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What Visas are Available to Travel to Fiji?

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What Visas Can You Get in Fiji?

In short, most travellers to Fiji do not require a visa to visit the country for less than four months. However, people from certain countries or coming to Fiji in order to study or work will need to obtain an appropriate visa. In this guide, we’ll give you a quick overview of what visas are available to travel to Fiji.

For more information about entry in Fiji, see Arrival at Nadi International Airport: Step-by-Step.

How Long Can You Stay in Fiji?

Those visiting Fiji on a Visitor Visa can stay in Fiji for up to four months within a 12-month period. This time period starts from the date that you arrive in Fiji.

For visitors, it is possible to extend your stay as a visitor for a further two months by applying for a Visitor Permit Extension. See How Long Can You Stay in Fiji on a Visitor Visa? for more information on the Visitor Permit Extension. Otherwise, those in Fiji for work or study can stay longer – see more on those visas below.

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Visas to Visit/Transit in Fiji

For most of us, a visa is not required for entering or transiting in Fiji. Entry to Fiji will be granted providing you meet certain conditions as stated below.

Visitor Visa

Nationals from more than 100 countries will be automatically granted a Visitor Visa when arriving in Fiji. Conditions of this visa include:

  • You are entering 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.

See the complete list of countries where nationals do not need a visa to enter Fiji in Do You Need a Visa to Visit Fiji?

Pre-Arranged Visitor Visa

Those who are not from one of the 100+ countries on the Fiji visa-exempt scheme must apply for a Pre-Arranged Visitor Visa. Applications must be sent to a Fiji High Commission and Embassy office or lodged at one of the Immigration offices based in Fiji via fax or post. Check out a full list of requirements and how to apply in Do You Need a Visa to Visit Fiji?

Transit Visa

Those from the 100+ visa-exempt countries do not need a visa to transit in Fiji, as long as they meet the following conditions:

  • You have an onward travel ticket within the next 72 hours
  • You have proof of an approved visa for your next destination if required.

Those not from one of the visa-exempt countries will need to apply for a Transit Visa before arriving in Fiji, along with proof to meet the conditions stated above. Find out more on the Fiji Department of Immigration website. Plus, learn more about transiting at Nadi International Airport in The Complete Guide to Nadi Airport.

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Visas to Study in Fiji

For those entering Fiji to study at a Fiji institution, work as an intern while enrolled as a student, or conduct research, you will need an approved Permit to Study/Research from the Department of Immigration in Fiji.

Student Visa

To apply for the Permit to Study/Research, you need to have the following evidence:

  • An acceptance letter from a Fiji institution or, for research, have a copy of your CV, support letters from Fiji institutions, sponsor’s funds and approval evidence, and the approval letter of places where research will be conducted
  • A police report if attending a tertiary institution
  • A medical report if staying in Fiji for more than six months.

For more information on the Permit to Study/Research, see the Fiji Department of Immigration website.

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Visas to Work in Fiji

Non-citizens of Fiji can work in Fiji with an approved Permit to Work from the Department of Immigration in Fiji. Those who will require a Work Visa include those doing skilled contract work, working on a short-term basis, investing, working or studying while on a Visitor Visa, working as a member of Her Majesty’s Forces, working as diplomatic or consular personnel or as their official staff, or working as a civil servant in Fiji.

Work Visa

To apply for the Permit to Work, you will need to have the following evidence:

  • A signed contract of employment, copy of Foreign Investment Certificate (FIC) if investing, and a training plan programme
  • Evidence of knowledge of the English language
  • A police report
  • A medical report if staying in Fiji for more than six months.

For more information on the Permit to Work, see the Fiji Department of Immigration website.

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