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Good news for family

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A 59-year-old Fijian woman living in Auckland is thankful for the assistance provided by the Associate Immigration Minister Nikki Kaye after allowing her to stay with her family in New Zealand.

Ashia Begam, 59 believes she will now die with dignity and among loved ones after the New Zealand Government allowed her to stay on although her visitor visa will expire next week.

Mrs Begam has stage four metastatic breast cancer.

Mrs Begam's application for resident visa and one work visa were declined; this is although she had stayed in New Zealand since 2009.

However, Mrs Begam's children and grandchildren are New Zealand citizens and her husband is in New Zealand on a work visa.

Her family was making travel arrangements for her return to Fiji but was told instead that she has been allowed to stay on.

Her son Ashim Begam told New Zealand Herald they were pleased with the news.

In another case, a Fijian man died last week after returning to Fiji from New Zealand because he was denied to stay on in Wellington after his visa expired.

The deceased Sanil Kumar had wanted to stay in New Zealand for kidney transplant but was refused after his visa expired.








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