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Sep 2, 2016

Immigration Minister Cites Higher Visa Payments from Chinese Nationals

Godwin Hulse

Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse insists his troubled department has not tried to keep its records secret in relation to the issuance of visas, especially to Chinese nationals. It turns out that, according to Hulse, the Chinese paid more for their visas than all of the others issued visas in the same time period. Now, the Chinese nationals require clearance from the Director of Immigration to obtain visas because it is known that most of them come as visitors, but remain in the country. Still yet, the hustle of visas to Chinese nationals has been huge. But the minister says that he has no problem with the visas because of the amount of revenue obtained.

 

Senator Godwin Hulse, Minister of Immigration

“And I showed at the time, that between the period we were talking – January ’13 to October 2013, we issued a total of four thousand one hundred seventy-five visas at that time. Of those, four hundred and seventy-six were issued to Chinese nationals, and the rest were issued to everybody else, from around the world. The total collected at the time was one point two million in visa fees. But the four hundred and seventy six Chinese paid close to a million dollars – they paid nine hundred and fifty-two thousand dollars, and all of the rest, three thousand six hundred and ninety-nine, only paid two hundred and eighty two thousand dollars. So I don’t have any problem with Chinese visiting, this is an open economy and an open society, and I am here to tell you, at two thousand dollars a visa, if we had a million Chinese visiting like on the cruise ships, we wouldn’t need to collect taxes, because the Prime Minister would have two billion dollars! The European Union does not require visas for Chinese; many South American countries don’t, so I don’t have an issue with the visa, because the visa requirements were clear and anybody can correct me if I’m wrong from the Immigration Department: you needed simply to have enough money to maintain you while you are here, which was sixty dollars a day; you needed to have a return ticket, you needed a place to stay, and you get a month, and you get out of here.”

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1 Response for “Immigration Minister Cites Higher Visa Payments from Chinese Nationals”

  1. MNHG says:

    AHA ??!!!
    PLEASE USE SOME OF THAT MONEY TO REPAIR THE LOW BRIDGE IN CAYO.
    CAYO IS IN GREAT NEED OF THE BRIDGE, PLEASE SEE THE MILE LONG TRAFFIC JAM EVERY DAY, PLEASE !!!

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