The Fiji Immigration Department yesterday received 210 urgent passport applications.
Speaking to FijiLive Director Immigration department Major Nemani Vuniwaqa said he cannot confirm how many books were issued yesterday but apart from the normal issuing of passports they had they received another 210 urgent applications from those who wanted to receive their books.
“105 urgent applications were received from those who wanted to get their passports yesterday and another 105 urgent applications for those who paid their remaining balance and also wanted their passports,” said Vuniwaqa.
Vuniwaqa said they will be issuing out passports again today and people have been advised to follow the days they are suppose to collect their books.
He said 40,000 passports are expected to be distributed around the country with the remaining books due to arrive in the country soon.
He also said he won’t be able to confirm how many books are left to arrive from England but has assured the public they will receive their passports on time.
By Mereani Gonedua