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Immigration visit

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, June 15, 2014

THE Immigration Department yesterday announced they will be sending a four-person team to Australia tomorrow to meet Fijian nationals who want Fijian passport renewals, new passports or dual citizenships.

In announcing the decision, Immigration Department director Nemani Vuniwaqa said this was the first time the department had done something like this and that it was prompted by requests from Fijians living abroad.

"The department will be having teams travelling abroad in order to enhance our service delivery in the community abroad and will be accepting applications not only for passports, but for dual citizenship as well," Mr Vuniwaqa confirmed.

"We just formed this team on Wednesday and we are all planning in line with the advice that's coming from head of missions abroad. We're also working with stakeholders and the Foreign Affairs Ministry."

He said as well as Australia, the department was also looking at sending teams to the United States and the United Kingdom in the future for the same reason.

"We know that a lot of Fijian nationals living abroad are finding it hard to get their applications here to the department and that is why we're sending out teams.

"The applications will be brought back by the team — the team that leaves for Australia will leave on Monday (tomorrow) and be back on Wednesday."








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