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'Return on time'

Luke Rawalai
Friday, February 08, 2013

FIJIANS are not the only ones overstaying in the US as other nationalities make up a high number of overstayers whose visas have expired.

Speaking during her tour of Wailevu Village in Cakaudrove, US ambassador Frankie Reed said this was a major problem they were looking into.

Ms Reed said travellers to the US must remember that overstaying only jeopardises their opportunities of returning to the US.

"There are more Fijians that return every year to America for visits and it is only important that those that travel on a visa return in time so that they have a chance to return," said Ms Reed.

"There is no need to overstay, but to date the number of overstayers in the US is not serious with Fijians as I do not have a number on hand.

"The problem is something that we look into but it does not affect our relationship with Fijian people who wish to go to America since we treat everybody who comes to the embassy as equal."

Ms Reed said the embassy was there to address people's enquiries about going to the US and that everyone who approached their office would be given equal opportunities.