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Follow PNG Visa conditions: Romanu

November 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Fijians have been warned not to work in other countries while on visitor’s visa.

The warning follows revelations that many Fijians holding tourist visas are working for companies in Papua New Guinea.

Fiji’s High Commissioner to PNG Romanu Tikotikoca says this is illegal and Fijians can be penalized for this.

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“They can apply for their visa here at the PNG high commission for which they’ll be given 2 months and after the expiration of that two months whilst in PNG they can apply for another month and after 3 months they have to return-that’s on a visitor’s visa or otherwise it can be stamped on arrival at Jacksons Airport in Port Moresby.”

Tikotikoca has advised that Fijians should acquire the right visa if they have intentions to work in PNG.

“Its better off to apply for business visa here at the PNG Commission based in Suva because if you do apply for that they’ll give you a one year multiple for 2 months per visit and after the expiration of 2 months, you come back and go back again. Otherwise if you have secured a contract with a company in Fiji, you have to apply for work visa and work permit.”

Fijians seeking employment are advised to seek necessary advice from the PNG high commission based in Fiji or get in touch with the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Tikotikoca adds Fijians must also ensure they follow the law for employment in Papua New Guinea.

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