A Guide to Tourist / Visitor Visas for Fiji
With a reputation of being a welcoming country, it’s no surprise that entry into Fiji is especially easy. Nationals from more than 100 countries can visit Fiji for up to four months without going through the process of getting a visa. If you are arriving in Fiji as a visitor, i.e. for a holiday, travelling, visiting friends or family, etc, then all you will need is a passport that is valid for at least six months after the date that you intend to leave Fiji, as well as an onward travel ticket. Things get a little more complicated for those nationals whose country is not on the visa-exempt list. Nevertheless, we’ll go through all the visitor visa scenarios for people travelling to Fiji on a holiday or vacation in this guide to the visa to visit Fiji.
While passing through Customs with your passport will be a breeze when arriving in Fiji, the most preparation you will need is for passing through Biosecurity. For more information on that, see our Arrival Advice: Customs and Biosecurity in Fiji, as well as Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Fiji.
Fiji Visas: COVID Update
Before you continue reading our visitor visa guide to Fiji, be sure to check if you can currently travel to Fiji. For the latest travel restrictions for Fiji, the best source is the Fiji tourism board’s website, fiji.travel/covid-19.
Do I Need a Passport to Visit Fiji?
Yes, you do need a passport for visiting Fiji. You will be required to show your passport both before boarding your flight to Fiji and on arrival in Fiji.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the date you intend to leave Fiji (the date that you state on your Passenger Arrival Card). Plus, you need a return or onward travel ticket out of Fiji.
Do I Need a Visa for Fiji?
Visitor visas are automatically granted upon arrival in Fiji if you are from one of the visa-exempt countries. If you are from one of the 100+ countries that we list below, you do not need to have a visa to visit Fiji.
Fiji Visa-Free Countries: Countries That Don’t Need a Visa to Visit Fiji
Africa: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Asia: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong (SAR), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and The Philippines.
Caribbean, Latin & North America: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Commonwealth Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, US, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Germany, Finland, France, Holy Sea (Vatican), Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.
Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands (New Zealand passport holder), Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
ME/Indian Ocean: Cyprus, Israel, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Seychelles, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.
UK: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
Fiji Tourist Visa Requirements and Conditions
If you are visiting Fiji from a visa-exempt country, the requirements of your visit are:
- You are visiting Fiji as a visitor, i.e. for a holiday, travelling, visiting friends or family, etc.
- Your passport is valid for at least six months after the date that you intend to leave Fiji
- You have an onward travel ticket.
Pre-Arranged Visitor Visas: How to Get a Visa for Fiji
If you are from a country that is not on the visa-exempt list (see above) then you will need to apply for a pre-arranged visa in order to visit Fiji as a visitor. This can be applied for at Fiji High Commission and Embassy offices or lodged at one of the Immigration offices based in Fiji via faxing or by post. You will find the postal addresses on the Fiji Immigration website.
When applying for a pre-arranged visa, you have two choices of visa:
- Single Entry Visa (SEV) – the visa is valid for three months and can be used for a single entry to Fiji. The application fee is FJ$91.
- Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) – the visa is valid for 12 months and allows the holder to enter Fiji multiple times as long as the duration of stay for each entry is not more than four months. The application fee is FJ$180.
What Do You Need to Lodge a Visa Application?
For the purpose of holidaying or visiting friends/family, you will need:
- Visitors visa application form (these can be downloaded from the Fiji Immigration website or obtained from an immigration office of the Fiji Embassy)
- Certified copy of your passport
- Two recent passport size photos
- Confirmation of pre-booked hotel (if staying at a hotel)
- Local sponsor letter (if staying with family/friends)
- A copy of your travel itinerary/ticket
- Proof of funds to sustain the duration of stay (e.g. a recent bank statement or proof of credit card funds)
- Copy of sponsor valid I.D/passport/permit
- Proof of approved visa and onward ticket (if travelling to another country needing a visa)
- Consent letter from a spouse (if travelling alone)
- Consent letter from parents and travelling alone (if 18 years and under)
- Leave letter is approved.
Once the Fiji Department of Immigration receives your visa application it takes about three working days to process the application. The application process will take longer if the application is incomplete or if further evidence is required.
If your visa is approved, you will get an approval letter, or the visa will be endorsed on the passport in cases where the passport has been submitted to Fiji Immigration.
How Long Can I Stay in Fiji?
Visitors to Fiji can stay in the country for a maximum of four months. Your time of stay in Fiji starts from the date that you arrive in Fiji. For more information, see How Long Can You Stay in Fiji as a Visitor?
It is possible to extend your stay as a visitor for a further two months, making it six months in total, by applying for an extension. Applications must be made with the Fiji Department of Immigration. Applications can be made through the Immigration offices are located in Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Savusavu, Levuka, Labasa and Rotuma or through the Fiji Immigration Department office located in Suva, Nadi, Lautoka, Savusavu, Levuka, Labasa and Rotuma or through the nearest Fiji High Commission and Embassy offices stationed abroad.
Other Fiji Visas: How to Stay Longer in Fiji
If you wish to stay longer in Fiji, you will need to seek the advice of the Fiji Department of Immigration and apply for one of the permits to stay longer depending on your intentions in Fiji.
For more information, see What Visas Are Available to Travel to Fiji?
More About Visas for Fiji
That’s it for our complete guide to getting a visitor visa or tourist visa for Fiji. Here’s some more advice about the arrival formalities in Fiji:
Finally, be sure to bookmark The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji for all the advice you could need for visiting Fiji.