- A group of islands in the Pacific Ocean close to New Zealand and Hawaii
- The weather is tropical marine climate with a mild variation of temperature
- Storms and cyclones are common from November to January
Marriage to a Fijian Citizen
Every country has laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Fijian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. The Fijian government imposes strict requirements on foreigners who marry Fijians as an indirect way of discouraging Fijian citizens from moving to other countries.
You must demonstrate to Fijian officials that they are not currently married to anyone else – either you have never been married, or all divorces are finalized – that your identity is proven and that you have never committed any crimes in Fiji. This is done by providing various documents, including an Affidavit of Single Status, to the Fijian government either in Fiji or via a Fijian embassy.
If you want to bring your Fijian spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.
Fijian Marriage Basic Requirements
In order to marry a citizen of Fiji, you must demonstrate to the Fijian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:
- Proof of country of birth
- Proof of single status
- Proof of age requirement
Fijian Marriage Ceremony
The marriage ceremony to a Fijian citizen can legally take place in Fiji, Canada, or any other country as long as both parties have the necessary visas to enter this country legally. This marriage can then be recognized when applying for a permanent residence or a visitor visa for your Fijian spouse. To learn more about ceremony customs, see below.
If your Fijian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Fijian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Fijian citizen.
How long is the Fijian Marriage document valid?
The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Fijian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Fijian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.
List of Fijian Consulates in Canada
Calling Fiji from Canada
The country code for Fiji is 679, to call you dial 011 – 679 – local number
Fiji does not use area codes. Cell phone numbers in Fiji begin with the digits 9 or 7.
Calling Canada from Fiji
Dial 00 – 1 – Canadian area code – local number
List of Canadian Area Codes
|Alberta||403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
|BC||236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
|Ontario||226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)
249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)
289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)
343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)
416 / 647 (Toronto)
807 (northwestern Ontario)
|Manitoba||204 / 431||PEI||782 / 902|
|New Brunswick||506||Quebec||418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||709||Saskatchewan||306 / 639|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
Fiji Time is GMT+12. Fiji practices Daylight Saving Time
|Canadian Time Zone||# of Hours Fiji is Ahead with no DST and during DST Overlap
(3rd Sunday of January to 2nd Sunday of March, Last Sunday of October to 1st Sunday of November)
|# of Hours Fiji is Ahead during Canadian DST
(2nd Sunday of March to last Sunday of October)
|# of Hours Fiji is Ahead during Fiji DST
(1st Sunday of November to 3rd Sunday of January)
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||20 hours||19 hours||21 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||19 hours||18 hours||20 hours|
|Saskatchewan||18 hours (19 hours during DST last week of Oct)||18 hours||19 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||18 hours||17 hours||19 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||17 hours||16 hours||18 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||16 hours||15 hours||17 hours|
|Newfoundland||15.5 hours||14.5 hours||16.5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Fiji
Consulate of Canada in Nadi
6 Cawa Road
Telephone: 679 6722 400 or 679 9924 999 (cell)
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High Commission of Canada in Wellington
125 The Terrace
Telephone: 64 (4) 473-9577
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Canadian Government’s Travel Alerts for Fiji
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