21 January 2011

Immigration Police continue holding operations

Diario Nacional, January 20, 2011 language source: Tetun - Acting Immigration Police Inspector Chief Luis Barreto said the Immigration Police Department was continuing holding operations to search for those foreigners who use tourist visas but are conducting activities like business in the country.

Barreto said the Police would deport those foreigners who use tourist visas to work in the country or they would be asked to leave their work voluntarily.

"Our people are not enough to control the foreigners but we have coordinated with district police to support us in identifying those foreigners who are using tourist visas but are conducting illegal activities such as selling goods or doing another thing," Barreto said.

Barreto added that there are many foreigners in the country and their presence here was legal as they use passport but many of them violated visas.

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