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     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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About Us

Calendar of Events

MSG Summit 23-31st March
23rd /24th March – Trade & Economic Officials Meeting
25-28 March – Senior Officials Meeting
29th March – Foreign Ministers Meeting
31st – Leaders Summit

Travel information for Foreigners Visiting Fiji

All visitors to Fiji who are nationals of countries enacted and categorized as Non-Visa Exempted countries need pre-entry visa to enter the country. There are two different classification of pre-entry visas issued: Single Entry Visa and Multiple Entry Visa.

Requirements for issue of Pre-entry Visas

A completed visa application form
Two (2) passport size photos
Proof of funds
Sponsorship letter- local sponsor
Travel itinerary- confirm-booking is preferable.
Valid Passport- at least 6 months validity
Fee of F$93.00 for a single entry visa and F$185.00 for multiple entries.

Click here to check Entry Requirements for Foreigners and List of visa exempted countries

The above information is obtained from the Department of Immigration. Please surf their website at http://www.immigration.gov.fj/or write to them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for detailed information on visa requirements.

Consular Services

Fijians in distress overseas can seek consular assistance during and after regular office hours. However, please note that the nearest Fiji Mission at your destination may not necessarily be accredited to the country you are in. If there is no Fiji Mission nearby, you may wish to call the MFA&IC Duty Officer in Suva at (679) 3309641/3309637 during working hours.

Assistance for Fijians

What can our Consular Officer assist in?

  • Provide you with information, advice and consular assistance.
  • Issue you with an emergency travel document if you have lost your Fiji passport overseas.Note: It is an Immigration requirement that you report the loss of your passport to the local police and furnish our Mission with a copy of this report.
  • Contact your relatives or friends to request them to send you emergency funds for your repatriation or other necessary emergency expenses.
  • Notify your next-of-kin in the event you are injured abroad.
  • Notify your next-of-kin in the event of your arrest or detention.
  • Visit a Fiji citizen who has been arrested or imprisoned and monitor that due process under the judicial system of that country is accorded to him or her.
  • Help to obtain a list of officially registered local lawyers and translation services where this is available.
  • Assist in making the arrangements for the return to Fiji of the remains and personal belongings of a deceased Fijian overseas.
  • Help you during emergencies such as natural disasters or civil disorder in the foreign country.

What can our Consular Officer not assist in?

  • Pay your medical, hospital, legal, accommodation, travel or other bills.
  • Provide loans or cash your cheques.
  • Post bails or pay fines on your behalf.
  • Intervene in the judicial process of a foreign country or ignore local laws.
  • Intervene in or act as an intermediary in disputes which are of a civil nature.
  • Provide legal advice or initiate court proceedings on your behalf.
  • Act as your guarantor or sponsor.
  • Arrange for your accommodation or for your work.
  • Provide translation, mail-forwarding, telephone, fax/telex or other personal services.

Legalisation of Documents

Legalisation of Government Documents

All documents issued by Fiji Government Ministries & Departments (eg. Registry of Marriage Certificates, Birth Certificates and Educational Certificates from local government schools) in their original text will be directly legalised by MFA& IC. For legalisation of true copies, please present the photocopy together with the original document for verification.



Legalisation of Non-Government Documents

Non-government documents (foreign / private / company documents) must be first referred to a Notary Public (any law firm offering notarial services) for notarisation and certification before presenting documents at MFA & IC for legalisation.

Assistance for Fijians

What  our Consular Officer can  assist in?

  • Provide you with information, advice and consular assistance.
  • Issue you with an emergency travel document if you have lost your Fiji passport overseas.Note: It is an Immigration requirement that you report the loss of your passport to the local police and furnish our Mission with a copy of this report.
  • Contact your relatives or friends to request them to send you emergency funds for your repatriation or other necessary emergency expenses.
  • Notify your next-of-kin in the event you are injured abroad.
  • Notify your next-of-kin in the event of your arrest or detention.
  • Visit a Fiji citizen who has been arrested or imprisoned and monitor that due process under the judicial system of that country is accorded to him or her.
  • Help to obtain a list of officially registered local lawyers and translation services where this is available.
  • Assist in making the arrangements for the return to Fiji of the remains and personal belongings of a deceased Fijian overseas.
  • Help you during emergencies such as natural disasters or civil disorder in the foreign country.

What  our Consular Officer can not assist in?

  • Pay your medical, hospital, legal, accommodation, travel or other bills.
  • Provide loans or cash your cheques.
  • Post bails or pay fines on your behalf.
  • Intervene in the judicial process of a foreign country or ignore local laws.
  • Intervene in or act as an intermediary in disputes which are of a civil nature.
  • Provide legal advice or initiate court proceedings on your behalf.
  • Act as your guarantor or sponsor.
  • Arrange for your accommodation or for your work.
  • Provide translation, mail-forwarding, telephone, fax/telex or other personal services.

Authentication of Public Documents: Apostille or Certificate of Authentication

 What is an Apostille?

An Apostille is an authentication of a public document issued pursuant to the 1961 Hague Convention abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

 

The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention.

 

When a document is to be used in a foreign country, it may be necessary to have the document authenticated. An authentication certifies the signature and the capacity of the official who has executed the document.

 

The authentication may also authenticate the seal of the official.

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation authenticates public documents originating in the territory of the Republic of Fiji for use in foreign countries.
 
Only public documents issued by the Government of the Republic of Fiji which are signed by a notary public or other public official (i.e. Court Clerk, Registrar General, Immigration or other State official), will be authenticated.

The country of destination determines whether the authentication is in the form of an "Apostille" or a "Certificate of Authentication".

What type of certification must my document(s) contain before requesting an Apostille or a Certificate of Authentication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation?

Public Documents:

The Apostille Stamp applies only to public documents. The main examples of public documents for which Apostille are issued in practice include:

Registry Documents:

  • Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Certificate of Marriage, Certificate of Marital Status and Divorce (dissolution of marriage) certificates.
  • Extracts from commercial registers and other registers; patents; court rulings; notarial acts and notarial attestations of signatures.

Education Documents:

  • Educational documents submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation for an Apostille or Certificate of Authentication must first be certified by an official at the educational institution and Ministry of Education attesting that the document is an official record or a true copy of the original document. The official's signature then must be notarized by a notary public.

Immigration: (Fiji passports only)

  • Apostille Stamp / Certificate of Authentication is only embossed to the letter from Fiji Immigration Department after the verification / authentication of passport.

Other Documents:

 

  • All other documents (such as a power of attorney & Police Clearance Certificate) must first be notarized.

Documents which do not require Apostille Stamp / Certificates of Authentication:

  • The Apostille Convention neither applies to documents executed by diplomatic or consular agents nor to administrative documents dealing directly with commercial or customs operations (e.g. Certificates of Origin or import or export licenses).

How long will it take to process my request for an Apostille or Certificate of Authentication?

  • The processing of documents submitted by mail or submitted in person is usually completed within 4 business days of receipt in this office.
  • Please note that in an event of unavailability of authorizing signatories the processing of Apostille might take longer than 4 business days.

What is the Fee for an Apostille or Certificate of Authentication?

  • Presently there are no fees for Apostille Stamp / Certificate of Authentication.

 

Please Note: Apostilles/ Certificates of Authentication will not be issued without these certification.

 

For further information please contact Sefanaia Korovou on 3239649 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Honorary Consuls in Fiji

 

 Bangladesh 
 Belgium 

Mr Afzal Khan

Barristers & Solicitors
1st Floor, Suite 8 & 9
Queensland Insurance Centre
Victoria Parade
Suva

Tel: 3312 654
Fax: 3300 173

Mr Richard Naidu

Munro Leys & Co
Pacific House (3rd Floor)
P O Box 149
Butt Street
Suva

Tel: 3314 188
Fax: 3302 672

 Canada 
 Chile 

Mrs Janna BaiVyas

P O Box 10690
Nadi Airport
Nadi
P O Box 15565
Suva

Tel: 6721936

Mr Rahat Ali Asgar

Asgar & Co Ltd Optometrist
Suite 1 
Queensland Insurance Center
Victoria Parade
Suva

Tel: 3300433
Fax: 3300576

 Denmark 
 Finland 

Mrs Jenny Seeto

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Level 8
Civic Tower
Victoria Parade
GPO Box 200
Suva

Tel: 3315199
Fax: 3300947

Mr Neil Underhill
Honorary Consul for Finland

Neil Underhill & Associates
25 Wailada Rd
Lami

Tel: 3363 968
Fax: 3363 948

 Georgia 

Germany

Mr Himmat Lodhia
Honorary Consul for Georgia

House of Lords
19-23 Cumming Street
G.P.O Box 598

Suva

Fiji Islands

P: +679 - 3302466
M: +679 -9928888
F: +679 -3302434

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Mr David V Aidney

Williams & Goslings Ltd
P O Box 79
Suva

Tel: 3312 927
Fax: 3312 927

 Greece
 Israel

Ratu Cokanauto Tu'uakitau

P O Box 178
G.P.O
Suva

Tel: 3371 648 / 9925 608
Fax: 3314 973

Mr Viliame Cegumalua

46 Kaudamu Road
Delainavesi

       Tel: 3362 194
 Italy
 Netherlands

Mrs Taeko Ruggiero

Mediterranean Villa
Vuda Point Road
P O Box 5240
Suva

Tel: 6664 011 / 6662 896
Fax: 6661 773

Mr Peter Knight

Cromptons Solicitors
1st Floor, Suite 10
Victoria Parade
Suva

Tel: 3301499
Fax: 3301618

 Norway 
 Pakistan 

Mr Barrie N Sweetman

Munro Leys & Co
Pacific House, 3rd Floor
Butt Street
P O Box 149
Suva

Tel: 3314 188
Fax: 3302 672

Mr Mohammed Razak Akbar, MBE

Akbar Engineeering Ltd
13 Auckland Street
Vatuwaqa Sub-division
Suva

       Tel: 3385 233
       Fax: 33070437
 Philipines
 Spain 

Dr Virgilio De Asa

De Asa's Medical Clinic
62 Ratu Sukuna Rd
Nasese
GPO Box 12408

Suva

       Tel: 3314 450
       Fax: 3303655

Mr Stuart Hugget

Architects Pacific
108 Amy Street
Toorak
P O Box 1171
Suva

       Tel: 330 3855
       Fax: 330 2174
 Sri Lanka
 Switzerland

Mr Ajith Kodakoda

C.J Patel & Company Ltd
Queens Road, Lami
Suva

Tel: 3361 855
Fax: 3362 192

Mr Rolf Gfeller

Lot 20, Guava Place
Laucala Beach Estate
P O Box 10973
Suva

       Tel: 3390 666
       Fax: 3390 666