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Fiji - Apply for Dual citizenship

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Procedure[edit]

For an applicant to obtain dual citizenship in Fiji.

Apply for Fiji Identity Card[edit]

  • Request the Form: If you are in Fiji, go to any local District Commissioner's Office and request the form and If you are abroad, request for the form at your nearest Fiji Embassy, High Commission or Consulate;
  • Complete the Form and attach photocopies of supporting documents; and
  • Collect your ID card after 6 - 8 weeks, and then proceed.
  • Apply for recognition of dual citizenship; and
  • Request for application form and complete it in duplicate by hand
  • Take Form 2 to either Notary Public or Commissioner of Oaths for signing;
  • Attach photocopies of supporting documents; and
  • Take foreign passport for endorsement.
  • Apply for Fiji passport
  • Request for application form and complete it;
  • Attach three recent passport pictures, and take it for signing, ensure that one is counter-signed by the person signing your application
  • Attach supporting documents
  • Submit application to any nearest Fiji Embassy, High Commission or Consulate if abroad
  • The after about ten (10) days Collect you passport.
  • Born abroad should in addition apply for a Certificate of Birth of a Citizen of Fiji Occurring **Born Abroad
  • Obtain and complete the form by hand;
  • Attach photocopies all necessary documents;
  • Go to the Civil Registration Office and submit application.
  • It will be delivered to the headquarters for approval.
  • When approved, an applicant then has to make payment and then collect certificate in 3 - 10 days



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Duly completed application for registration or application for naturalisation
  • Proof of payment of the prescribed fee
  • Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance
  • Evidence of the applicants present citizenship or nationality status must be attached to the *application form ( eg birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate, etc)
  • Birth Certificate of the parent/husband
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate of husband
  • Certificate of Registration of Citizenship
  • Medical Report
  • 2 Copies of a recent full face photograph of the applicant

For more details about specific requirements: http://www.immigration.gov.fj/images/regulations2009.pdf .



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Immigration Department

Citizenship Unit

Ground floor, Immigration Department HQ,

969 Rodwell Rd, Suva.

Phone: 3312672

Fax: 3301653

Phone: 3312622

Fax: 3331093

Email: immigration@govnet.gov.fj


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Eligibility[edit]

Applicant must be eighteen (18) years and above.



Fees[edit]

The cost is $3000 per person. Follow link for Citizenship Fees: http://www.immigration.gov.fj/index.php/fees


Validity[edit]

Valid for a period of 10 years then renew a consecutive of two times and thereafter no renewal.



Documents to Use[edit]

http://www.fiji.org.nz/files/4513/3954/6384/citizenship_form.pdf



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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.



Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



Instructions[edit]

  • Citizen of Fiji & another country can apply for recognition of your dual citizenship & endorsement in your foreign passport;
  • A person born outside Fiji can only be a citizen by birth if on the date of birth one or both of parents were / are citizens by birth;
  • Always carry originals documents in addition to photos because an officer may request to look at them.
    • All application forms must be signed and dated by the applicant
    • Application should be made in person
    • Application forms must be filled by hand thus do not computer print



Required Information[edit]

  1. Full name of applicant
  2. Nationality
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Names of parents and nationality


Need for the Document[edit]

Dual citizenship involves the simultaneous holding of more than one citizenship or nationality. In Fiji it means a citizen holds a foreign nationality alongside Fijis. Citizenship represents the link between a person and a state or an association of states. Possession of citizenship is normally associated with the right to work and live in a country and to participate in political life.

Fiji Citizenship is governed by "Citizenship of Fiji Decree 2009." This is Decree No 23 and was introduced in July 2009. Fiji has permitted dual citizenship since April 10, 2009. Those born in Fiji acquire citizenship unless the parents have diplomatic immunity or neither parent is a Fiji citizen. Those married to a Fiji citizen may apply for citizenship once they have been lawfully present in. Fiji for at least 3 of the 5 years preceding the application.

The following categories of people may apply for citizenship by registration:

  • Those born outside the Fiji Islands to at least one Fiji parent;
  • Minors adopted by a Fiji citizen;



Information which might help[edit]

The Dual citizenship give a foreigner them almost all the rights and privileges of Fiji citizens, including the right to invest and work,



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

http://www.dualcitizenship.com/countries/fiji.html

http://www.fijiembassydc.com/default.asp?contentID=522

http://www.fiji.org.nz/forms/

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=106823



Others[edit]

Opening Hours

Citizenship/Passport/Visa/Permit Lodgment
Monday Friday - 8.30am 2pm

Passport Collection & Enquiries
Monday Thursday - 8.30am 4.30pm
Friday - 8.30am 3pm

Citizenship/Visa/Permit Enquiries
Monday Thursday - 8.30am 4.30pm
Friday - 8.30am 3pm

Compliance & Investigation
Monday Thursday - 8.30am 4.30pm
Friday - 8.30am 3pm

Cashier hours
Monday Friday - 8.30am 2pm