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Citizenship By Birth

The process of citizenship acquisition is guided by Fijian Citizenship Act 2009 that came into force on 10 April 2009. Fijian Citizenship maybe acquired by:


Every child born in Fiji on or after the commencement date becomes a citizen at the date of birth unless, at the date of birth:

    • A parent of the child has the diplomatic immunity accorded to envoys of sovereign foreign power accredited to Fiji; and
    • Neither parent is a citizen.
    • An infant found abandoned in Fiji is deemed to have been born in Fiji in the absence of proof to the contrary.