Fiji Immigration

Appeal application guideline

An appeal to the Minister responsible for Immigration can be applied by a foreigner or company whose application for any type of permit (visitor/work/residence/study) has been refused by the Permanent Secretary. This covered under Part 8, Section 58 of the Immigration Act,2003.

This section gives you an overview on how to apply for Appeal  


  • If the person or company is dissatisfied by the decision made, the company or person affected may apply in writing within 21 days after the decision has been made.
  • Application must be made by persons over 18 years of age;
  • All documents must be submitted as per Appeal Requirements.
  • The Department reserves all rights to acquire additional documents for further verification, as and when required;
  • Providing false information in this application can lead to imprisonment or a fine or both;
  • Applicant will be required to pay applicable application fee.
Documentary Requirements
  • Appeal Letter clearly advising grounds for appeal. Letter to be addressed to
    Director Immigration and should contain the address and valid contact details
    [phone/email] of applicant]
  • Copy of applicant’s valid passport
  • Copy of refusal letter
  • Any other supporting documents
  • Application fees
You Must:
  • Submit translated certified copies of all non-English documents in English (registered translator).

Standard application processing period is 21 working days. However, actual processing times may vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • Whether the applicant has lodged a complete application which includes all required documents;
  • Response to any requests for additional information
  • Time taken to perform required checks; and
  • Receiving additional information from external parties.

We will let you know when the decision is made on your application through email.

Further Enquires:

For further inquiries, please contact: [email protected]