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Fiji citizens who are applying for Fiji passport may request for waiver of biometric requirements only under special circumstances as mentioned below.

Request for waiver will be on a case by case basis therefore need to waiver of biometric requirements must be clearly indicated in the request letter.

This section gives you an overview on how to apply for a waiver.


  1. Application can be made by a Fiji citizen under the following categories;
  • Elderly applicant (over the age of 60) unable to appear in person due to health conditions
  • Fiji citizens residing abroad where there is no Fiji High Commission or Embassy or due to circumstances such as work, health or location.
  • Applicants admitted at the hospital or with severe physical disability.
  1. All documents must be submitted and adhered to as Documentary Requirements click here;


  1. Application form must be filled by the Applicant ONLY;
  2. In the case where the applicant is unable to complete the Passport application form, a third party may complete the form and submit a completed statutory declaration form signed by a Justice of Peace (JP) OR Commissioner of Oath confirming completion of the application form on behalf of the applicant.
  • The Department reserves all rights to acquire additional documents for further verification, as and when required;
  1. Where a question in a particular section does not apply to you please put NONE or N/A;
  2. Providing false information in this application can lead to imprisonment or a fine or both;
  3. The principal applicants spouse and dependent children to be included in the same form (applying at the same time);
  • Applicant will only be required to pay applicable passport fee once waiver approval has been issued.

You must:-

  1. complete prescribed passport application form (Form No.:) ) click here;
  2. submit photographs less than 6 months old, good quality colour, full-face view of your head and shoulders and taken against a plain or light coloured background;
  • submit certified copies of all documents;
  1. keep a copy of your application and all attachments for your own record; and
  2. translated certified copies of all non-English documents in English (registered translator).


Insert checklist for waiver

Application for waiver can be sent by email to [email protected] or [email protected]  or submitted to the nearest Immigration Office (Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Labasa and Savusavu) or at the nearest Fiji Missions abroad.

Your fees may include the application, Forms, Publications & Fees ( and applicable fees.

Application actual processing period is 5 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.


For further inquiries, please contact [email protected]   or [email protected]