Questions About Passports & Travel?
See our list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll resolve your concern and add your question to the list.
I intend to apply for dual citizenship in Fiji. How do I go about doing it?
Can I travel to Fiji for purposes other than a holiday?
Persons travelling to Fiji for purposes other than a holiday will only be given 14 days visa.
They will need to visit the Fiji Immigration Department within 14 days after their arrival in Fiji and apply for a relevant permit.
A permit must be obtained prior to the activity being undertaken (eg work in any form, internship, study, research, investment, residence, yachting/crewing).
Note: Persons other than those from visa-exempt countries must first apply for a visitor’s visa before travelling to Fiji and are required to then apply for the relevant permit within 14 days after arrival in Fiji.
I intend to apply for an emergency passport. What are the requirements and fees?
An emergency passport (Certificate of Identity) has a fee of $187.
Along with the fee, an applicant will need a letter stating the reasons for emergency travel, an expired or damaged passport, documentary evidence for the reason to travel (e.g. doctor’s certificate for sick relative), and a copy of any Australian Government-issued photo ID that has been certified by an Australian Justice of Peace.
If passport is lost or stolen, a police advice slip or report that proves that the loss of passport has been reported.
You can click here to see the checklist of required documents for the Certificate of Identity.
I do not have the six months validity on my passport between my intended date of travel and the expiry of my passport, and I intend to travel to Fiji soon. Can I still travel to Fiji?
If you are travelling on a Fijian passport to Fiji, this requirement of having a six months validity on your passport does not apply for you.
Please be advised that non-Fijian passport holders intending to travel to Fiji are required to have their passports valid for 6 months from their intended date of arrival into Fiji. If the validity of your passport is less than 6 months you will not be permitted to travel to Fiji.
In exceptional and extenuating circumstances, persons who can demonstrate that it is not possible to have their passports renewed prior to their intended date of travel may submit an application for a 6-months passport validity waiver to enter Fiji. The application and fees should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to departure. Please note that waiver approvals are not guaranteed and are granted on a case-by-case basis, in exceptional circumstances only. The Waiver fee is non-refundable. The relevant documents can be posted or lodged personally in our office.
How long does it take to receive my passport sent for renewal?
There is a processing time of up to 5 working days for a passport application.
However, Fiji passport applications submitted from the Fiji High Commission may take approximately 21 days due to the time of delivery to and from the passport office.
I’ve lost my passport, I am travelling in one month, can you help me get a new one? What is the process? How much does it cost?
If you are in New South Wales, you should contact the Fiji Consulate General & Trade Commission in Sydney to help you get a new passport.
All documents included in this Lost or Stolen Passport Checklist can be submitted online and then sent to our office in Canberra, and this can be done in person or posted in.