Fijian Law & Marriage Requirements

Fiji Government Marriage Requirements

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The couple to be married will need an original or certified copy of their respective birth certificates, their passports and if previously married, either a Decree Nisi or a death certificate is required. Confirmatory letter on current status to be obtained from the 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). Couples under 21 years of age are required to produce a consent document signed by a parent. Our team will guide you through this process and make sure all documents are received and processed as required.

Marriage under Fijian law involves two parts:

The Registration:

The resort can arrange a special license from the mainland of Fiji for the ceremony to take place at the resort, paper work can be submitted to the resort and we can liaise with the registrar office it is important to note that the bride and groom will need an original or certified copy of their respective birth certificates, their passports, a Statutory Declaration (Single status) certificate and if previously married, a copy of their divorce papers. You can also send scan certified copies to the resort for us to lodge for you. The license is valid for 28 days from date of issue.

The Ceremony:

The ceremony can be arranged at your choice of location within the resort or on the beach. This service is performed by our local Talatala (minister). These arrangements are to be made once you arrive to the island.

What is the Next step?

Once you have decided which option suits you best, you will have to decide on a date for the actual ceremony as the Minister will be required to approve of the arrangements and confirm your dates. Legally Binding ceremonies will involve more email communication with the resort.

Everything will fall into place for you once you arrive to the island, please note, the management team will be able to assist to act as witnesses for your binding ceremony and also be your photographer during the ceremony, but any requirements for professional photos should be explored prior to arrival to the island, along with any other professional services you require.

Congratulations on your upcoming plans and for more information – contact the experienced team at


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