport?
Can I start a business in Lostisland?
No, Lostisland does not allow the incorporation of businesses or serve as a tax haven. Lostislandic citizens are accomplished individuals who may assist you in launching your own enterprise if desired. Any such businesses, however, would need to be incorporated in your country of residence or another UN member state.
Does Lostisland have an ideology?
No, Lostisland does not subscribe to any specific ideology. While we believe in democracy and freedom of expression, we are not affiliated with any political movements or ideologies. Lostisland is a diverse community with members from around the world, each with their own views and beliefs.
Can I hold a position of power in Lostisland?
Yes, as long as you are a Lostislandic citizen above 18 years old with a high school diploma and no citizenship in other new nation projects (micronations). You can apply for various positions, such as becoming a Lostislandic diplomat in your country of residence or participating in other roles within the organization.
How can you claim to be a democracy if your President serves for life?
While Lostisland does have a Life President, it also elects a Prime Minister every four years, and major issues are resolved through universal voting by all citizens. The Life President role is similar to other clubs and organizations where the founder serves for life.
Are you associated with Liberland?
No, Lostisland is not associated with the “Free Republic of Liberland.” We hold a different view of that project and its founder, Mr. Vít Jedlička. Lostisland believes in maintaining a respectful and independent stance.
What is the purpose of Lostisland?
Lostisland serves as a platform for individuals to express their creativity, engage in cultural exchange, and explore the concept of self-identification beyond traditional borders. It promotes democratic values, freedom of expression, and the pursuit of knowledge. While we don’t impose any specific purpose or ideology, Lostisland encourages members to contribute to its diverse projects and activities.
How can I get involved in Lostisland?
Becoming a part of Lostisland is easy! You can start by applying for Lostislandic citizenship if you meet the eligibility criteria. Once you’re a citizen, you can participate in our various projects, engage in discussions, and connect with like-minded individuals from around the world. Lostisland is a dynamic and evolving community, and your contributions are welcome.
Is Lostisland recognized by any countries or international organizations?
Lostisland is not officially recognized as a sovereign state by any countries. However, it has signed treaties of recognition and agreements with various entities, NGOs and IGOs, including the World Humanity Commission and the World Fund for Development and Planning, and is registered in the Integrated Civil Society Organizations System of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC).
What language is used in Lostisland?
Lostisland officially recognizes four languages: English, Dutch, Turkish, and Russian. These languages are used in various aspects of the organization, including official documents and communications.
Is Lostisland a micronation?
Lostisland’s status often falls under the broad and flexible definitions of a “micronation.” We are a member of the Antarctic Micronational Union (AMU), a community of similar entities. In fact, President Yaroslav Mar serves as the Administrative-General of the AMU. However, it’s important to note that Lostisland distinguishes itself from the typical perception of micronations.
While many micronations are often self-proclaimed kingdoms or nations existing as playful experiments in someone’s backyard, Lostisland considers itself a sovereign entity of international law. In official documents and communications, Lostisland does not commonly refer to itself as a “micronation.” However, we do acknowledge that the term can be applied to us under certain contexts. Our primary focus is on the values of freedom, democracy, and unity, and we are dedicated to creating a more inclusive world for all, irrespective of our status within the micronational community.
What's the relationship between Lostisland and micronations?
Lostisland maintains relations with several micronations and similar projects. These relationships are typically based on mutual respect and cooperation in cultural exchange and creative endeavors. While some micronations may share similar interests and principles, each entity remains independent and distinct.
Can Lostisland citizens hold dual citizenship?
Yes, Lostisland citizens can hold dual citizenship with other countries. Lostislandic citizenship is not intended to replace or interfere with the citizenship of a UN member state.
Is Lostisland a religious or Masonic organization?
No, Lostisland is not a religious or Masonic organization. While some Lostislandic citizens may have affiliations with Freemasonry, Lostisland itself is not a Masonic lodge. It is a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and beliefs.
What's the significance of the Eye of Providence on Lostisland's Coat of Arms?
The Eye of Providence on the Lostislandic Coat of Arms is a non-denominational symbol representing the Great Architect of the Universe. It reflects the belief of Lostisland’s founders in a Supreme Creator and the principles of unity and enlightenment.
Can I participate in Lostisland's projects and activities?
Absolutely! Lostisland encourages all citizens to get involved in projects, discussions, and activities that align with their interests and expertise. Whether you’re an artist, lawyer, IT specialist, journalist, or have any other qualifications, you can contribute to the growth and development of Lostisland.
Can I propose a new project or initiative in Lostisland?
Yes, Lostisland values creativity and innovation. If you have an idea for a new project or initiative, you are encouraged to propose it to the community. Many of our projects have been initiated by citizens who wanted to explore new ideas and bring them to life within the Lostislandic framework.
How can I contact Lostisland for more information or inquiries?
You can reach out to Lostisland through our Contact page. We welcome inquiries, feedback, and collaboration opportunities. Please note that while we strive to respond to messages, we do not guarantee a response to all inquiries due to the volume of messages we receive.
What's the best way to stay updated with Lostisland's activities?
To stay updated with Lostisland’s latest news and activities, you can follow our official website and social media channels, including Facebook page, Facebook group, Twitter, YouTube, and Telegram (for updates in Russian). Additionally, all Lostislandic citizens are members of our private Google group to stay actively engaged with the organization.