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3800 foreigners received Fijian passports in the last 3.5 years

3800 foreigners received Fijian passports in the last 3.5 years
3800 foreigners received Fijian passports in the last 3.5 years
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A total of 3815 foreign nationals were granted Fiji citizenship between October 2014 and February 2018.

Australians topped the list as the most number of foreign nationals who received a Fiji citizenship.

1140 Australians became Fiji citizens between October 2014 to February 2018, Islands Business reports. 591 New Zealanders sought Fiji citizenship.

The Fijian Government also offered citizenship to 585 persons which they described to be “stateless.”

334 Americans, 242 Chinese, 175 Indians and Canadians, 103 British and 82 South Koreans make up the top ten countries from where foreigners sought Fiji citizenship between October 2014 to February 2018.

From the region, 30 Tongans, 26 i-Kiribati, 20 Papua New Guineans, 20 Solomon Islanders and 18 Samoans became Fiji citizens between October 2014 and February 2018.

In 2009, the interim Fiji Government started offering dual nationality and permits to ex-Fiji citizens under the Citizenship of Fiji Decree 2009 to re-apply for Fiji citizenship.

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