U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Fiji

Fiji
Republic of Fiji

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Please check the individual document categories below. 

General Issuing Authority Information: The Registrar General office of the Ministry of Justice in Suva is the issuing authority for birth, death, and marriage records.  Births, deaths, and marriages are also registered and issued at two other divisional offices, in Lautoka (Western Division) and Labasa (Northern Division). Ten additional district offices have registration and issuing authority: Savusavu, Nabouwalu, Rakiraki, Ba, Nadi, Sigatoka, Navua, Nausori, Korovou, and Levuka.     

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth

Available

Fees:  New birth registrations (registered within a year) are free, with a birth certificate issuance cost of FJD$2.20.  Late birth registration (registered one year or later after birth) involves a penalty fee of FJD$10.90, including birth certificate issuance.

Document Name: Birth registration/certificate

Issuing Authority:

Suva Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office
Ground Floor, Suvavou House
Victoria Parade, Suva
Telephone – (679) 331-5280
Web – bdm.gov.fj
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  The certificates are generally printed electronically on sage green paper with the official seal and signature of the Registrar General issuing officer at the bottom right of the certificate.  The top left of the certificate has a triangle with a Fijian Iri (hand fan), and a registration number is located at the top right of the certificate.  The number on the top right in red ink is the document control number.     

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The Registrar-General/Assistant Registrar-General

Registration Criteria:

The informant must provide:

  • Notification of birth document from hospital or health center
  • Valid ID of the informant
  • Statutory Declaration of paternity by father if parents are not married
  • Both parents should be present to sign

Requirements for birth registration for children ten years and above:

  • Notification of birth from hospital
  • Confirmatory letter from last school attended
  • Vola ni Kawa (VKB) or Native Land Commission registry information for i-Taukei citizens (VKB information includes a person’s birth lineage including their native province, village, tikina, yavusa, mataqali, tokatoka (clan/tribe)
  • Parents’ marriage certificate
  • 1 current passport size photograph of the child
  • Statutory Declaration of informant/parent(s) registering the child
  • Valid ID of informant/parent(s) registering the child
  • Statutory Declaration of paternity by father if parents are not married
  • Both parents should be present to sign
     

Procedure for Obtaining: The applicant must present a valid ID. A parent must accompany an underage applicant.  To request another person’s birth certificate, a third person must provide an authorization statement with ID copy of the registrant.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Complete records date back to the year 1875. A full register with names of siblings is available.  For searches, the fee is FJD$1.15.

 

Death/Burial
 

Available

Fees: FJD$2.20

Document Name:  Death Registration/Death Certificate

Issuing Authority:

Suva Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office
Ground Floor, Suvavou House
Victoria Parade
Suva
Telephone – (679) 331-5280
Web – bdm.gov.fj
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The certificates are generally printed electronically on sage green paper with the official seal and signature of the Registrar General at the bottom right of certificate.  The top right of the certificate will have the registration number.  The body of the certificate is divided into four parts.  The first row will contain the deceased’s biographic information including surname, given names, gender, place and date of birth, age at death, and father and mother’s names.  The second row will contain information pertaining to the i-Taukei Vola Ni Kawabula or Native Land Commission registry information; this information includes the province, village, tikina, yavusa, mataqali and tokatoka of the deceased.  The third row will contain the full names of the deceased’s spouse and issues (children) of marriage.  The fourth row will contain information relating to date of death, place of death, cause of death, name of the medical attendant, date and place of burial, name of the religious minister/priest and the name of the informant.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Registrar-General/Assistant Registrar-General

Registration Criteria: Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from hospital/attending physician Information of the deceased: name, date of birth, parents’ names, spouse’s name and date of birth (if married), children’s names and dates of births (if applicable).

Procedure for Obtaining: An applicant must present ID.  If under age 18, then a parent must accompany.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: Police report of death, burial, or cremation; inquests/orders from courts; and Statutory Declaration from next of kin may be used to register death.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Complete records date back to the year 1875.  A full register with names of the surviving spouse and children is available.  Burial certificates are unavailable.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: FJD$5.45 (Standard Certificate), FJD$14.90 (Tapa Design Certificate)

Document Name: Marriage Registration/Marriage Certificate

Issuing Authority:

Suva Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office
Ground Floor, Suvavou House
Victoria Parade
Suva
Telephone – (+679) 331-5280
Web – bdm.gov.fj
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The Standard Certificates are generally printed electronically on sage green paper.  The top left of the certificate will have the foil number.  The top center of the certificate will have the date and venue of the marriage.  The registration number is located at the bottom left of the certificate.  The official seal and signature of the Registrar General is at the bottom right of certificate.

Tapa Design marriage certificates are formatted and printed on matte (not glossy) off-white/cream paper with “Certificate of Marriage Fiji” in calligraphy font in black ink printed at the top; the Fijian coat of arms appears in color in the middle; brown tapa print design borders the four sides of the certificate.  A blue wet seal appears in the bottom right next to the signature line of the Registrar.  The marriage details are added using a laser printer.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Registrar-General/Assistant Registrar-General

Registration Criteria: Birth Certificate for both, 1 recent passport size photo for both, Valid ID

Single Status Letter/Free to Marry notarized statement required for:

  • Non-residents marrying in Fiji
  • Non-resident marrying a Fiji citizen
  • Former citizens of Fiji with two years or more residency abroad

Statutory Declaration: for former citizens of Fiji, and citizens of Fiji living abroad for less than two years on work visas
Prior Divorce certificate (if applicable)
Death certificate (if either party’s previous spouse is deceased)
Name of Marriage Officer/Denomination (if applying for Special License to marry)
Fees – around FJD$20
 

Procedure for Obtaining:  Applicant must present ID. If a third party is requesting a certificate, an authorization letter from the subject with copy of the subject’s ID must be provided.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Foreigners who marry at resorts and hotels in Fiji must ensure that the marriage celebrant registers the marriage with the Office of the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees:  There is a fee for this service.

Document Name: Decree Absolute

Issuing Authority: Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court where the proceedings were held and the decision issued.

Judicial Department – Registry Family Court
P.O. Box 2215 Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji
Telephone: (679) 321-1811
Web – judiciary.gov.fj
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The Coat of Arms for Fiji is located at the top center of the decree.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Family court judge/magistrate

Registration Criteria: To legally divorce, the couple must be separated for 12 months before formally applying for a divorce.  To apply for a divorce, a couple must file at the nearest Court Registry.

Divorce is granted in two stages:

  • Step 1 - if a couple has met all the requirements and if the Court is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for any children under 18 years, the Court will grant a Conditional Order.  However, in some circumstances, the Court can also grant a Conditional Order even though the Court is not satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for the children.
  • Step 2 - A Final Order will be issued by the Court one month and one day after the date of the Conditional Order.  A person can re-marry after the Final Order is granted.
     

Procedure for Obtaining: An applicant can request a divorce certificate from the court registry office.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees:  There is a fee for this service.

Document Name:  Adoption Order

Issuing Authority:  Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court in the city or town where the adoption was finalized

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  The certificates are generally printed electronically on off white paper with the official Seal of the Court and signature of the Magistrate at the bottom center of the order.  The adoption case number  is located at the top right of the order.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Magistrate, Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court

Registration Criteria: Once the adoption is granted by the Magistrate’s Court, an Adoption Order is issued to the Office of the Registrar General and to the petitioning party.  The adoptive parents will need to take this order to the Office of the Registrar General to apply for the child’s new birth certificate that will contain the names of the adoptive parents.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Available from:

Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court in Suva:

Government Buildings, Suva
Telephone: +679 – 321 1811/321 1318
Fax: +679 – 331 9603

Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court in Nausori:

Level 1, 3 Kings Investment Bldg
Main Street, Nausori
Telephone: +679 – 340 0006
Fax: +679 – 340 0019

Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court in Labasa:

Telephone: +679 – 881 8924
Fax: +679 – 881 8921

Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court in Lautoka:

Tavewa Avenue, Lautoka
Telephone: + 679 – 666 0016
Fax: + 679 – 665 0444

Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court in Nadi:

Koroivolu Avenue, Nadi Town
Telephone: +679 – 670 1322
Fax: +679 – 670 0918
 

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Page 1 of the Adoption Order will list the name(s), address, and occupation(s) of the the relinquishing parent(s); the  names, address, and occupations of the adopting parents; the name of the child being adopted; instructions from the Court to the Office of the Registrar General regarding the adoption; and information regarding the proceedings, the signature of the judge, and the place and date of final order.  Page 2 of the Adoption Order will contain  a schedule showing the date and place of the birth of the adopted child; the full name of the child; gender, full names, address, and occupations of the adopters; and the date, adoption order and description of the court which made the order.  Page 3 will contain the adoption case number, the names of the applicants and respondents, the seal of the Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court, and the final date of the Adoption Order.

Identity Card

Unavailable: Fiji does not have national identity cards.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Court Records

Available

Fees: There is a fee for this service.

Document Name: Certificate of Proceedings

Issuing Authority: The registry of the court where the court proceedings were held and decision issued.

Judicial Department – Registry Magistrate’s Court
P.O.Box 2215 Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji
Telephone: (679) 321-1623
Web – judiciary.gov.fj
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The certificates are generally printed electronically on white paper with the seal of the Magistrate’s Court, signature of the Court Officer, and location located at the bottom center of the form.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Magistrate’s Court Officer

Registration Criteria: The Registrar of the court where the proceedings were held and decision issued registers all court records.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must write to the Court Clerk where the proceedings were held and decision issued and pay a processing fee to request a copy of their court records.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: The Certificate of Court Proceedings will contain the following information:

The location of the court where the proceedings were held and decision issued;
The criminal/civil case number;
Names of the applicant and respondent;
Date of hearing, statement of offence, and order/penalty issued by the court;
Date and place of of issuance or re-issuance of the  Certificate of Court Proceedings.

 

Police Records

Available

Fees: There is a fee for this service.

Document Name: Fiji Police Certificate/Record

Issuing Authority: Fiji Police Force Intelligence Bureau and Fiji Police Criminal Records Office.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  The certificates are generally printed electronically on white paper with the seal of the Fiji Police Force Intelligence Bureau and signature of the Officer in Charge located at the top of the form and seal of the Fiji Police Criminal Records Office and signature of the Officer in Charge located at the bottom of the form.  Both stamps must be present for a certificate to be considered complete.  If the subject does not have a previous record, these stamps will be blue in color and state “No Adverse Record.”  If the subject does have a previous record, the stamps will be red and state “Adverse Record,” with an additional page attached detailing the charge and disposition.  A stamp of the police station, receipt number, and date of request will be located at the top left of the form.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Fiji Police Force Intelligence Bureau Officer in Charge and Fiji Police Criminal Records Office Officer in Charge.

Registration Criteria: Adverse records are registed by the Fiji Police Criminal Records Office based on the court decisions received from the Magistrate, High Court or Court of Appeals.

Procedure for Obtaining: Police records are available from the year 1875 and are issued by writing to:

Director, Criminal Investigation Department, or the Officer-in-Charge, Criminal Records Department
P.O. Box 239,
Police Headquarters, Suva, Fiji.
Web: police.gov.fj

In the application, the applicant must authorize the Fiji police to inform the United States Embassy/Consulate at (CITY) in writing of the complete details of any police record.  The Fiji police will send the records directly to the U.S. embassy or consulate specified by the applicant.  The applicant must also submit a set of fingerprints taken on Form FD-258. Fingerprints can be taken at any local police station.  Applicants will need to submit the completed form, fingerprint card, copy of their passport, birth certificate, and if married, their marriage certificate, and name change document (if applicable).

The following information should be provided by the applicant in the initial application.  Descriptive information should follow in this order:

  • Full name and aliases, if any
  • Father's and mother's full names
  • Date and place of birth
  • Height
  • Color of eyes
  • Color of hair
  • Nationality
  • Present/former residential and business addresses
  • Passport number, and date and place of issuance
  • Marital status
  • Spouse's name (if married)

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Applicants can apply in person at their nearest police station.  

 

Prison Records

Available

Fees: There is a fee for this service.

Document Name: Prison Record

Issuing Authority:

The Superintendent of Prisons, Suva
Fiji Corrections Service
Corrections Headquarters
Fiji Employee Union Building
Gordon Street, Suva
Telephone: (+679) 330-3512

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The certificates are printed electronically on white paper with the seal of the Fiji Corrections Service and signature of the Commissioner of Prisons located at the bottom right of the form.  The Fiji Coat of Arms is located at the top center of the form.  The date of the request will be located at the top left of the form.  The body of the form will contain details including the applicant’s full name and all know aliases, the applicant’s date and place of birth, the names of the applicant’s father and mother, and current or last known addresses.  

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Commissioner of Prisons

Registration Criteria: The Officer in Charge records the biographic details of all new inmates during admission.

Procedure for Obtaining: An application for a prison record must be made in person at the Fiji Corrections Service Headquarters.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Prison records are available from the year 1879.

Military Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Letter of Confirmation

Issuing Authority: Military records are issued and certified by the Commandant, Fiji Defence Force, Suva.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces
4A 4B Berkley Crescent. Suva
Telephone: (+679) 331 3799
Fax:(+679) 331-3799
Web: rfmf.mil.fj

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The Letter of Confirmation is printed electronically on white paper with the official letterhead of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.  The letter has the  insignia of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and “Republic of Fiji Military Forces” printed in red at the top of the letter.  The body of the letter will contain information including the applicant’s badge number, rank and full name, date of enlistment, and current posting.  It will also contain information relating to the applicant’s place and dates of tours and missions abroad and awards/recognition received while serving abroad.  The letter will be signed by the Commanding Officer, Republic of Fiji Military Forces Strategic Headquarters.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Commanding Officer, Republic of Fiji Military Forces Strategic Headquarters

Registration Criteria: Retired and serving personnel can request a Letter of Confirmation of Service

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants should contact Fiji military command for instructions.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Complete records are available from the year 1924.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available: Ordinary Passport, Diplomatic Passport, Certificate of Identity

Fees: FJD$76 for an ordinary passport

Document Name: Ordinary Passport/Diplomatic Passport/Emergency Passport/Certificate of Identity

Issuing Government Authority: Department of Immigration

Fiji Immigration Department
Rodwell Road
Suva
Telephone: (+679) 331-2622
Web: immigration.gov.fj
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Ordinary Passport – turquoise blue cover. Valid for ten years.

  • Diplomatic Passport – Scarlet red cover. Issued to the President and spouse, Prime Minister and spouse, government ministers, and government officials working in diplomatic missions abroad.  Generally valid for ten years, but validity may be limited to a term of appointment.
  • Certificate of Identity (CI) – May be issued to facilitate emergency travel, and can be issued to non-citizens.  Generally valid for a single trip only.
     

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of Immigration

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Requirements for a new Ordinary Passport:

  • completed application form
  • original birth certificate (full extract)
  • marriage certificate, for any applicable change of name by marriage
  • 2 passport size color photographs (certified and signed by the same person witnessing the form)
  • valid photo identification card
  • FJD$72.00 fee
     

Requirements for renewal of expired Ordinary Passport:

  • completed application form
  • 2 passport size color photographs (certified and signed by the same person witnessing the form)
  • previous passport book
  • FJD$72.00 fee
     

Requirements for replacement of a lost but valid Ordinary Passport:

  • completed application form
  • original birth certificate (full extract)
  • 2 passport size color photographs (certified and signed by the same person witnessing the form)
  • police report
  • statutory declaration form
  • valid photo identification card
  • FJD$180.00 fee
     

Alternate Documents: Certificate of Identity (CI) – May be issued to facilitate emergency travel, and can be issued to non-citizens.  Generally valid for a single trip only.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Fiji’s passports include an ICAO-compliant Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) at the bottom of the bio-data page. The passports have basic UV features and watermarks.  A photo and signature is affixed to the passport and covered by a laminate.  

Other Records

Available: Only to indigenous Fijians from the Native Lands Commission

Fees: There may be a fee for this service.

Document Name: i-Taukei Vola Ni Kawabula

Issuing Authority:

Ministry of i-Taukei Affairs
87 Queen Elizabeth Drive
TTF Complex
Web: itaukeiaffairs.gov.fj
Email: itaukeiaffairs@govnet.gov.fj
Telephone: (+679) 310 0909
Fax: (+679) 331 2530/331 7077
 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are no special seals, colors, or formats.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Chairman, i-Taukei Lands and Fisheries Commission

Registration Criteria: The applicant’s grandparents or parents can register the applicant. The applicant must be a full blooded i-Taukei (indigenous Fijian) and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Both the biological mother and biological father are i-Taukei
  • The biological father is an i-Taukei
  • The mother is an i-Taukei and the child was born out of wedlock.
     

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must contact the Ministry of i-Taukei Affairs to make an appointment to visit the Office of the i-Taukei Lands and Fisheries Commission. A strict conservative dress code is enforced and must be respected.  Original records are kept in ledgers and are not released; however, copies of entries may be requested for a minimal fee.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title:  Suva, Fiji (Embassy)

Address:

158 Princes Road
P.O. Box 218
Suva, Fiji

Phone Number:  (+679) 331-4466

Comments / Additional Information:  Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

Visa Services

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji provides all visa services for Fiji and the following areas:

  • French Polynesia
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands