Fiji Citizenship

The Fiji citizenship applications are handled by the Fiji Consulate General in Sydney 

Link: http://fijiconsulategeneral.org.au/fiji-citizenship/

Registration of a minor: 

Link: http://fijiconsulategeneral.org.au/fiji-citizenship/ 

Fiji citizenship can be acquired by:

Citizenship by registration covers six categories of individuals.

The first category covers children born outside the 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 immigration site will detail all other categories – www.immigration.gov.fj

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

  1.  Completed citizenship application form
  2.  Certificate A (attached to citizenship application form)
  3.  Completed passport application form with JP signature and stamp as witness
  4.  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”.
  5.  Proof of parents’ citizenship – e.g.,Fijipassport
  6.  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(s):

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 High Commission”.

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 or 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 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. 

You can go and download the forms you required here: ==> Downloadable Forms 

You can go to Schedule of Fees here: ==> Schedule of Fees


By Naturalization

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 www.immigration.gov.fj for more information.

Dual Citizenship

The Fiji Government recognizes 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.

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:

  1. To entice Fiji Diaspora to return and invest in Fiji; and/or
  2. 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:

  1. Completed citizenship application form
  2. Certificate B (attached to citizenship application form) *Referees need to be Fiji citizens only.
  3. Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  4. Completed passport application form with JP signature and stamp as witness (Q.18 or Q.22 of passport application form)
  5. 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”.
  6. Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance – stamped and signed by a JP
  7. Police Clearance – including fingerprint check
  8. Proof of former citizenship – e.g.,Fiji passport if not surrendered to Australian Immigration
  9. Original copies of any documentation confirming change of name due to marriage, deed poll etc

Fee(s):

A fee of *FJD$3,281.00 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 draft in Fijian dollars payable to the “Director of Immigration – Fiji”.

A separate fee of *AUD$100.00 usually in the form of a bank cheque or money order payable to "The Fiji High Commission” is charged for handling purposes.

Please note all fees are non-refundable and are *subject to change.  Always refer to the Schedule of Fees 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 and 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 Dual Citizenship checklist.

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

You can go and download the forms you required here: ==> Downloadable Forms 

You can go to Schedule of Fees here: ==> Schedule of Fees