Fiji Immigration

Exemption Status for Non-Citizen Civil Servants

Is granted to a person employed in the service of the Government of the Republic of Fiji or the Government of any country or territory entering the Fiji Islands in the course of his/her duty.


Eligibility for New/Extensions Applications

  • Applicant’s foreign passport must be valid upon lodgment
  1. This application form must be completed by persons over 18 years of age.

  2. All documents must be submitted as per Exemption document requirements. The Department reserves all rights to acquire additional documents for further verification as and when required.

  3. Where a question in a particular section does not apply to you, please put NONE or N/A where applicable.

  4. Providing false information in this application can lead to imprisonment or a fine or both.

  5. No fees are required for Exemption Application.

  6. The “Family Members of an Exempted Person” category is only applicable to the legally married spouse and children (below 18 years of age) of the principal applicant holding/applying for exemption as a Member of the Military Forces or as a Non-Fiji Citizen Civil Servant.

Documentary Requirements
  • Completed Exemption Application Form
  • Approval and Endorsement from the Office of the Prime Minister (if applicable)
  • Request letter from the sponsor & local organization and any relevant MOU
  • Invitation and agreement by relevant bodies and overseas counterparts
  • Copy of Passport bio-data page
  • Two (2) recent passport size photographs
  • Copy of signed Employment Contract
  • Copy of current permit [if already residing in the country]
  • Copy of previous Exemption [only applicable for extension application]
How to apply
  • Complete this form in English using CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Provide your residential address where you intend to live while your application is being processed. Postal addresses will not be accepted as your residential address.
  • If your documents are not in English, arrange for translation by an accredited translator or your respective embassies.
  • Submit completed forms to the nearest Fijian Immigration Office, Fiji Consulate Office, Embassies, or online through the Fijian Immigration website at
  • Retain a copy of your application and all attachments for your own records.
  • Processing Timeline: 21 Working Days

Further Enquires:

For further inquiries, please contact: [email protected]