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How to Marry in Fiji

Exotic Fiji in the South Pacific is a popular destination wedding location for couples from North America, but if you don't mind a long flight to get there, there's no reason why couples from elsewhere in the world shouldn't exchange vows on this gorgeous island.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Fiji, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Fiji Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Fiji?
Legal age for marriage is 16 years for women and 18 years for men. If under 21 then parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses over the age of 21 are required.


How long do I have to be resident in Fiji before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Fiji, although you will need to register your intent to marry at the Registry Office in Nadi or Suva.


Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below in person to the Registry Office in Nadi or Suva.
A Statutory Declaration that the couple is free to marry must be signed by a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or Solicitor.
The ceremony must take place within 28 days of obtaining the licence and there is a fee of approximately $25FJD.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Original birth certificates.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


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Fiji Marriage Registrar's Office

Registrar General's Office (Nadi)
Ratu Napolioni House
Koroivolu Avenue,
Tel: + 679 670 0101

Registrar General’s Office (Suva)
Open 8.30 am – 3.00 pm Monday – Friday
Tel: + 679 331 5280
Tel: + 679 331 5280
P O Box 2236,
Government Buildings,


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