The Border Control Unit at the Immigration Department plays a critical role in the Protection of our borders, especially when it comes to the sovereignty of our Nation.
Immigration Director-Nemani Vuniwaqa spoke on the critical role the unit undertakes on a daily basis.
He says the Border control unit works to ensure the processing of international flights, vessels, yachts, and cruisers are scrutinized and meet the proper procedures.
“The Border control unit for Immigration plays a very important role and that is the protection and control of our borders especially when it comes to the sovereignty of our Nation, the processing of international flights that come in, vessels via yachts and cruise liners, passengers have to go through processing”
“The geographical position and isolation of the countries, under the responsibility of Fiji that is still a challenge to ensure that we cover all the islands”
one of the key goals for 2019 for the Department is to allow all community headman and the relevant authorities work together.
There are about 50 Border Control Unit officers stationed at the various Ports of Entries in Fiji.