Fiji tourist visa guide

Kanan Isazade30 July 2021931 views8 min. read
Fiji tourist visa guide
travel to Fiji per year. Scuba diving, boat travel, and museum visits are some of the activities that you can enjoy. Year by year, more and more people want to travel to Fiji. Considering this, we decided to talk about the Fiji tourist visa. If you are looking for the answers to the questions below and more, then you are in the right place. • How to apply tourist visa to Fiji islands? • What are the Fiji tourist visa requirements? • How much does the Fiji tourist visa cost? • Do I need a tourist visa to Fiji islands? • How to get Fiji visa?

General information about Fiji

international flag of fiji Before starting to talk about more specific topics, let's get some general details about the country. The Republic of Fiji is an island country in Melanesia. Fiji consists of an archipelago of more than 330 islands, and 110 are permanently inhabited. The total area of the country is 18,300 square kilometers. Interestingly, the country's total population is almost 900000, and more than 86% of the population lives on two major islands. Those islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The largest metropolitan city and the capital of Fiji is Suva. Suva is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in Rewa Province. Fiji has three official languages Fijian, English, Fiji Hindi. Several ethnic groups have been living peacefully in Fiji for hundreds of years. The major one among those ethnic groups is indigenous Fijians. Other ethnic groups are Indo-Fijians, Rotumans, etc.

Fiji tourist visa policy

young woman smiling and giving tickets If you are not from one of the visa-free countries, then you must get a visa. Depending on the purpose of the visit and stay duration, you can apply for various visa types. What kinds of visas does the country have? In general, we can divide them into five categories: • Fiji Tourist Visa. It is for realizing tourism visits. • Fiji Business, Training, or Workshop Visa. It allows you to engage in business-related activities such as attending conferences, attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or doing other temporary services for a customer, local affiliate, or branch office. • Fiji Crew or Seaman Visa. It allows entering Fiji to embark as a crew member in a ship with international navigation permission. • Fiji Transit Visa. It is for people whose itinerary includes a stop-over in Fiji. • Fiji Permits. If the applicant wants to work, study, reside or invest in Fiji, he (she) can apply for various kinds of Fiji permits. The validation lasts for three years. Depending on your purpose for staying and undertaking activities in Fiji, it can be less than three years. Also, there are two types related to entry counts: single and multiple. Single entry is valid for three months. On the other hand, multiple entries are valid for 12 months. Each entry should not be more than four months.

Fiji tourist Visa

aerial view fiji capital As we said, all none visa-waiver country citizens should have a visa to realize their tourist visit. What to do in Fiji? There are plenty of enjoyable activities in Fiji that will make your vacation exciting. Some of the places which you should see during your trip are Port Denarau Marina, Fiji Museum, Taveuni, Mamanuca Islands, Coral Coast, etc. Also, you must try local food. Tasting new meals and drinks are always fun. Some of the must-try meals of Fiji are Lovo, Kokoda, Fijian curry, Rourou, and more. Do I need a tourist visa to Fiji islands? Today 108 countries have a visa-waiver agreement with Fiji. As the list is so long, we cannot mention all of them here. You can check the full list on our website. Click on the visa policy section on our website and find Fiji. Some of those countries are: • Antigua and Barbuda • Brunei Darussalam • Marshall Islands • New Zealand • Papua New Guinea • Saint Kitts and Nevis • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Solomon Islands • Trinidad and Tobago • United States of America • United Kingdom

How to get Fiji Visa?

red moldavian biometric passports How to apply tourist visa to Fiji islands? You must follow several steps to get your visa. All applicants must fully concentrate on the application process and application steps to avoid all possible problems. Steps of application are: • Setting an appointment • Collecting required documents • Paying the fee • Attending an interview • Waiting for processing time

Required documents for Fiji tourist visa

document All applicants must answer Fiji tourist visa requirements. Such as in other visa applications, you will need to provide some details and documents. It is one of the most crucial steps of the application process. So, be very careful and be sure that you collect all the demanded documents. Preparing a checklist will be beneficial. You will need the following documents to apply for Fiji tourist visa: • Fiji tourist visa application form. All applicants must dully complete it. Furthermore, everyone must date and sign the Fiji tourist visa application form. • Two Photos. Applicants must give recently taken, 3.5 x 4.5 sized, colored photos. The applicant's head must cover 70-80% of the photo. Also, try to avoid dressing in white-colored clothes to avoid matching with white background. • Passport and copy of the main page; the applicant's passport must be valid for at least 180 days beyond the return date and must have two free pages. • Copy of ID Card • Residence permit/visa copy: If the applicant's country of residency and citizenship are different. • Proof of accommodation; all applicants must show evidence that they have a place to stay in Fiji. It can be a hotel, hostel, daily rental apartment, etc. Regardless of where you plan to stay, you must provide all details (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking reference). • Visiting family and friends; if you plan to see your friend of the family member who lives in Fiji, you must provide an invitation letter and ID card, passport, permit of the sponsor. • Copy of travel itinerary/ticket • Evidence of financial means. There are several ways to prove it. Some of them are bank statements (for the last three months), credit cards, etc. • Married but traveling alone; Married applicants who travel alone should have a consent letter from their spouse. • Documents for children; If the applicant travels with his (her) children, he (she) should have: copy of the birth certificate, evidence of adoption, the paper that shows parents are divorced, death certificate of the parent, and consent letter from parents depending on the case. • Some additional documents can be required in the embassy

Fiji tourist visa cost

dollar The next step is paying the fee to apply for Fiji tourist visa. How much does it cost? As we mentioned above, there are single and multiple entry-type visas. Entry count also affects the price. If you want to apply for a single-entry visa, the charge will change between 40-60 USD. On the other hand, applicants who apply for multiple entry-type will pay 85-120 USD. Why does the price change? It changes related to your country of submission.

How long does processing time take?

giving paper The average processing time for the visa changes between 3-15 working days. Such as in the visa charge, the processing time may vary depending on the country. Waiting for 3-15 days may seem so long for some applicants. But mesmerizing nature, culture, and cuisine of Fiji make it worth waiting.

Where to apply for a tourist visa?

taking a visa stamp Above we gave all details and documents which you will need during the application process. But, where will you apply? You will realize your application in Fiji visa application centers, embassies, or consulates. You should find which of them is responsible for visa applications in your country of residence. If none of these is available in your country, you should apply to the nearest embassy or consulate in your area.

Reasons of rejections

visa denied It is not a secret that not all applicants finish their applications successfully. Making minor mistakes during the application process may cause disastrous problems. As a result, it may end with a visa rejection. Why do people get a rejection at the end of their application? Actually, there can be various reasons for that. One of the reasons is giving false documents or not providing one of the files. Do not try to cheat during the application process. As the Fiji visa application is a serious issue, they will check all of your details carefully. If you cannot provide some documents, inform the embassy about the problem and show some evidence. Another reason for unsuccess can be having a criminal background. It is surprising that countries worry about letting people with criminal backgrounds enter their country. I know that it seems unfair, but all governments must protect their citizens. Financial means also can be a problem during the application. All applicants must show evidence that they have enough money to cover all of their expenses. At the end of the topic, I would like to wish good luck to everyone. I hope that the information that you read here will be beneficial during the tourist visa application process.

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