You see, the Chiss are taught from the earliest days of training that it is not the person holding the position that is important, but rather the position itself. Individuals must allow themselves to be subsumed into the role society expects them to play. If you asked for someone by name, they would on principle not talk to you. If you asked for them by rank, however, they would not hesitate.

Chiss naturally assume access to their Chiss Ascendancy citizenship unless deemed to be in bad standing.

Non-Chiss must perform the Citizenship Trials, a period of up to 12 months, in the service of the Chiss Ascendancy.

Citizenship within the Chiss Ascendancy is recognized as having one of the following tiers:

Ascended Citizens: Those who serve or reside within the Chiss Ascendancy.

Diaspora Citizens: Chiss whose primary employment, residence, citizenship or membership is to another organization.

Expatriates: Chiss who have chosen to not accept an offer of Citizenship but have not broken Chiss Law.

Exiles: Chiss who have broken Chiss Law and therefore in bad standing.