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Certificate of Identity

Application for a Certificate of Identity

Certificate of Identity (CI) is issued to Fiji Citizens living in the United States of America whose passports have expired or are lost and need to travel to Fiji on emergency cases only.

It is the responsibility of all passport holders to renew or make an application for a new passport upon expiry of the passport, which they are holding. Emergencies happen at any time and persons with passports that have expired for over three months and not renewed should not expect to be issued a certificate of identity overnight or at short notice

Certificates of identity are valid for a year from the date of issue and are not renewable. Moreover, they are issued to an applicant once only. Holders of Certificates of Identity should make applications to the Director of Immigration in Fiji for issuance of new passports. In accordance with the provisions of the passport act, no persons may exit Fiji with Certificates of Identity.

Downloadable Certificate of Identity Form

Requirements For an Application for the Issue of a Certificate of Identity (Non-Deportation Cases)

1.    Completed application form (Incomplete or incorrect forms will be returned).
2.    Three (3) recent passport size photographs (only 1 of which must be witnessed by a Notary Public).
3.    Fees (US$92.00) in Money Order or Cashier’s Bank Check made payable to the EMBASSY OF FIJI.
       Personal or company checks WILL NOT be accepted.
4.    Passport and a notarized copy of US Green Card if alien resident. If applicant does not hold a Green
       Card, a short statement explaining visa status should be attached.
5.    Original Birth Certificate. A photocopy is NOT acceptable.
6.    Original Marriage Certificate (for married female applicants who wish to use a last name which differs
       from that shown in birth certificate).
7.    Police report if passport is stolen, newspaper advertisement regarding lost/stolen passport and statutory
       declaration (form enclosed) stating in detail when, where and how the passport was lost.
8.    Letter of explanation for application for a Certificate of Identity.
9.    A reply-paid self-addressed courier (recommended: FEDEX) envelope
10.  Mail to:

Consular Services Officer
Embassy of the Republic of Fiji
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

Allow 14 working days for processing and approval.

NOTE:
It is the responsibility of all Fiji passport holders to renew or make an application for a new passport upon expiry of the passport which they are holding.  Emergencies happen at any time and persons with passports that have expired for over three months and not renewed should not expect to be issued with a Certificate of Identity overnight or at short notice.  Certificates of Identity are valid for a year from the date of issue and are not renewable.  Moreover, they are issued to an applicant once only.  Holders of Certificates of Identities should make applications to the Director of Immigration in Fiji for issuance of new passports.  In accordance with the provisions of the Fiji Passport Act, no persons may exit the Republic of Fiji with a Certificate of Identity.  

Requirements to be submitted by US Department of Justice, INS Detention Services when Requesting Travel Documents for Fiji Nationals presently under Removal Proceedings

1.    Completed application form (Incomplete or incorrect forms will be returned).
2.    Three (3) recent passport size photographs (1 of which must be witnessed by a Notary Public or
       Deportation Officer). The Detention Officer or Head of Department must complete # 13 – Certificate
       Section of the application form.
3.    Names, full contact addresses (No P.O. Box acceptable) and telephone numbers of 2 relatives/next of kin
       still living in Fiji.
4.    Fees (US$92.00) in Money Order or Cashier’s Bank Check made payable to the EMBASSY OF FIJI.
       Personal or company checks WILL NOT be accepted.
5.    Original Passport. If applicant does not hold a passport, a statement explaining visa status should be
       attached.
6.    A certified copy of the Original Birth Certificate.
7.    Department of Justice Warrant of Removal/Deportation.
8.    Letter of explanation for application of a Certificate of Identity.
9.    A reply-paid self-addressed FEDEX envelope
10.  Mail to:

Consular Services Officer
Embassy of the Republic of Fiji
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

Allow 14 working days for processing and approval.

NOTE: All requests must be accompanied by the remittance of the appropriate fee and inclusion of prepaid courier(FEDEX). Requests for C.O.D. WILL NOT be considered.