Other Important Information:
Minimum marriageable age for girls is 16 years; for boys is 18.
Birth, death and/or divorce certificates must either be originals or copies certified by and bearing the seal of the issuing authorities.
There is neither a residence requirement nor a minimum period of stay required for marriage in Fiji.
District Officers and Registrars may perform marriages without a marriage license. After the ceremony, it may take 15 working days to obtain the marriage certificate: 10 days for the Minister or District Officer's document to reach the Registrar General and 5-6 days for the Registrar to search its records and issue the certificate.
A Special License is required if the marriage ceremony is to be performed by a Minister of Religion or performed at a venue other than the Registrar-General or District Offices. If you decide to have a civil ceremony, it is advisable to make an appointment either a day or two in advance.
A marriage performed in accordance with the legal requirements of the country in which it takes place is recognized as valid in the United States. For specific information, consult an attorney in the jurisdiction where you reside.
The two main offices of the Registrar-General in Fiji are located in Suva and Lautoka:
Office of the Registrar-General
Ground Floor, Suvavou House
P.O. Box 2226
2nd Floor, Rogorogoivuda Building
P.O. Box 440