Fijians enjoy high visa approvals to the US
November 2, 2015 5:58 pm
Fijians are eligible for 10 year tourist and business visas to the United States – the most liberal access to the US for foreigners.
US Ambassador to Fiji Judith Cefkin while speaking on FBCTV’s 4 the Record programme confirmed that the vast majority of Fijians who apply for visas are in fact given approval to enter the US.
Ambassador Cefkin adds that visas in most categories are approved by the Embassy in Suva and there is a misconception that Fiji has a high rejection rate for applications to enter the US.
She does admit that fees are an issue not just for Fiji – but the region as well.
“There is no flexibility. That is a worldwide standard. It the same fee that applies throughout the world for visas. It is set by the US government and its because our visa personnel and operations are funded through the fees that we collect.”
The U.S Ambassador goes on to say that her government encourages more Fijians to apply for visas and to make sure all their papers are in order when they do so.