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All About the Fiji Visa
Planning to visit the white sand beaches of Fiji? With 333 islands to explore, your tropical getaway is guaranteed to be a real adventure! Follow the trails through lush rainforests and enjoy delicious cuisine inspired by the local Indo-Fijian community. From the capital and chief port Suva to the Mamanuca Islands, there are so many beautiful places to explore.
Before you book flights to Nadi or Nausori International Airport, you will need to inform yourself of the latest travel requirements. The government does not currently offer an eVisa for Fiji although of course, if this changes, we’ll be the first to let you know.
This destination is very popular with tourists from Australia and New Zealand because of its proximity. And American tourists also enjoy honeymoon-ing or family holidays in Fiji. These nationalities all fall under the visa-exempt category. However, citizens of many other countries do require travel authorisation to visit this island paradise. We will explain to you how to do this below.
Keep reading to find all the information you need to help you plan your holiday! This country is sure to charm you with its local customs.
Fiji Visa Application Process
Unless you’re from one of the visa-exempt countries, you’ll need to obtain travel authorisation from a Fijian diplomatic mission abroad.
You can find out if you need a visa using our eligibility tool or consult our list below:
Travellers requiring authorisation will need to gather the required documents (see a full list of these in the form and documents section) and submit them at the Fijan embassy or consulate closest to you.
The type of visa you will apply for depends on the nature of your visit and how long you are looking to stay on the island.
There are 2 types of visa, one for a single visit or one for multiple. Single-visit visas are for 1 visit within 3 months. Multiple visit visas are good for multiple visits over a period of 12 months. The paperwork required depends on the visit type and must be done prior to travel.
Fiji Visa Requirements and Eligibility
If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you do not require a visa to visit Fiji:
All European Union countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Alternatively, these countries do require prior travel authorisation from the corresponding embassy:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
North Korea (DPRK)
Sao Tome and Principe
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Even if you do not require a visa, all visitors to Fiji will be required to present the following documents on entry to the country:
- A passport valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled departure date from Fiji
- Proof that you have sufficient funds for your stay
- An onward or return ticket
Fiji Visa Form and Documents
To apply for your travel authorisation at the consulate, you will need to fill in and submit a completed Fiji visa application form. Make sure to fill in the form as carefully as possible to decrease the chances that your application will be rejected.
The form typically includes fields such as:
- Personal details: Full name, date of birth, gender, nationality, country of birth, occupation.
- Passport info: Passport number, date of issue, expiry date.
- Travel info: Intended arrival date, purpose of visit, flight information. You may also need to provide the telephone number of your holiday accommodation and the address you’ll stay at while on holiday.
- Contact details: Home address, email, phone number.
You will also need to submit the following supporting documents:
- 2 recent passport-sized photos, printed in colour.
- A copy of the biodata section of your passport.
- A copy of your travel itinerary, for example, your flight bookings.
- A hotel booking confirmation, if you will be staying in this type of accommodation.
- If you are going to stay with family or friends, you will also need to submit a sponsoring letter from them and a copy of their ID/passport/residence permit.
- Proof that you have the financial means to cover your costs during your stay e.g., bank statements.
- Proof of approved visa and onward ticket, if you will be travelling to another country after Fiji, which you require a visa for.
If you are applying for travel authorisation on behalf of a child under 18, additional documents will be required:
- A consent letter from the parents.
- Permission form for days off school.
If you are planning to work, study, invest or live in Fiji, there are different permits available to apply for. Typically the permit will be valid for 3 years although it can be less depending on the nature of your stay. There is more information about this below.
Fiji Visa Status Check
To check the status of your visa, you will need to consult the embassy where you applied.
In the unlikely event that your application is rejected, you will be notified about the reasons your application has been refused.
How Much Is a visa for Fiji?
The cost depends on what type of travel authorisation you apply for.
If you are applying for a Single Entry pass, you will need to pay 91 USD.
Whereas, if you are applying for a Multiple Entry one, you will need to pay 180 USD.
How Do I Apply for a Fiji Work Visa?
Applications must be made prior to entering Fiji and a permit can be granted for up 3 years after which time it must be renewed.
The long term work permit application must be made jointly by the employer and the proposed employee. Applications are made to the Director of Immigration in Suva. The company wishing to hire you will kick off the process by applying to the Director of Fiji’s Immigration Department for a long term work visa approval.
The application form can be obtained at the Immigration Office in Suva, Nadir and La Toya.
More Fiji Visa Questions and Information
Still have some questions about travel authorisation for this destination? No problem, our FAQ section is here to help you out. Just click on the little arrow next to each question to display the answer.