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Immigration looks into scam

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CONCERNS over the growing number of fake passports have prompted the Immigration Department to work with the Registrar General's Office to improve security features on birth certificates.

Immigration director Major Nemani Vuniwaqa said the issue of fake passports had been happening for some time.

"Such things happen because people have their names on our stop departure list and they end up making fake passports so they can travel abroad," he said.

"This is mostly done by people whose names are on the controversial list."

"These are challenges we face when members of the public come to us only to find that their names have been taken up already.

"We have come up with strategies to resolve these issues and we are currently looking at our standard operating procedures so that they are of ISO standard and that they also strengthen our operations."

Major Vuniwaqa said arguments do happen when people come to the counter only to find out that their names have been taken by somebody else.





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