The Wedding Planner Ireland advises on SOME BONUSES TO GETTING MARRIED IN FIJI
LOWER COSTS (once you get there) – Many of the resorts don’t charge for venue hire lowering your costs significantly. All you pay for is the food and drinks you consume.
EVERYTHING ORGANISED FOR YOU – Resorts will happily organise all details including arranging all legal requirements and many have a wedding coordinator – you just relax.
A CHOICE OF CEREMONIES – With option of integrating traditional ceremonies for something unique the many cultural influences that make up Fiji allow ceremonies to be blended for your choice of ceremony.
NOT HAVING TO TRAVEL FOR YOUR HONEYMOON – what better way to start your honeymoon than simply walking up the beach!
GROUP TRAVEL DISCOUNT – wedding parties will frequently qualify for group travel discounts. Your guests will be able to enjoy a holiday at a much better rate than they could buy on their own as this provides a fantastic excuse for your guests to indulge in a holiday break.
HAVE AN ENTIRE RESORT TO YOURSELF – In Fiji, wedding parties are often able to take over whole resorts allowing total privacy.
HASSLE FREE DOCUMENTATION – Any official documents you need are exactly the same as getting married in any part of the world.
A CHOICE OF ISLANDS – with over 330 different islands you can choose how remote or busy you want your wedding location to be.
ACCOMMODATION – The majority of the resorts cater for weddings, including obtaining the license. Room rates are quoted per night, but often tour operators can offer special deals.
Wedding Facts – The ceremony can still be arranged in a single day!
1. Original or certified copy of birth certificates
2. Passports (with valid visitors permit)
3. Decree Absolute documents (divorce papers) if relevant
4. Officially witnessed consent of your father if you are under 21 (or mother if father is deceased)
5. Death certificate of deceased former spouse (if relevant)
6. To present yourself together at the Registry Office when applying for the licence which can be obtained within one working day. This must be done in Fiji. Registry offices are in Suva and Lautoka, while District Offices throughout Fiji also facilitate this.
7. Registration offices are open between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday through Friday. Registration formalities take about 15 minutes.
8. The fee is €10.00 and the license is valid for 21 days.
9. Confirmatory letter on current satus to be obtained from marriage Registry where the applicant resides or statutory declaration signed by a Justice of Peace or Notary Public or Solicitor to prove that he/she has not entered into a marriage before (this declaration applies to first or second marriage).
10. Applicants from Asian Nationals who are named herein: Chinese/Phillipines/Pakistan/India) are to apply one (1) month in advance for their marriage licence
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages
PO Box 2236, Government Buildings
Registrar General’s Office (Suva): 8.30am to 3.30pm Mon to Fri- Phone: (679) 3315280
Divisional Registrar Lautoka- 9.00am to 3.00pm Mon to Fri- Phone (679) 6665132
Divisional Registrar Labasa- 9.00am to 3.00pm Mon to Fri- Phone (679) 8812477