Fiji Marriage Requirements

Overseas visitors intending to get married in Fiji are required by law to obtain and sign a marriage license from the nearest marriage registry prior to the marriage ceremony with an average of 36 hours in advance. Special arrangements can also be organized. The couple must provide the following personal documents to the Registrar for verification purposes at least two weeks before the wedding:

  • Original birth certificates for the bride and groom
  • Valid passport
  • If applicable, divorce papers
  • If previous spouse is deceased, a death certificate
  • Certificate of Single Status or Certificate of No Legal Impediment must be produced if:
    • Marriage between a Fiji citizen and a foreign citizen
    • Marriage by former citizens of Fiji
    • Marriage between foreign citizens residing in Fiji
  • Marriage applicants with visitors' visas or bona fide tourists to Fiji from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, and EEC countries are exempted from the above requirement. Different rules apply for some other countries
  • Marriage applicants from Japan must produce the Koseki-Shouhon to certify their personal details
  • Written parental consent is required if either party is under 21 years of age
  • Two witnesses who are 21years of age and over must be present