The British High Commission in Suva is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the UK and 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.

Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu and you urgently need consular assistance (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +679 3304746 24-hour helpline number. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu, contact us on 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British High Commission cannot help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.

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. Add any additional locally-specific information here which is not on the landing page for ETDs, eg. if you’ll need to get a police report before an ETD can be issued.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Suva

For information and advice on travelling to Fiji, see travel advice for:

Get a visa

The British High commission cannot help with visa enquiries.

If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you are a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Marriage

We do not issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status or perform marriages or civil partnerships for British nationals. For information on getting married in Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu, see getting married abroad.

Registering a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu. You cannot register a birth or death at the High Commission.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you are in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad

Support if you’ve been arrested

We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Fiji. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary

Legalisation services

The British High Commission Suva does not provide legalisation services.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised certified as genuine.

Local Service Providers

Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Fiji. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British High commission or the UK government.

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
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

What the High Commission cannot do for you

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

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid;
  • 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’ll have to pay back);
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation;
  • make business arrangements on your behalf.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Fiji

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