Fiji Visa Guide

About Fiji

Fiji, located in the heart of the south pacific, blessed with 333 tropical islands. Fiji is known for its culture and they uniquely welcome tourists. The two major island attractions for tourists are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Fiji consists of luxurious private islands, all-inclusive resorts, top spas, culinary destinations and outdoor adventures. The white sand beaches and pristine, crystal-clear ocean waters at Fiji offers an ideal vacation destination for Families, honeymooners, divers or those who are simply looking to getaway and relax from it all.

Why Fiji visa is needed?

For visiting Fiji country the Indian citizens must need a valid visa. However, the type of visa that you will need to apply for depends on the reasons and nature of your visit.

Fiji Visa Eligibility

For Visiting Fiji, Indians do not require Visa but instead they need to have a relevant permit depending on their nature of travel. [NOTE: Visa is not applied only if the person is visiting for 12 days]. The categories for permits in Fiji:

Visit Fiji

  • Visitor’s permit
  • Special purpose permits on Medical grounds
  • Special purpose permit for Yacht owners and crew

Study in Fiji

  • Student permit
  • Internship/Training Attachment Permit
  • Research permit
  • Residence permit on Assured Income

Work In Fiji

  • Work permit for non-citizen skilled contracted workers(Time-post)
  • Exemption status for non-citizen civil servants
  • Investor permit for non-citizen investors
  • Seven years investor permit
  • Exemption status for members of her majesty’s forces
  • Exemption status for diplomatic or consular personnel
  • Exemption status for official staff of Diplomatic/consular personnel
  • Residence permit on Assured income

Live in Fiji

  • Special purpose permit to reside with a family member
  • Co-extensive permit
  • Exemption status for a child of a Fiji citizen
  • Exemption status for spouse of a Fiji citizen
  • Exemption status for families of exempted persons
  • Exemptions status of former Fiji citizens
  • Residence permit on Assured income

Fiji Visa Application process

As mentioned above, due to the diplomatic ties between Fiji and India, and due to the immigration policies of Fiji, Indian citizens do not need to apply for a visa if the duration of the travel is 12 days. In such cases, however, the visitor will need to apply for a permit. The permit is not a substitute of visa but similar to a visa it has different types that need to be applied for depending on the nature and duration of the visit. Furthermore, similar to visas, permits too have rules and regulation that need to be adhered. Relevant information on Fiji permit is given below.

How to apply for permit?

  • For applying permit to Fiji a person have to visit the Fiji immigration site http://fijihc-india.in/visa/ .
  • Now a person have to fill the application given on the site whether a person wants to visit, work or study purpose.
  • All the documents have to be submitted with attachments with the given address mentioned in the application itself.
  • All the details in the applications have to be completed with the attached passport size photographs.
  • Also a person must have to submit the visa fee with application.
  • Verification of all documents are required.

Where to apply Fiji permit?

A person can apply for permit to Fiji either offline or online. Visit the website: http://fijihc-india.in/visa/ for applications.

  • For visitor’s permit

    The permanent secretary may grant a visitor permit to a non-citizen if the permanent secretary is satisfied that the non-citizen seeks to visit the Fiji Islands as a

    • As tourist
    • For sporting or other recreational activities
    • For the purpose of visiting a friend or relative who are citizens of the Fiji
    • To attend a conference or meeting
    • For the purpose of transiting the Fiji islands; or is a crew member of a carrier.
  • For student’s permit
    • Under section 9(2) (d) of the Immigration Act, 2003 a permit is granted to the authorised  person to study at local primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational institutions or universities .
  • For work permit
    • Under section 9(2)(c) of the Immigration Act, 2003 ; a permit is granted to a non-citizen who has employed by a locally established business, organisation or institution .
  • The address for Fiji permit in India is:

    Address:

    Fijian High Commission in New Delhi,

    C–1/10 Ground Floor

    Vasant Vihar

    P.O. Box 8809

    New Delhi 110057

    India

    Email: http://fijihc-india.in/visa/

    Fiji Visa Document Requirements

    Since Indian citizens do not require a visa to visit Fiji apart from special cases, there are no requirements for the visa. However, each type of permit has certain documentation requirements that need to be fulfilled to ensure no immigration hassle in Fiji.

    For new visitors permit

    • A person must hold a visa/permit to any country that he or she may transit.
    • A person must hold a return ticket to the country of domicile
    • A person must hold a passport with validity not less than 6 months from date of departure

    Extension of visitors permit

    If a person is residing at local hotel than:

    • Application form
    • Proof of payment/booking from the hotel
    • Bank statement
    • Certified copy of passport
    • Certified copy of current arrival stamp
    • Request letter

    If a person is residing with family or friends:

    • Application form
    • Certified copy of passport(bio data page)
    • Certified copy of current arrival stamp
    • Confirm return ticket
    • Local sponsor letter
    • Copy of sponsor valid ID/passport/permit
    • Bank statement

    For student permit

    • Application form
    • Certified copy of passport (bio data page)
    • Certified copy of current arrival stamp
    • Acceptance letter form the institution in where the applicant intends to study
    • Copy of sponsor valid ID/passport/permit
    • Bank statement that proves that the applicant can cover the cost of education and sustenance for the duration of the course.

    In addition to the ones mentioned above, other type of documentation may also be asked for by the immigration department of Fiji depending on the nature of the case. For example, for research applicants at an institution, they may need more than just letter of acceptance.

    Fiji Tourist Visa

    Unlike majority of the countries in the world, Indian citizens do not require a visa to visit the nation of Fiji. However, the visitors will need to apply for permits. In case of tourist or visit visa, there is no need to apply for either as the diplomatic relations between the two nations combined with the immigration policies of Fiji; Indian citizens are free to enter the nation of Fiji.

    Duration of Fiji Tourist Visa

    A maximum of 12 days is allowed as the duration of stay for India citizens without a visa or permit. Just to clarify a visa or permit is generally required only if the visitor intends to stay for more than 12 days and if the nature and purpose of the visit is more than tourism, for example, attending a sporting event or education.

    Eligibility Criteria for Fiji Tourist Visa

    The eligibility criterion for Fiji tourist visa or permit, if required is the same as the general eligibility criteria for visa or permit applications mentioned above.

    Application process for Fiji Tourist Visa

    The application process for Fiji tourist visa permit, if required is the same as the general application process for visa or permit applications mentioned above.

    Documents required for Fiji Tourist Visa

    The documents required for Fiji tourist visa permit, if required is the same as the general documents required for visa or permit applications mentioned above.

    Fiji Visa Fees

    No fee is required if you intend to visit as a tourist and if your duration of stay does not exceed 12 days as Indian citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. However, a convenience fee may be charged at the Fiji airport once you land and during your immigration process at the airport.

    If you intend to visit the nation of Fiji for anything apart from tourism then you will need to ensure that you have the correct permit depending on the nature and purpose of your visit. However, the fee in such cases depends on various factors of each individual applicant.

     

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    Are Indians eligible for Visa on Arrival?

    Yes, Indians are eligible for Visa on Arrival. Furthermore, Indian citizens do not require a visa if the duration of the intended stay does not exceed 12 days.

    Can Indians work and study in Fiji without visa?

    No, if you intend to visit the nation of Fiji for anything apart from tourism then you will need to ensure that you have the correct permit depending on the nature and purpose of your visit. Yes, the applicants can apply online.

    Should I take travel insurance for my trip to Fiji?

    Yes, it is highly recommended that you take travel insurance. Travel insurance can be a huge cost saver when travelling regardless of your destination. Moreover, it will also save you a lot of trouble if you ever need assistance in a foreign land, especially if medical assistance is needed. With Bharti AXA you have the chance to select the plans and add-ons depending on the nature of your travel plans.