Over 5,600 people have acquired Fijian citizenship since 2013

Over 5,600 people have acquired Fijian citizenship since 2013

By Simione Tuvuki
Sunday 21/02/2021

Over 5,600 people have acquired Fijian citizenship since 2013.

According to Fiji’s first-ever Migration Profile Report, most immigrants are from Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tonga and India – the five main countries of origin since the 1990s.

It also states that the annual number of visas fluctuated from 7,400 in 2013 to about 23,500 in 2017.

One-third of these visas were visitor-visas and visitor-visas extension while the second largest category was student visas.

It says visas were issued to nationals of 139 countries and half were from China, Australia, India, USA, UK, and Solomon Islands.

The report states about 3,900 people were estimated to have over-stayed between 2013 and 2019.

These were visa over-stayers rather than those who entered Fiji without a visa.

It was also revealed in the report that Fiji is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking, and there have been at least 25 incidents of human trafficking in the country since 2010.

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