Foreigners Urged to Register With Department Of Immigration In WES

The South Sudan police department of passport and immigration in Western Equatoria State has called upon all foreigners residing in the State to acquire legal documentation.
 
By Joseph Nashion

The Chief Immigration Officer, 1st lieutenant Martin Edward revealed to the press that his department will soon embark in search of foreigners living in the State with no proper documentation.

He said as soon as the current security situation of the State normalizes they will embark on fishing out those who are living without legal documentation.

“We have so far registered 100 and from all the ten Counties in the State. Yet the number of foreigners living in the State is quite big so it is a humble request to all that they come and get themselves a legal document,” Martin added. 

“We don’t want anyone to be arrested or summoned before the court so whoever knows he/she has not visited our office should do it as soon as possible to avoid inconvenience,” Martin stressed.

Meanwhile, the Advisor to the Ugandan community living in Western Equatoria, Madam Chandiru Margaret expressed their disappointment on how the immigration department handles the way they are to pay for their temporarily stay permit in the State

Margate said they are not willing to pay off the fee which she didn’t mention till they are negotiated.

“We will not able to pay as per now until when this charges are discussed,” Chandiru said.

Abakar Abdel, the Deputy Chairperson for the Darfur community in the State, said that most of his community members are refugees in the country saying the charges are high and may not be able to pay.

He however, said that if given time they will be able to afford.

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