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Intercountry Adoption

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Fiji

Fiji
Republic of Fiji
Exercise normal precautions in Fiji. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Fiji.

Exercise normal precautions in Fiji. 

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Fiji.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Fiji has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Fiji:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?
Yes

Hague Convention Information

Fiji is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Intercountry adoption processing in Hague countries is done in accordance with the requirements of the Convention; the U.S. implementing legislation, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); and the IAA’s implementing regulations, as well as the implementing legislation and regulations of Fiji.

Intercountry adoption is not possible from Fiji at this time. For more information please see the related notice.

U.S. Immigration Requirements

To bring an adopted child to the United States from Fiji you must meet certain suitability and eligibility requirements. USCIS determines who is suitable and eligible to adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States under U.S. immigration law.

Additionally, a child must meet the definition of a Convention adoptee under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IH-3 or IH-4 immigrant visa.

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Fiji
Embassy of the United States, Suva, Fiji
158 Princes Road, Tamavua
Suva, Fiji
Tel: (679) 331-4466
Fax: (679) 330-2267 
Recorded Information: (679) 330-3888
Email: suvaiv@state.gov
Internet: https://fj.usembassy.gov/embassy/suva/

Fijian Adoption Authority
Central Authority in Fiji
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation
Level 5 Civic Towers, Suva, Fiji
P.O. Box 14068 
Tel: (679) 331-2199

Embassy of Fiji
Embassy of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, Washington, D.C.
2000 M Street, NW
Suite 710
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202- 466-8320
Fax: 202- 466-8325
Email: info@fijiembassydc.com
Internet: www.fijiembassydc.com

Office of Children’s Issues
U.S. Department of State  
CA/OCS/CI  
SA-17, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20522-1709
Tel: 1-888-407-4747
E-mail:Adoption@state.gov
Internet: http://adoption.state.gov

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For questions about filing a Form I-800A application or a Form I-800 petition:
USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC):
Tel:  1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-913-275-5480 (local); Fax: 1- 913-214-5808
Email: NBC.Adoptions@uscis.dhs.gov

For general questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS Contact Center
Tel:  1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
Internet:  uscis.gov

Last Updated: May 9, 2022

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Suva
158 Princes Rd, Tamavua
Suva, Fiji Islands
Telephone
+(679) 331-4466
Emergency
+(679) 772-8049
Fax
+(679) 330-2267

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