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New Zealand to deport 771 illegal Fijians

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FIJIANS residing illegally in New Zealand could soon face deportation.

And the New Zealand Government has identified a total of 771 Fijians staying illegally in New Zealand.

Responding to questions from this newspaper, Immigration New Zealand said overstayers, regardless of nationality must appreciate that if there were no special circumstances that called for the grant of a visa, they were expected to leave NZ or face deportation.

"In 2012/13 Immigration New Zealand deported over 790 people whose visas had expired were unlawfully in New Zealand or who had committed offences and were deported directly from prison," Immigration NZ said.

"Immigration NZ advises that all individuals residing in New Zealand unlawfully have a legal obligation to depart."

Immigration NZ said those residing unlawfully in New Zealand should contact them to discuss their circumstances and determine the best option available.

"If an individual has any information about the whereabouts of people unlawfully in New Zealand, we encourage them to contact us."

The highest number of Fijians living illegally in New Zealand was 1055 in the year 2011.

Pacific Island countries, Samoa and Tonga top the illegal immigrants list with 2686 and 2889 people respectively.





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