Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:59 PM on Friday 22 August

/ Front page / News

'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.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dad's cry for justice
  2. Death unacceptable, say parties
  3. Death of suspect sparks inquiry
  4. Prince, Princess crowned
  5. Home for widows
  6. Free check-ups
  7. College marks another milestone
  8. LTA buys tools
  9. 3 hospitalised for burns
  10. $300m for flood mitigation

Top Stories this Week

  1. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  2. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  3. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  4. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  5. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  6. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  7. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  9. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  10. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)