How do I get a work visa for Fiji ?

Anya's picture
By Anya - Posted on
25 October 2013

I travelled to Fiji last year and totally fell in love with the place. At christmas, I am returning but I have plans to stay their more long-term.

Just have some questions regarding work visas. I am struggling to find a job in Fiji at the moment so what I am hoping is that once I arrive I can start networking and interviewing for positions. Then once I've got the job I will just change my tourist visa to a work permit. Does that make sense ?

Anyone got any experience with applying for a visa for Fiji ? Does it take long? 
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Hi Anya,

To be honest with you Fiji is not a popular destination for expats looking for work. Getting a work permit for Fiji is not a straightforward process. Applications are decided on a case by case basis.

You or the employer basically need to find ways to prove that the position you are taking up cannot be adequatley filled by a Fijian citizen.

You plan to go Fiji and find a job and then apply for a work permit won't work. The Department of Immigration will only accept your application from overseas, so you will have to leave the country first. You'll need to rethink that plan.

For more information check out the Expat Arrivals page on Visas for Fiji. 

Good luck,

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Hello,i am segun oni,a nigerian national, i need help on this,i messaged the embassy in UAE,and i was told,nigerian nationals need no visa to FIJI ISLAND,but i am intending to get a permit,which will make me stay in the country and do some things like research,what process do i need to take?what kind of permit do i need to apply for?can i apply for the permit when i am in the country?please enlighten me.THANKS.

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