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Marriage Services

Notice of Intention to marry

Any persons who have attained the age of 18, and are intending to get married under the provision of the Marriage Act CAP 50 Section 14, can apply for notice of intention to marry.

Prescribed fee for NOI is $16.35; couples can use this marriage license within registry (court marriage-$54.50), or outside the registry.

Requirements for Notice of intention to marry:

  • Recent passport size photo of both parties
  • Birth certificate of both parties
  • Valid photo ID of both parties
  • Divorce Papers (if other party is divorced)
  • Death Certificate ( if either party’s spouse is deceased)
  • Both Witness ID

 

  • With the above requirements, both parties are to be present at any BDM Registry to put up a notice for 21 consecutive days. Should no person contest this marriage, parties are able to get married after 21 days.
Special License to Marry

This marriage license is granted only on special circumstances. For example, foreign visitors who are in the county for a short period of time;

Local parties can also apply for the special license. Required they provide the following documents:

  • Request letter from local parties who intends to have special license marriage, explaining the reason to waiver of 21 days’ notice.
  • Recent passport size photo of both parties
  • Birth certificate of both parties
  • Valid photo ID of both parties
  • Divorce Papers (if other party is divorced)
  • Death Certificate ( if either party’s spouse is deceased)
  • Both Witness ID

Required documents for foreigners or local parties who reside in foreign countries:

  • Passport of both parties
  • Divorce Papers (if other party is divorced)
  • Death Certificate ( if either party’s spouse is deceased)
  • Two witnesses & their valid photo identification
  • Certificate of Single Status/Certificate of Search (or) Certificate of no legal impediment is required to be produced by the following marriage applicant:
    • Marriage applicants where one party is a local while the other is a foreigner
    • Marriage applicants who were former citizens of Fiji attaining  citizenship abroad for two years and above
    • Marriage applicants who are foreigners
  • Statutory Declaration:  for former citizens of Fiji & citizens of Fiji on work visa living abroad for less than two years
  • Marriage applicant from Japan must produce the Koseki – Shouhon, to certify their personal details.
Marriage Officer

Any person may apply for marriage officer registration. Who is of good character and good standing in the community. The above application can be made through prescribed form available at any register general’s office.

Religious marriage officer (section 4 & 5)

Required documents for Religious marriage officer:

  • Application letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • 2 recent passport size photos
  • valid photo ID
  • Tin letter/Tin Card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Recent original references (less than 6 months old), signed and dated
  • Police clearance
  • Supporting letter from denomination.
  • Certified copy of work or residential permit in Fiji (where relevant)
  • No fees applicable.
Civil marriage celebrants

Any person other than a public officer may apply to the Attorney – General in the prescribed form for registration as a civil marriage celebrant.

Civil marriage officer (Section 5(A)

Required documents for Civil marriage officer:

  • Application letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • 2 recent passport size photos
  • Valid photo ID
  • Tin letter/Tin Card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Recent original references (less than 6 months old), signed and dated
  • Police clearance
  • Certified copy of work or residential permit in Fiji (where relevant)
  • Fees $3270.00