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The launch of new e-Passports will bring about benefits to all our citizens, both at home and those travelling abroad, as they will consolidate security requirements at our own borders and ease travel at ports of entry around the globe.
This was highlighted by Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the country’s new e-Passport in Suva Thursday.
Bainimarama said Fiji was taking the next step to a sweeping digital government transformation that will touch all corners of Fijian society, securing our borders, uplifting our economy and bettering the lives of our people along the way.
“When it comes to immigration, we have some exciting developments in the months ahead that will expedite work processes for visa approvals and forever make our immigration policies more secure, fair, and accountable.”
“I have applied the same spirit of progress to the Department of Immigration that has guided all of my government’s visionary leadership –– an open embrace of bold change.”
The e-Passports contain a new range of security features that will make it much more difficult for people to enter the country illegally, establishing a more secure Fijian passport, bringing greater integrity to our immigration system.
The transformation was spearheaded by digitalFIJI and is being undertaken in partnership with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, a hugely ambitious programme which has already achieved a burst of advancements prior to Thursday’s e-Passport roll out.
SOURCE: FIJI GOVT/PACNEWS
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