Fiji Time: 3:47 AM on Thursday 27 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65790.6389
JPY 54.478551.4785
GBP 0.37630.3683
EUR 0.44330.4313
NZD 0.70410.6711
AUD 0.64690.6219
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Akbar: It takes time to deliver
  2. Disciplinary advice for Kiro grounding
  3. Non-performing contractors 'are out'
  4. Hero's welcome
  5. Subsidy plea
  6. 788 land leases renewed
  7. Qiliho warns officers
  8. Singh: Teachers still affected by board
  9. Fiji marks Anzac Day
  10. Union awaits word

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  2. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  3. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  4. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  5. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  6. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  7. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  9. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)