No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the same through flight or transferring to another flight at the same airport.
A person entering Fiji for the purpose of immigration must hold a passport or an acceptable form of travel document which must be valid for six (6) from the date of arrival into Fiji and an immigration visa, the latter being issued at Fiji Embassies and Consulates abroad. Temporary visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, round trip tickets or through tickets to a country beyond Fiji and the documents required to enter that country. Sufficient funds for maintenance while in Fiji are also required. A temporary visitors stay is limited to six (6) months.
Entrance visas are required from temporary visitors, with the exception of the nationals of the following countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Darusallam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, The Federal Republic of Germany, The Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Holy See (Vatican), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Luxemburg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nauru, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Slovak Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Seychelles, Seirra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Zambia and Zimbabwe; or
A national or citizen of a country not listed above who holds an outward ticket for travel from the Fiji Islands to a destination on a ship or an aircraft that is scheduled to depart the Fiji Islands within three (3) hours after the time of disembarkation.
Obligations of Persons Arriving in Fiji
Every person arriving in the Fiji Islands is required to report to an immigration officer and present a duly completed arrival card. Exceptions to the requirement to present an arrival card are made from time to time by way of regulations. Current exemptions are for members of the armed forces arriving on board military aircraft and their crew, except for military personnel who will stay in the Fiji Islands for seven (7) days or more.
Every person arriving in the Fiji Islands is required to produce an acceptable passport or certificate or an acceptable form of travel document. The following documents are also acceptable:
- Certificate or document of identity or seafarer’s travel document, provided the holder is entitled to readmission to the country, which issued the document; or
- Refugee travel document; or
- “Laissez-Passer” issued by the United Nations.
The only exception to this rule is for holders of military identity cards or crew of aircraft who are traveling to the Fiji Islands in the course of duty.
Obligations of Persons Transiting Through Fiji
Transit passengers are only those who remain on the aircraft or within the secure transit area of the port of arrival (or within police custody) throughout the whole of the time they are in Fiji. They should be continuing their journey to a third country on the same or a connecting aircraft on the same calendar day and are required to hold tickets with reserved seats and all documents required for their onward journey.
Departure – Obligations of Persons Leaving Fiji
Every person leaving in the Fiji Islands is required to report to an Immigration Officer and present a duly completed departure card. Exceptions to the rule are made from time to time by way of regulations.
Every person leaving the Fiji Islands is required to produce a passport or certificate of identity or an acceptable form of travel document as specified.
For returning residents, the appropriate re-entry authority are as follows:
- the original permit (in paper form) to work or reside in Fiji; or
- for exempt persons, the re-entry exemption is endorsed in the passport; or
- for students, the study permit is endorsed in the passport