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A citation without penalty.

A M.O.A. citation is a document given to the inspector should he violate immigration protocol. This document is generated in the following cases:

The inspector can choose to violate protocol in spite of receiving a citation in order to receive tokens, bribes, or to trigger or avoid certain events. For example, permitting Elisa Katsenja to enter (even though she only has her passport) will allow her to reunite with Sergiu, and the inspector may receive a gift of 100 credits at the end of the following day.

Citations cannot be completely avoided due to the encounter with Jorji Costava on day 29 forcing behaviour which results in a citation.[1]

The citation is given approximately three seconds after the entrant departs the booth should the inspector make a mistake, roughly when the entrant is half-way between the booth and the dotted lines on the path just before the signpost.


Receiving a citation means the inspector will not get paid the usual five credits for processing the pertinent entrant. The first two citations given each day are only warnings. After these, the inspector will be penalised for each visitor processed incorrectly: the next two citations will result in a penalty of five credits. Each subsequent citation received that day will then increase the penalty by five credits (so the pattern is 0, 0, 5, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and so on). The number of citations alone does not end the game, but the game will end if the inspector cannot pay the penalties and goes into debt.

The number of citations affects the plaques the inspector will receive on days 10 and 20 but this has no effect on actual gameplay.


Citation text Notes
Passport not confiscated Can only be received on days 2431.
No entry from Antegria/Kolechia/Obristan/Republia Can only be received on day 1.
No entry from United Fed Can only be received on days 1 and 25.
No entry from Impor Can only be received on days 1 and 19.
Denial reason not given Day 18 and after.
Wanted criminal admitted Day 14 and after.
Invalid weight- Possible smuggler admitted
Possible terrorist admitted
Incorrect purpose response
Incorrect visit duration response
Entrant holds conflicting passports When Nathan Cykelek is approved.
Passport: non-matching photo
Passport: invalid issuing city
Id Card: non-matching photo
Diplomatic auth: invalid name
Invalid thumbprint
Forged entry permit
Forged work pass
Forged access permit
No diplomatic access to Arstotzka
Forged diplomatic auth.
Diplomatic auth: invalid name
Forged asylum grant seal
Necessary vaccine expired
Missing necessary vaccine
Missing documents
Invalid gender Determined by name and appearance
Name does not match record
Alias does not match record
Fingerprints do not match record
Cobrastan is not a real country If Jorji Costava is approved on day 4.
Applicant clear for entry
Unauthorized passport confiscation