Consular Services

Assistance to Fiji Nationals Fiji Consular Services

The national emergency number within Australia for police, ambulance or fire brigade is 000.

Fiji nationals including students visiting Australia should call the Fiji Consulate-General in Sydney or the Fiji High Commission in Canberra in the event of an emergency that requires consular assistance.

All students visiting Australia to continue their studies are encouraged to register at the Fiji Consulate-General in Sydney by sending an email with their name and contact details to the following address, orisi@investinfiji.today

Contact Numbers

Fiji Consulate General’s office in Sydney: (02) 9900 0700

Fiji High Commission, Canberra: (02) 6260 5115

After Hours Emergency Support: Zarak@investinfiji.today

 

Please note that the Fiji Consulate-General Sydney and the Fiji High Commission Canberra cannot:

 

  • Resolve Australian immigration issues such as illegal entry or expired visas,
  • Intervene in court cases, or bail a Fiji National out of prison, pay for legal advice or services; initiate investigation of a crime or start court proceedings for you
  • Organize get you better treatment for you in hospital or prison than is generally given to Australians
  • Pay your hotel, legal, medical or any other bills
  • Pay your travel costs,
  • Pay for the repatriation of human remains/body
  • Do work normally done by travel agents, airlines, banks or motoring organisations
  • Get you somewhere to live, a job or work permit.

The Consulate General and High Commission can only provide policy advice in relation to matters listed above where applicable. We will also be able to provide you with information on how to access certain services and contact family and friends on your behalf.

Certificate of Identity (CI)

Certificate of Identity (CI) can only be issued to Fiji Citizens whose passports have expired or are lost and urgently need to travel to Fiji

  • Certificates of Identity are valid for a year from the date of issue and are not renewabl
  • A Certificate of Identity is issued only once
  • A CI is only valid for one way travel to Fiji
  • A CI cannot be issued for travel from Fiji to Australia or another country

 

APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY

Completion of a passport application form as explained above.

 

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS

  • An accompanying letter to state the reasons for emergency travel
  • Expired or damaged passport
  • If passport is lost/stolen; a police advice slip or report as evidence that the loss/theft has been reported to the local police
  • Documentary evidence of circumstances requiring the need for an emergency travel document e.g. Doctors certificate in cases of emergency travel to visit sick relative in Fiji
  • A copy of any Australian Government-issued, photo ID (drivers licence, proof of age card, university student card etc) which has been certified by an Australian Justice of Peace

Click here for checklists and forms.

Citizenship Information

Fiji citizenship can be acquired by:

  • Birth
  • Registration
  • Naturalisation

Citizenship by registration covers six categories of individuals. Citizenship forms can be found in the here in the Application Forms section of this website.

The first category covers children born outside Fiji islands on or after 10th April 2009 if at the date of the child’s birth either of the Child’s parents was a citizen – section 8(1) of the Citizenship of Fiji Decree 2009.

The local term is Registration of Minor. The Fiji Consulate General’s office in Sydney handles all applications within Australia for this category and all Dual Citizenship applications.

The Fiji Department of Immigration website will detail all other categories.

The process is in 2 parts, the first being the registration of the minor as a Fiji citizen then the issuance of the minor’s passport This can be submitted simultaneously.

 

Documentation

  • Completed citizenship application form
  • Certificate A (attached to citizenship application form)
  • Completed passport application form with JP signature and stamp as witness
  • 5 Passport photos – 2 certified by same JP witnessing passport application form stating “I certify that this photograph is a true likeness of “applicant name”
  • Proof of parents’ citizenship – e.g., Fiji passport
  • Original copies or certified copies of parents’ documentation confirming child’s parentage. The checklist will also list all necessary documentation required to be submitted with applications.

 

Fee

A fee of *AUD$391.00 includes the processing, registration of the minor and the issuance of a new Fiji passport.

The fee is to be in the form of a bank cheque or money order payable to the “Fiji Consulate General”. Please note all fees are non-refundable and are *subject to change.

 

Processing Time

The minimum processing turnaround time is 3 months.

Delays in processing may occur when the applications submitted are incomplete or require further clarification, additional documentation of verification of documents. Please note we will not be held responsible for any delays by the Department of Immigration in Fiji or any issues with postal and courier services.

 

Important Reminder:
It’s imperative that 2 copies of all documentation including the application form are submitted together with a copy of your checklist.

Failure to comply with all requirements may result in the refusal or return of your application.

By Naturalisation

A foreign national can apply for Fiji citizenship if he or she has been lawfully present in Fiji for a total of five (5) of the ten (10) years immediately before the application is made. With the introduction of the multiple citizenship policy applicants do NOT need to renounce their other citizenship – Section 11 (2) of the Citizenship of Fiji Decree 2009.

Please refer to Fiji Department of Immigration website for more information.

 

Dual Citizenship

The Fiji Government recognises the existence of dual nationality and permits ex-Fiji citizens under Part 5, clause 14 of the Citizenship of Fiji Decree 2009 to re=apply for Fiji citizenship. The Dual Citizenship checklist can be found under the “Resources” tab on this website.

 

Criteria

Former Fiji citizens who have become naturalised citizens of another country can apply for Fiji citizenship.

The two main purposes for proposing Dual Citizenship are:

  • To entice Fiji Diaspora to return and invest in Fiji; and/or
  • To return and retire gracefully at home

Dual Citizenship applications are handled at the Consulate General’s office in Sydney. Standard checks are conducted in Sydney before the applications are forwarded to Fiji for processing.

 

Documentation

  • Completed citizenship application form
  • Certificate B (attached to citizenship application form) *Referees need to be Fiji citizens only.
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Completed passport application form with JP signature and stamp as witness (Q.18 or Q.22 of passport application form)
  • 5 Passport photos – certified by same JP witnessing passport application form stating “I certify that this photograph is a true likeness of “applicant name”.
  • Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance – stamped and signed by a JP
  • Police Clearance – including fingerprint check
  • Proof of former citizenship – e.g., Fiji passport if not surrendered to Australian Immigration
  • Original copies of any documentation confirming change of name due to marriage, deed poll etc

 

Fee(s)

A fee of *AUD$2,233.00 includes the processing, registration of citizenship and the issuance of the citizenship certificate upon approval, the Oath of Affirmation and the issuance of a new Fiji passport.

The fee is to be in the form of a bank cheque or Australian money order payable to “Fiji Consulate General”

Please note all fees are non-refundable and are *subject to change. Always refer to the Fee Schedule for current fees.

 

Turnaround Time

The minimum processing turnaround time is 3 months.

Delays in processing may occur when the applications submitted are incomplete or require further clarification. Please note we will not be held responsible for any delays by the Department of Immigration in Fiji or any issues with postal ad courier services.

 

Important Reminder:

It is imperative that 2 copies of all documentation including the application form are submitted together with a copy of your checklist.

Failure to comply with all requirements may result in the refusal or return of your application.

 

Click here to contact the Fiji Consulate General & Trade Commission for more information. 

Assistance to Fiji Nationals Fiji Consular Services

The national emergency number within Australia for police, ambulance or fire brigade is 000.

Fiji nationals visiting Australia should call the Fiji Consulate-General in Sydney or the Fiji High Commission in Canberra in the event of an emergency that requires consular assistance.

 

Contact Numbers

Fiji Consulate General’s office in Sydney: (02) 9900 0700

Fiji High Commission, Canberra: (02) 6260 5115

 

Please note that the Fiji Consulate-General Sydney and the Fiji High Commission Canberra cannot:

 

  • Resolve Australian immigration issues such as illegal entry or expired visas,
  • Intervene in court cases, or bail a Fiji National out of prison, pay for legal advice or services; initiate investigation of a crime or start court proceedings for you
  • Organise get you better treatment for you in hospital or prison than is generally given to Australians
  • Pay your hotel, legal, medical or any other bills
  • Pay your travel costs,
  • Pay for the repatriation of human remains/body
  • Do work normally done by travel agents, airlines, banks or motoring organisations
  • Get you somewhere to live, a job or work permit.

The Consulate General and High Commission can only provide policy advice in relation to matters listed above where applicable. We will also be able to provide you with information on how to access certain services and contact family and friends on your behalf.

Certificate of Identity (CI)

Certificate of Identity (CI) can only be issued to Fiji Citizens whose passports have expired or are lost and urgently need to travel to Fiji

  • Certificates of Identity are valid for a year from the date of issue and are not renewabl
  • A Certificate of Identity is issued only once
  • A CI is only valid for one way travel to Fiji
  • A CI cannot be issued for travel from Fiji to Australia or another country

 

APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY

Completion of a passport application form as explained above.

 

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS

  • An accompanying letter to state the reasons for emergency travel
  • Expired or damaged passport
  • If passport is lost/stolen; a police advice slip or report as evidence that the loss/theft has been reported to the local police
  • Documentary evidence of circumstances requiring the need for an emergency travel document e.g. Doctors certificate in cases of emergency travel to visit sick relative in Fiji
  • A copy of any Australian Government-issued, photo ID (drivers licence, proof of age card, university student card etc) which has been certified by an Australian Justice of Peace

 

List of Visa-Exempted Countries

Citizens from the following countries do not need a visa to visit Fiji.

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Cook Islands [NZ passport holder]
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Commonwealth Dominica
  • Estonia
  • The federal Republic of Germany
  • The federated States of Micronesia
  • Finland
  • France
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Holy See (Vatican)
  • Hong Kong [SAR]
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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