Fijian passport

Fiji Biometric passport Certificate of identity
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Fijian passport
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Fijian passport front cover
TypePassport
Issued by Fiji
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityFijian citizenship
Expiration10 years
CostFJD 200.00[1]

Fijian passports are issued to citizens of Fiji by the Passport Division of the Department of Immigration, under the ambits of the Fiji Islands Passports Act 2002.[2]

Types of passports

Fiji issues four types of passport:[3]

All passport applications lodged within Fiji or its diplomatic missions are referred to the Passport Division in Suva for assessment and issue. Certificates of identity may be issued by Fijian diplomatic missions for emergency travel only.

Biometric passport

Fiji began issuing biometric passports (called ePassports) from 19 September 2019.[5] The ePassport system was set up for Fiji's Department of Immigration by German company Muhlbauer ID Services.[6] The new technology saw the passport fee more than double from FJD $76 to $200.[1]

Fiji is the third country in the Pacific region to introduce biometric passports, after Tonga and the Solomon Islands.[7]

Visa requirements

Visa requirements for Fijian citizens
  Fiji
  Visa free
  eVisa
  Visa issued upon arrival
  Visa required

As of 1 January 2017, Fijian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 79 countries and territories, ranking the Fijian passport 61st in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Fiji govt rolls out new e-passports". RNZ. 23 September 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  2. ^ Fiji Islands Passports Act 2002
  3. ^ Fiji Passport, Department of Immigration.
  4. ^ Passports (Amendment) 2016
  5. ^ "Enrolment Of ePassports Starts Today, Immigration Department Outline New Fees". Fiji Sun. 19 September 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Fiji looks forward to 1st 5,000 e-passports". Xinhua. 2 September 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Fiji to launch new e-passports to enhance security, convenience". Xinhua. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017.