Citizens of over 100 countries do not need a visa to enter Fiji for stays up to four months. This includes passport holders from Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Japan, the Philippines and China. 

To enter, passports must be valid for at least six months past the date of departure from Fiji and have one blank page. Currency over FJD$10,000 ($4,700) must be declared on entry and exit. Travelers must also have proof of an outbound ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Fiji.

As of 1 December 2021, travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and entering from a Travel Partner country will not need to quarantine upon arrival. Travel Partner countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cook Islands, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. This list changes regularly, so you’ll need to consult the Tourism Fiji website before arranging your travels. Travelers must also take a COVID-19 test before boarding their flight to Fiji and show proof of travel insurance with medical coverage against COVID-19. 

Passport holders from visa-exempt countries that are not Travel Partner countries may enter Fiji from a Travel Partner country so long as they have been in a Travel Partner country for at least ten days before arrival in Fiji. Otherwise, travelers from non-Travel Partner countries will need to quarantine for ten days upon arrival. 

Fijian Family Playing on The Beach
The good life awaits you when you arrive in Fiji © jhorrocks / Getty Images

Visitor visas and requirements 

There are two types of visitor entry visas to apply for, a Single Entry Visa or a Multiple Entry Visa. Both can be applied for at the Fijian Immigration Department offices in Fiji or any Fiji high commission or embassy abroad. When submitting your application, complete the accompanying application checklist prior to submission. Travelers who are not from a visa-exempt country can apply for a visa at any Fiji High Commission, Fiji Embassy or by post to the visa processing offices in Fiji. Visas take three working days to process upon receipt, but budget at least three weeks for follow-up questions, verification or mail delays.

A Single Entry Visa is valid for a single entry into Fiji for stays up to three months and costs FJD$91 ($42).

A Multiple Entry Visa is valid for up to 12 months. A visitor on this visa may enter multiple times, but each stay must be shorter than four months and costs FJD$180 ($85). 

Visas are reviewed on a case-by-case basis but most applicants seeking a visa for holiday purposes will need to provide a certified copy of their passport, two passport photos, hotel booking confirmation, a copy of their travel itinerary, proof of funds for the duration of their stay, proof of onward ticket, and potentially a letter of consent from a parent, spouse or employer. Full details for visa requirements are found on the Fiji Department of Immigration website

A couple of scuba divers walk out of the ocean in Fiji while smiling
The incredible diving in Fiji is more than worth the effort of getting a visa © Image Source / Stuart Westmorland / Getty Images
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Fiji visa extensions

Travelers can extend their stay in Fiji by applying for a visa extension in Fiji at the Department of Immigration offices found throughout Fiji. Most extensions are granted for an additional two months allowing for stays of up to six months total – though you may be able to stay longer depending on your circumstance. The visa extension costs FJD$91 ($42) and all travelers who apply for a Fiji visa extension must show proof of an onward ticket and proof of funds to support their full stay. 

Study and work visas in Fiji

Fiji also offers visas for study and employment in Fiji, though these are issued on a case-by-case basis and visas are typically lodged with assistance from the Fiji institution or employer. Students must show proof of an acceptance letter from a Fijian university or school, proof of funds for the duration of their stay, a medical report for courses that last longer than six months, and potentially a police clearance from the country of residence. 

Work visas are granted to non-Fijian citizens for workers who can show proof of a contract of employment, proof of proficiency in the English language, police clearance from the country of origin, and a medical report for contracts longer than six months.

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