Fiji Visa

Complete guide to applying for a visa to Fiji, the requirements, application procedures and more relevant details

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Fiji is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania with a population of 912,241 and an area of 18,274 km2.

It has a significant amount of foreign tourists. In particular from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. To travel to Fiji most world citizens can do so without any type of visa or permit. However, a considerable number of world nationals still need to apply for a visa in order to be able to enter the country.

Below in this article, you can find out if you need a visa for Fiji or not. If you do, you can also find out the procedures that you need to follow in order to apply.

Who Needs a Visa for Fiji?

If you are planning to travel to Fiji anytime soon you may need a visa to be able to enter its territory. However, you will be able to enter Fiji without the need for a visa if you are a national of any of the countries listed below:

Antigua & BarbudaArgentinaAustralia
AustriaThe BahamasBangladesh
BarbadosBelgiumBelize
BermudaBotswanaBrazil
Brunei DarussalamBulgariaCanada
ChileChinaColumbia
Cook Islands [NZ passport holder]CyprusCzech Republic
DenmarkCommonwealth DominicaEstonia
The federal Republic of GermanyThe federated States of MicronesiaFinland
FranceThe GambiaGhana
GreeceGrenadaGuyana
Holy See (Vatican)Hong Kong [SAR]Hungary
IcelandIndiaIndonesia
IsraelItalyJamaica
JapanKenyaKiribati
LatviaLesothoLiechtenstein
LithuaniaLuxemburgMacau
MalawiMalaysiaMaldives
MaltaMauritiusMexico
MoldovaMonacoNauru
The NetherlandsNew ZealandNigeria
NorwayPalauPapua New Guinea
ParaguayPeruThe Philippines
PolandPortugalRepublic of Ireland
Republic of the Marshall IslandsRomaniaRussia
SamoaSerbiaSlovak Republic
St Kitts & NevisSt LuciaSt Vincent & the Grenadines
SeychellesSierra LeoneSingapore
SloveniaSolomon IslandsSouth Africa
South KoreaSpainSwaziland
SwedenSwitzerlandTaiwan
TanzaniaThailandTonga
Trinidad & TobagoTunisiaTurkey
TuvaluUgandaUnited Arab Emirates
UkraineUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandUnited States of America
UruguayVanuatuVenezuela
ZambiaZimbabwe

Fiji Visa Types

According to the intended entries to Fiji, you can apply for one of the two visas listed below:

  • Single Entry Visa (SEV), which is valid for 3 months and can be used to enter Fiji only once.
  • Multiple Entry Visa (MEV), which is valid for multiple entries to Fiji within a period of 12 months, starting from the date of issue. The multiple entry visa holder can remain in Fiji for 4 months at most, for each entry.

Fiji Visa Requirements

The main part of the application process for a Fiji visa, is collecting the required documents. Based on these documents the Fiji visa division takes a decision on your application and whether you are suitable to be permitted to enter their country. Fins these requirements, according to the purpose of entry, lsited below.

Fiji visa requirements for holiday purpose

  • Visa Application form fully completed.
  • Copy of the Passport main page with bio data. Must be certified.
  • Two recent passport size photos, in color.
  • Confirmation of pre-booked hotel, if you will be staying at a hotel.
  • A copy of the travel itinerary/ticket.
  • Proof of funds to financially support yourself during the whole duration of stay. This could be your bank statements or visa cards.
  • Proof of approved visa and onward ticket, if you will be traveling to another country after Fiji, for which you need a visa.
  • Consent letter from spouse (if travelling alone).
  • Consent letter from parents, for individuals 18 years old and under travelling alone.
  • Approved leave letter from work or school, stating the days of absence. The letter must be signed and stamped by the employer/school principal.
  • If you will be staying over at friends or family members you also need to submit:
    • Sponsoring letter by the local host.
    • Copy of host’s valid ID/passport/residence permit.

Fiji visa requirements for transit purpose

  • Visa Application form fully completed.
  • Proof of approved visa/permit for the next destination
  • Proof of onward ticket to the next destination and another outward ticket if travelling out of that destination.
  • Copy of the Passport main page with bio data. Must be certified.
  • Two recent passport size photos, in color.

Fiji visa requirements for business/training/workshop purpose

  • Visa Application form fully completed.
  • Two recent passport size photos, in color.
  • Copy of the Passport main page with biodata. Must be certified.
  • Sponsor letter if a local company/organization is sponsoring your trip. The letter must indicate the person undertaking the expenses for the whole period if stay.
  • A copy of the travel itinerary/ticket.

Fiji visa requirements for fishing agencies (crew / seaman)

  • Visa Application form fully completed.
  • Letter from the organization.
  • Copy of the Passport main page with bio data. Must be certified.
  • Certified copy of itinerary/ticket if joining a vessel in another destination.
  • A list with all the names of the crewmembers.

Fiji Visa Application Process

To apply for a Fiji visa, you will first need to collect the documents listed above, in accordance with the purpose of your intended trip to Fiji. Then you will need to submit these documents at the Fiji High Commission or embassy office located nearest to your place of residence.

You can also send your application through facing or posting addressing one of the Visa processing offices listed below:

StationPostal AddressPhoneFax
Suva, FijiP O Box 2224, Government Building, Suva, Fiji[679] 3312622[679] 3301653
Nadi, FijiP O Box 9022, Nadi Airport, Fiji[679] 6722263[679] 6721720
Lautoka, FijiP O Box 1079, Lautoka, Fiji[679] 6661706[679] 6668120
Savusavu, FijiP O Box 566, Savusavu, Fiji[679] 8850800[679] 6668120
Levuka, FijiP O Box 176, Levuka, Fiji[679] 3440860[679] 3440860
Labasa, FijiP.O. Box 4255, Labasa, Fiji[679] 8811520[679] 8811500

 

If the visa division decides to grant the applicant with a visa, an approval letter is sent to him/her, notifying the validity of the visa and permitted duration of stay in Fiji.

Fiji Visa Fee

As a part of your application for a Fiji visa, you will also need to pay a fee. The fee depends only on the type of visa you are applying for, as follows:

  • If you are applying for a single entry visa you will need to pay $91.00
  • Whereas, if you are applying for a single entry visa you will need to pay $180.00

Fiji Visa Processing Time

The visa division of the Fiji Department of Migration will take three days to process a visa application, from the day of receiving the application file.

This period may be extended in cases when the application is incomplete, or additional documents or clarification are required for its processing.

List of Diplomatic Missions of Fiji Around the World

  • Embassy in Washington D.C., United States
  • Embassy in Beijing, China
  • Consulate-General Shanghai, China
  • High Commission in New Delhi, India
  • Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
  • High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Embassy in Seoul, South Korea
  • Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
  • High Commission in London, United Kingdom
  • High Commission in Canberra, Australia
  • Consulate-General in Sydney, Australia
  • High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand
  • High Commission in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Do I Need a Visa to Transit Fiji?

If you are transiting through Fiji in a bid to reach your destination country, you may need to get a visa. If your period of stay in Fiji is shorter than three hours, then you can use Fiji as a transiting country without any visa.

However, if you need to stay longer than that, then you need to apply for a regular Fiji visitor visa.

Is Fiji a Safe Country to Visit?

If you wish to visit Fiji, but you are unsure of its safety, then we can assure you Fiji is a safe country overall. However, it isn’t immune to crime and tourists are usually targeted.

Still, if you take a few measures you will be absolutely safe. Do not walk alone late at night, and at all times try to keep your belongings close. Be careful when you withdraw money from any ATMs or banks.

How to Travel to Fiji?

You can reach Fiji by flying at its Nadi International Airport located in Viti Levu. There are flights from Los Angeles, about 10 hours long, From New Zealand, about three hours, and from Australia, which may take approximately four hours of your time. Other flights:

  • New Zealand: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
  • Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Asia: Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo
  • US: Honolulu, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

You can also take a boat trip from Australia, as there are many cruise lines that debark there.

What Can a Tourist Do in Fiji?

There are countless things that you can see and do in the small territory of Fiji. However, we have picked the top five attractions that are a must-see for every tourist in the country.

  • Levuka, the capital of Ovalau, is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Fiji, and it is the place the first European colonized in the 10th century. It has a historic center amid mango trees and coconut palms, the Royal Hotel dating back to 1860 and the Sacred Heart Cathedral from the same year.
  • Beqa Lagoon in Viti Levu, located in the southeast of Nadi, lures divers and adventure seekers to see the numerous species living there, including bull sharks, whitetips and tiger sharks.
  • The Great Astrolabe Reef located in the fourth largest island of Fiji, in Kadavu, is home to a 100-kilometer-long Great Astrolabe Reef, alongside with some other small islands. This reef is the fourth largest barrier reef in the world, and most of its dive sites are easily accessible by boat from the southern shores of Kadavu.
  • The Fiji Museum in Viti Levu will help you learn everything about the fascinating Fijian culture and history. The small museum is set within the Thurston Gardens, so you can also visit those at the same time.
  • Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi is the largest and most colorful Hindu Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. It is not only a magnet to believers but also tourists and admirers of the Dravidian architecture.

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