1. Definition

Work Permit for a “non-citizen skilled contracted worker” means a Permit granted to a non-citizen to be employed by a locally established business, organization or institution. Authority is under Section 9(2)(c) of the Immigration Act, 2003.

 

2. New work permit requirements

  • Completed and signed APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO WORK form
  • Certified copy of applicant’s bio-data page of passport
  • Two [2] certified photographs
  • Request letter from the employer
    • Company profile/ background
    • Position Description
    • Roles of the position
    • Special requirements for the position
    • Detailed justification for the need of the position/ extension
  • Police Report for principal applicant from country of citizenship
  • Police Report for spouse from country of citizenship
  • Police Report for child if over 18 years from country of citizenship
  • Medical Report for principal applicant
  • Medical Report for spouse
  • Medical Report for child
  • Curriculum Vitae [CV] - Detail
    • Certified copies of academic qualifications
    • Certified copies of references for proof of work experience
  • Advertisement: ALL positions must be advertised except:
    • Family Business [Certified proof of Relationship]
    • Government Contract [Certified copy of Contract Agreement]
    • Seconded from Parent Company [Certified Secondment Letter]
  • Analysis of local applications received
    • Complete list of locals shortlisted for the job in tabulated form
    • Academic Qualifications
    • Work Experience
    • Reasons as to why not suitable for the position
  • Is this a new position? Yes / No
    • If YES, please justify the need of the post
    • If NO, please provide the person’s name previously doing the job and state whether resigned/migrated, etc. If expatriate please provide copy of the passport bio date page and permit stamp.
  • Contract of Employment
  • Training Program
  • Local understudy:
    • Name and position in the company
    • Contractual Agreement between understudy and company
    • Detailed justification for not appointing the previous understudy
  • Company Registration
    • Certified copy of Foreign Investment Certificate [FIC]
    • Certified copy of Investment Fiji approval
    • Certified copy of Business Registration
  • Endorsement from relevant Authorities
    • Reserve Bank
    • Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji [MSAF]
    • Investment Fiji
    • Legal Practitioners Unit
    • Ministry of Education
    • Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association
    • Fiji Medical & Dental Association
    • Ministry of Lands & Mineral Resources
    • Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation
  • Application fees

 

4. Extension of work permit requirements

  • Completed and signed APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO WORK form
  • Certified copy of applicant’s bio-data page of passport
  • Two [2] certified photographs
  • Request letter from the employer
    • Company profile/ background
    • Position Description
    • Roles of the position
    • Special requirements for the position
    • Detailed justification for the need of the position/ extension
  • Police Report for principal applicant from Fiji
  • Police Report for spouse from Fiji
  • Police Report for child if over 18 years from Fiji
  • Curriculum Vitae [CV] - Detail
    • Certified copies of academic qualifications
    • Certified copies of references for proof of work experience
  • Advertisement: ALL positions must be advertised except:
    • Family Business [Certified proof of Relationship]
    • Government Contract [Certified copy of Contract Agreement]
    • Seconded from Parent Company [Certified Secondment Letter]
  • Analysis of local applications received
    • Complete list of locals shortlisted for the job in tabulated form
    • Academic Qualifications
    • Work Experience
    • Reasons as to why not suitable for the position
  • Is this a new position? Yes / No
    • If YES, please justify the need of the post
    • If NO, please provide the person’s name previously doing the job and state whether resigned/migrated, etc. If expatriate please provide copy of the passport bio date page and permit stamp.
  • Contract of Employment
  • Training Program
  • Local understudy:
    • Name and position in the company
    • Contractual Agreement between understudy and company
    • Detailed justification for not appointing the previous understudy
  • Company Registration
    • Certified copy of Foreign Investment Certificate [FIC]
    • Certified copy of Investment Fiji approval
    • Certified copy of Business Registration
  • Endorsement from relevant Authorities
    • Reserve Bank
    • Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji [MSAF]
    • Investment Fiji
    • Legal Practitioners Unit
    • Ministry of Education
    • Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association
    • Fiji Medical & Dental Association
    • Ministry of Lands & Mineral Resources
    • Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation
  • Application fees