As Fiji is undergoing a national process of introducing new Electronic Machine-Readable Passports or “ePassports”, Fijians living in the US, Canada and Mexico, are advised that the Department of Immigration will extend or renew the lifespan of the expiring passports to another 10 years.
The extension will be endorsed by a Passport Officer at the Department of Immigration and certified with an official stamp.
Applicants who have their lodged applications for renewal can have their passports extended but those who prefer to wait for the e-passport will be notified.
The application fee is US$42.55 for renewal and $US97.75 for lost passports.
Fijians are advised to complete the passport application form on the Immigration’s website, provide a passport sized photo, an old or current passport and confirmation of residency.
Meanwhile, the application fee for a lost passport is $US97.55.
The Embassy will continue to accept passport applications; however, issuance will be restricted to those seeking medical evacuation abroad and those submitting justifications for urgent travels due to current shortage in passport stock.