Palau Digital Residency

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The Palau Digital Residency Program is the world’s first sovereign-backed blockchain-native digital identity platform. It is NOT a visa, but a means of identification and it does NOT allow you to reside in Palau.

What is the Palau Digital Residency?

The Palau Digital Residency Program is an option for global citizens to have a legal government-issued ID from the comfort of their home, with both a physical ID card and a digitalized ID for connected services. The 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.

RNS ID NFT is a digitalized legal ID that enables individuals to self-control their identification settings by enabling them to choose various levels of identification disclosure.

What can I do with the Palau Digital Residency Program?

We have reported use cases from our members that they're able to use the Palau ID for identity verification (Payment Processor, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace, Trading Platform, CVS, Pharmacy, DMV, Airbnb, T mobile, bars, hospital, railways, flight, and hotel check-in) and KYC purposes (most of the crypto exchanges, banks/neobanks, and non-bank payment provider).

What are the benefits of Palau's Digital Residency Program?

  • Universal access and Turnkey access
  • Universal access to virtual government services
  • Turnkey access to the borderless financial world
  • You can use RNS points to get discounts on hotels, flights, car rentals, and more.
  • Digital Residents can extend their Palau tourist visa for 180 days, to say, they extend two times the 90-day allowed period if they comply with all the immigration requirements. You need to show your Digital ID to the immigration officer to do the extension.



What are eligibility requirements for the Palau Digital Residency?

2 Eligibility Requirements

  • To complete your application, you will need a government-issued ID and a square photo for your new ID (exactly 600x600 pixels or larger, if it is not proportional it cannot be accepted).
  • Read more about the elegibility requirements here:

Which documents do I need to apply for the Palau Digital Residency?

2 Document Required

  • Access to the internet and web camera
  • Read more about document requirements here

Frequently asked questions

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  • Digital Residents can apply to extend their tourist visas for two consecutive 90-day periods after the initial visa expires.

Talent Migration data for Palau

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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