The British High Commission in Suva is accredited to Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu.

We offer a wide range of services that include providing consular assistance to UK nationals, funding for Projects, scholarships for Master’s degree in the UK and support to members of the British Armed Forces and their families.

Our services

Out-of-hours emergency assistance

British nationals who need urgent consular assistance outside normal office hours should call +679 3229100 and follow the prompts.

To get the latest travel advice please click here

Passports

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing one, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note the High Commission no longer handles passport applications.

How to report a lost or stolen passport

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact the High Commission as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at the High Commission using the links below.

Please call the High Commission for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before

  • your most recent passport expired more than ten years ago

  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Suva

Visas

This High Commission does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

British citizenship

All applications for naturalisation, registration or renunciation of British citizenship are handled by UK Visas & Immigration.

Consular registration

You no longer need to register with us. Please subscribe to updates on our travel advice. You can also find us on facebook or twitter and in the event of a crisis, we will update you via this medium.

Registering a birth or death

Understanding your legal requirements in Fiji and how you can register a birth or death abroad.

Notice of intended marriage

We don’t issue Certificates of Non Impediment for marriage. British nationals who live in Fiji and want to marry in another country will need to go that country to post notice of their marriage there.

See information on getting married overseas.

Notarial services

The High Commission Suva does not carry out notarial acts under the Commissioner of Oaths Act 1889 and as instructed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London.

This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts and the legalising of documents, please contact a notary public.

Guides we produce

Support for British nationals abroad: a guide

Our publication sets out actions British nationals can take to stay safe abroad and provides details on what help the Foreign & Commonwealth Office can offer if you encounter difficulties.

Living in Fiji

This guide sets out essential information for British nationals living in, or travelling to Fiji.

Consular fees

See a list for some of the services we provide.

List of lawyers

A list of lawyers is available for British nationals who need legal advice.

Prisoner pack

We provide information on the legal and prison system to British nationals who have been detained.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters.

UK law says we have to charge for some services. See a list of our fees.

What we cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • provide notarial or documentary services
  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf.

Chevening scholarships

Chevening scholarships are one-year Master’s degree for graduates from anywhere in the world who have the potential to become future leaders: find out how to apply.

Our people

Roderick Drummond

Roderick Drummond

British High Commissioner to Fiji

Contact us

British High Commission Suva

47 Gladstone Road
Suva
Fiji

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 12:40pm / 1pm to 4pm
Friday: 8am to 1pm

Consular section:
Phone: +679 3229 100

Consular opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 12pm

Access and opening times