Fiji Immigration

Prohibited Immigrant Status (PI Uplift)

All foreigners in Fiji must ensure to maintain a valid permit at all times while in the country. Foreigners should also apply for extension of their permit within 30 days of expiry to avoid overstaying and being declared a Prohibited Immigrant (PI) as covered under Part 4, Section 13 (2) of the Immigration Act 2003.

In the event a foreigner overstays his/her permit, he/she may apply for Uplift of PI Status.

This section gives you an overview on how to apply for PI Uplift.


  • Non- citizen currently working, residing or studying in Fiji may apply for PI Uplift should they overstay in Fiji.
  • This is not applicable to those on exemption status under spouse or child of Fiji citizen.
  • For applicant who had departed the country and are on valid/active PI Status, applicant must await the decision on his/her application before making any travel plans to return to Fiji.
  1. Application must be made by persons over 18 years of age;
  2. All documents must be submitted as per PI Uplift 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
  • Request Letter clearly explaining the reason for overstaying and the need to re-enter/stay in Fiji. Letter to be addressed to Director Immigration and should contain the address and contact details [phone/email] of applicant.
  • Copy of applicant’s valid passport.
  • Copy of permit stamped in passport [if applicant has been working/residing in
  • Student – copy of acceptance letter from school for current year and sponsorship letter for sponsored student.

  • Family Members of permit holders [Proof of relationship e.g. birth/marriage certificate]

  • Parents’ Consent – if child/children residing with guardian.

  • Medical Ground– letter/confirmation from hospital or medical practitioner.

You Must:
  • Lodge your application online.
  • If applying from abroad, you may upload your application online through our website.
  • Submit translated certified copies of all non-English documents in English (registered translator).

Application Fee – FJD$189.15

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]