Visit Fiji

Q: What are the entry requirements for visiting Fiji?
A: Go to this page.

Q: Where can I find information about places to visit in Fiji?
A: Go to this page.

Q: How can I extend my visitor's permit
A: Go to this page.

Q: How long can I stay as a visitor?
A: Maximum of six months. Four months initially is given on arrival upon meeting all entry requirements. Two months can be issued through applying for extension.

Q: I am overseas at the moment, but would like to visit Fiji and look for a job.
A: You need to search for Fiji vacancies on the web while you are out of Fiji.

Q: Can I enter Fiji on a one way ticket?
A: Only Fiji citizens and those on valid work permits or exemption status can visit Fiji on a one way ticket. The rest will need to visit Fiji on a return ticket.

Q: Can a visitor be sponsored?
A: Yes, a sponsor letter can be from a local or a person holding valid permits in Fiji.

Q: I'm coming to Fiji to participate in a sports event. What permit do I need?
A: A 14-days business visa, free of charge, will be issued on arrival

Q: Cruise ship passengers
A: If a passenger is disembarking from the vessel, he/she will need a return ticket to his/her country of domicile.

Q: Can I take a short course while in Fiji?
A: Go to this page.

Q: Can I travel to Fiji as a visitor, and apply for residence from there?
A: No.

Q: Can I visit my children/grandchildren in Fiji?
A: Yes

Q: As a visitor, can I apply for a different permit while I'm in Fiji?
A: No

 

 

Study in Fiji

Q: How can I get a student permit?
A: Go to this page.

Q: Can I work in Fiji after graduation?

A: This neither allowed nor encouraged. Apply for a work permit.

Q: If I am on a student permit, will my child have to pay foreign student fees to study here?
A: Yes, foreigners pay a rate different from the local one.

Q: How can I extend my current student permit?
A: Go to this page.

Q: What happens when my student enrollment has been terminated?
A: The institution has to advice the Department of Immigration on any termination of a student’s enrollment. Read the Terms and Conditions for student permit.

Q: How do I choose a school for my children in Fiji?
A: Contact the Ministry of Education, Heritage & Arts for information regarding public primary & secondary schools. Contact the Fiji Higher Education Commission for information regarding registered/recognized tertiary institutions.

Q: I'm studying in Fiji, and want to have my partner and children with me.
A: Both partner and children can apply for co-extensive residence permit.

Q: I am a long term student and my spouse/partner of the same sex wishes to join me.
A: This is nether allowed nor encouraged.

Q: Can I change my course of study?
A: Under the same institution, it is not required that you obtain a new student permit.

Q: Can I change my education provider?
A: Changing of an education institution requires a new student permit application.

Q: Do I need medical insurance?
A: No.

Q: Will I be eligible for further student permits if I was absent from class due to illness?
A: Yes, there needs to be a satisfactory medical report to prove the nature of your illness.

Q: I’ve yet to finish my study period in Fiji but I need to temporarily leave and come back.
A: As long as the student permit is valid.

Q: How long will my student permit be valid for, if granted?
A: A maximum of 3 years and minimum of 1 year.

Q: Where can I find out about Fiji’s education system?
A: Contact the Ministry of Education, Heritage & Arts for information regarding public primary & secondary schools. Contact the Fiji Higher Education Commission for information regarding registered/recognized tertiary institutions.

Q: Can I work while on a student permit?
A: No.

Q: Do I need to stay with my parent or guardian while studying?
A: Yes, for those in primary and secondary schools

Q: Do I need a confirmed or return ticket when I lodge my student permit application?
A: Yes, for regional students. Non-regional students are to apply from outside the country.

Q: Can I home school my children while we are in Fiji temporarily?
A: This depends on how long the temporary period is valid for.

 

Work in Fiji

Q: What does a job offer need to include to satisfy Immigration requirements?
A: Job offer is not a requirement for work permit applications.

Q: Can I work in Fiji after graduation?
A: This neither allowed nor encouraged. Apply for a work permit.

Q: How do I transfer my permit to a new passport?
A: Previous and current passport to be submitted for transfer of permits.

Q: Extending a work permit
A: This not encouraged.

Q: Fiji employers are not willing to offer me employment. What can I do?
A: You will need a Fiji employer to offer you employment.

Q: Can I volunteer once I am in Fiji?
A: No.

Q: Are there travel conditions?
A: Yes, refer to entry requirements.

Q:Does my occupation require Fiji registration?
A: No

Q:Who can work in Fiji?
A: Anyone can work in Fiji.

Q: Are there Working Holidays in Fiji?
A: No.

Q: I applied for another permit, but my current one is about to expire. What can I do?
A: This is not allowed.

Q: How do I go about finding work in Fiji?
A: Seek vacancies in the local dailies.

Q: Options for Religious Workers
A: They need work permits for long term or authority on short term basis.

Q: I'm working in Fiji, and want to have my partner and children with me.
A: Yes, you can apply for residence permit

Q: Can I get a work permit without having a job offer?
A: No.

Q: Can I get residence by running a business in Fiji?
A: No.

Q: How can I get a work permit?
A: Go to this page.

Q: Is my passport acceptable for travel to Fiji?
A: It depends on your nationality.

Q: I already have a permit; can I travel in and out of Fiji with it?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I work in Fiji while holding a visitor permit?
A: No.

Q: My employer has closed the business. What happens to my work permit?
A: It becomes null and void.

Q: Do I need a confirmed or return ticket when I lodge my permit application?
A: Yes, provided you are lodging from outside the country.

Q: Can I take a short course while in Fiji?
A: Yes, depending on the type of permit that you have.

Q: What are the working hours in Fiji?
A: 8am – 4:30pm.

Q: What countries does Fiji have seasonal work schemes with?
A: Australia, New Zealand, Canada

Q: Is there a Long Term Skill Shortage List?
A: No

Q: Can someone with a criminal conviction work in Fiji?
A: Yes

Q: I'm coming to Fiji to participate in a sports event. What permit do I need?
A: A 14-days business visa, free of charge, will be issued on arrival

Q: Can I attend a course while working in Fiji?
A: Yes.

Q: Is my occupation in demand in Fiji?
A: It depends on your occupation.

Q: My country is not on the list of seasonal work schemes. What can I do?
A: Apply for work permit.

Q: What health requirements must I meet?
A: Refer to health requirements issued by Ministry of Health

Q: Do I need medical insurance?
A: No

Q: How to find Fiji employers?
A: Through the local dailies.

Q: Can I be offered employment without a valid work permit?
A: No

Q: How can I prove to an employer that I can legally work in Fiji?
A: You will have to have a work permit.

Q: Can workers from overseas bring their family with them?
A: Yes.

Q: Does someone with Fiji residence need a work permit?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I include my family in my Work to Residence application?
A: Yes.

Q: What permit do I need to attend a job interview in Fiji?
A: A Business permit.

 

Live in Fiji

Q: Can I apply for Skilled Migrant category for residence?
A: There is no such thing in Fiji.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for residence applicants?
A: Yes, the age restriction is 45 years and older.

Q: I have been invited to Apply for residence. What now?
A: Lodge in your application with the requirements.

Q: What are the options for Partner/Spouse of Fiji citizen or resident?
A: Spouse of a Fiji citizen is entitled for exemption. Partner of a Fiji citizen or a resident will need to apply for a residence permit.

Q: My residence is still in process, but my temporary permit will expire soon.
A: Wait for your residence permit.

Q: Parents of Fiji citizens/residents
A: Parents of residents need to apply for permit.

Q: How do I bring an adopted child to Fiji?
A: Enter as a visitor and apply for residence permit if you are not a Fiji citizen or apply for exemption if you are a Fiji citizen and then register the child as adopted.

Q: What is the difference between a Fiji resident and a Fiji citizen?
A: A Fiji resident holds a foreign passport and his/her stay is limited. A Fiji citizen holds a Fiji passport and there is no limitation on his/her stay in Fiji.

Q: Does my occupation require Fiji registration?
A: No.

Q: Can I apply for a Permanent Resident permit while overseas?
A: Yes.

Q: How do I go about finding work in Fiji?
A: Seek vacancies on local dailies.

Q: I'm looking to settle in Suva - what's it like?
A: It is beautiful in Suva.

Q: When are children considered 'dependent'?
A: They are dependent if they are 18 years or younger.

Q: Who can I include in my resident permit application?
A: Your immediate family.

Q: How do I apply for residence after running a business in Fiji?
A: The work permit that you were granted also allows you to reside in Fiji.

Q: Can I get residence by running a business in Fiji?
A: Yes.

Q: Lost or stolen passport -what should I do?
A: Report to Police and to your nearest Diplomatic Office.

Q: How can I get a work permit?
A: Go to this page.

Q: Is my passport acceptable for travel to Fiji?
A: As long as it is valid and in good condition.

Q: Will I lose my Fiji residence status if I travel abroad?
A: No.

Q: What is a TIN? How do I get one?
A: TIN is a tax identification number issued to Fiji taxpayers whether they are individuals or organisations.

Q: Are there English language requirements?
A: Yes.

Q: What can be used as evidence of residence status?
A: A stamp in the passport.

Q: What is the Health care like in Fiji?
A: Good.

Q: When does my residence status become activated?
A: From day of approval.

Q: Who can sponsor a work permit application?
A: They are not sponsored.

Q: Will my electrical appliances work in Fiji?
A: Appliances will run in Fiji between 210 and 240 volts.

Q: Who can live in Fiji?
A: Anyone can live in Fiji.

Q: What does a resident permit allow me to do?
A: To reside, contribute and enjoy the beauty of Fiji.

Q: What are living costs like in Fiji?
A: Cheap and affordable.

Q: Do I need a Fiji driver’s license?
A: Yes.

Q: If I get a resident permit, how long do I have to move to Fiji?
A: Any time within the validity of the permit.

Q: Can partners live in Fiji permanently?
A: Yes, but not of same sex.

Q: What is the difference between a resident permit and a permanent resident permit?
A: They are the same.

Q: How do I find a school for my children in Fiji?
A: Contact the Ministry of Education, Heritage & Arts for information regarding public primary & secondary schools. Contact the Fiji Higher Education Commission for information regarding registered/recognized tertiary institutions.

Q: How can I become a Fiji resident?
A: There are no provisions for becoming a Fiji Resident.

Q: What health requirements must I meet?
A: Min of Health.

Q: How do I obtain Fiji Citizenship?
A: Go to this page.

Q: What do I need to know about renting or buying a house?
A: Search through real estates in Fiji.

Q: Will I need a car in Fiji?
A: The option is yours.

Q: Retirement permits
A: It is for those 45 years and older.

Q: Age requirements for Skilled Migrant category
A: 18 and older.

Q: Can I travel to Fiji as a visitor, and apply for residence from there?
A: No.

Q: My job is outside of Fiji skill levels, are there any exceptions?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I include my family in my Work to Residence application?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I bring goods into Fiji
A: Go to this page.

Q: Where can I sit my IELTS exam?
A: We do not have IELTS exam venues.