Employers, organizations, and institutions sponsoring non-citizen to work in Fiji are to ensure that all mandatory requirements (checklist) for permit applications are submitted.
Non-submission of any of the required documents can be grounds to decline or refuse, permit applications.
Employment contract which includes all non-negotiable condition is a mandatory requirement. A standard sample of employment contract in accordance to the Fiji Labour laws is available on the Fiji Immigration website.
Employer is responsible for returning foreign workers to home country as covered in the repatriation clause of the employment contract.
Employers to provide evidence that content of the employment contract is understood by the foreign worker and signed by both parties.
Change of employment while in country is not permitted unless approve by the Immigration Department.
Employers to ensure applicant’s passport is valid for the duration of permit. Application with less than 6 months passport validity will not be accepted.
Secondment – Employers to ensure secondment letter signed by the parent company is submitted with the application.
Voluntary arrangements – Organisation or company to provide letter of engagement with the application
Work Permit are issued to a non-citizen to be employed by International or Regional Non-Governmental Organisations.
Maritime and Fishing
Work Permit are issued to non-citizen to be employed as Maritime Crew, apply for a work permit as a crew on a fishing vessel.
Overseas Employers and Secondments
Granted upon submission of a secondment letter signed by the parent company as part of the application process.
Other Work Permit Categories – Long Term (3 Years)
Long-term work permits in Fiji, with a duration of three years, are typically issued to non-citizens.
Other Work Permit Categories – One Year or Less
Short-term work permits, valid for one year or less, are granted to non-citizens for temporary engagements.
Fiji Immigration Department
We offer a range of visas to help those who can contribute to Fiji, visit, work, study, live or invest here.