Passport services have been made easier for Fijian passport holders in the United States of America.
The Fijian Government through the Department of Immigration will install e-passport biometric equipment at the Fijian Trade Commission in San Francisco in two weeks time.
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama assured the Fijian diaspora that services to Fijians will commence at the earliest possible time.
As a result, Fijians in California and nearby states won’t have to travel all the way to Washington D.C, sometimes for days by road, to have their passports renewed or to apply for new passports.
Fiji’s new e-Passports contain a range of enhanced security features that will make it far more difficult for people to enter the country illegally, establishing a more secure Fijian passport and bringing greater integrity to the nation’s immigration system.