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Access permit

This tourist's access permit permits a 3-month visit to Arstotzka.

Duration of stay is one of the information fields on entry permits and access permits used by entrants. If the duration listed on a document conflicts with what the entrant says, this counts as a discrepancy that must be cleared or otherwise allowing entry will lead to a citation. The discrepancy is pointed out by comparing the duration of stay on the document with the entrant's statement on the audio transcript.

Immigrants, diplomats and asylum-seekers are not asked for their duration of stay.

Possible durations of stayEdit

Entrants often give an estimate rather than state the exact duration written on their documents. They will start by saying

  • I stay... 
  • I remain for...
  • It will be...

...and then they will say one of the things listed in the middle column. Entrants may say things that conflict with the table below (e.g. a tourist may say that they will stay until they die), but this always indicates a discrepancy.

Duration of stay Verbal estimate Entrant type
2 days
...just 2 days
...couple days
transients
14 days
...couple weeks
...just 14 days
...only two weeks
tourists, transients
1 month
...30 days
...a few weeks
...one month
tourists, workers
2 months
...60 days
...8 weeks
...couple months
...two months
tourists, workers
3 months
...90 days
...12 weeks
...three months
...a few months
tourists, workers
6 months
...six months
...half a year
workers
1 year
...one year
...full year
...a year
workers
forever
...forever
...until I die
I don't plan to leave.
immigrants

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Notes Edit

  1. As immigrants are not asked for their duration of stay, these replies always constitute a discrepancy.