International Embassy Paulovia
The Principality of Paulovia
A micronation or virtual micro-state which is a historical, political and social simulation. Paulovia was formally established by HRH Prince Paul I on 31July 1998 and made its internet debut as a virtual micronation on 27 July, 2005.
Although created for entertainment Paulovia has a serious side, supporting and promoting environmental, educational and charitable issues and associated campaigns through the Embassy and its consulates worldwide.
The Paulovia Philatelic Bureau donates a percentage of income from sales of unique limited edition stamps and First Day Covers to international charities supported by the Royal Family and detailed on our Charity Campaigns page.
Paulovia's Loan-Aid programme financed through donations provides small loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world, helping to alleviate poverty and develop local economies via microfinance organisations. This is a revolutionary and direct way to help others to earn a living.
Citizens and non-citizens are encouraged to actively support our programmes and their own local humanitarian and non-sectarian welfare charities, especially those aimed at education, self-reliance and sustainable farming and domestic food growing.
LOAN-AID - $1489.90 USD total loans to 47 individuals and groups in 32 countries via [18-Jul-12]
CHARITY DONATIONS raised by Paulovia now total £501.06 GBP (excluding Loan-Aid) [08-Feb-12]
NOTE: All Titles, Honours, Awards, Degrees and documents issued by Paulovia are for entertainment and amusement only
Notices & Announcements
NEW HOME FOR THE EMBASSY? : Proposals are being evaluated to move the Embassy to a new restyled and fully social media integrated hosting platform in the Autumn of 2013 or early 2014. Further bulletins will follow. [26-May-13]
CONGRATULATIONS to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on his accession to the throne on 30 April 2013.
NOTICE: Our stamp bureau 'Paulovia Stamps' has been closed for re-building. It will be replaced with a more flexible and advanced website. It is scheduled to 'go live' at the end of September 2013. [26-May-13]
WARNING: A scam website is issuing fake Paulovia University, Letter Patent and other certificates. These documents do not bear the Paulovia State Seal, correct sequence numbers or HRH's signature. None of the money paid to this scam site is used for philanthropic purposes. Their use of Paulovian emblems is an infringement of copyright. Donations given for official Paulovian issued documents fund our Loan-Aid Programme and other charitable donations. Thank you for your continued support. [06-Mar-13]
FANTINE ISLAND: The Self-autonomy status of Fantine Island has officially been repealed and is now returned to HRH Prince Paul under the auspices of the National Government as of 31 April 2013 [26-May-13]
Paulovia has limited programmes offering Honorary Citizenship to individuals meeting our criteria and who are willing to uphold the ethos and aims of the principality in their region.
The Principality of Paulovia has a colourful 'history' as a minor European monarchy. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, war and geo-political changes caused the slow decline and eventual loss of Paulovian estates in Italy, Greece, Russia and elsewhere in western Europe.
The International Embassy and the Diplomatic and Cultural Mission are located in the United Kingdom but Paulovian Honorary Citizens are resident worldwide. To provide a national geographical and cultural focal point the virtual Paulovian Islands was created.
Honorary Citizens can become a serving member of the Paulovia Diplomatic Service by becoming a regional consulate and campaign for a more socially and environmentally just world and raise funds for international and local charities. We have regional Consulates throughout the world working to further the charitable and educational aims of Paulovia locally.
Visit the Paulovia Philatelic Bureau to view the history and range of postage stamps and philatelic products produced by the principality postal service and buy limited issue mint stamps sets and First Day Covers. Each sale raises more money for donation to charities. New issues are released at least three times a year making unusual souvenirs for anyone or ideal gifts for thematic, alternative philatelic and cinderella stamp collectors.(NOTE: the bureau is currently closed for rebuilding until the end of May 2013).
Thank you for your visit today. Please come again and help us make a difference!
Last Update: 30-April-2013