How to get married in Fiji

BOX ONE – FACT FILE


Wedding Facts – The ceremony can still be arranged in a single day!


Documentation required:


1. Original or certified copy of birth certificates


2. Passports (with valid visitors permit)


3. Decree Absolute documents (divorce papers) if relevant


4. Officially witnessed consent of your father if you are under 21 (or mother if father is deceased)


5. Death certificate of deceased former spouse (if relevant)


6. To present yourself together at the Registry Office when applying for the licence which can be obtained within one working day. This must be done in Fiji. Registry offices are in Suva and Lautoka, while District Offices throughout Fiji also facilitate this.


7. Registration offices are open between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday through Friday. Registration formalities take about 15 minutes.


8. The fee is â‚ ¬10.00 and the license is valid for 21 days.


9. Confirmatory letter on current satus to be obtained from 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).


10. Applicants from Asian Nationals who are named herein: Chinese/Phillipines/Pakistan/India) are to apply one (1) month in advance for their marriage licence


Mailing Address:
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages
PO Box 2236, Government Buildings
Suva
Fiji


Office Hours:
Registrar General’s Office (Suva): 8.30am to 3.30pm Mon to Fri- Phone: (679) 3315280
Divisional Registrar Lautoka- 9.00am to 3.00pm Mon to Fri- Phone (679) 6665132
Divisional Registrar Labasa- 9.00am to 3.00pm Mon to Fri- Phone (679) 8812477


SOME BONUSES TO GETTING MARRIED IN FIJI


LOWER COSTS (once you get there) – None of the resorts charge for venue hire lowering your costs significantly. All you pay for is the food and drinks you consume


EVERYTHING ORGANISED FOR YOU – Resorts will happily organise all details including arranging all legal requirements and all the resorts in this guide have a wedding coordinator – you just relax.


A CHOICE OF CEREMONIES - With option of integrating traditional ceremonies for something unique the many cultural influences that make up Fiji allow ceremonies to be blended for your choice of ceremony.


NOT HAVING TO TRAVEL FOR YOUR HONEYMOON – what better way to start your honeymoon than simply walking up the beach.


GROUP TRAVEL DISCOUNT – wedding parties will frequently qualify for group travel discounts. Your guests will be able to enjoy a holiday at a much better rate than they could buy on their own as this provides a fantastic excuse for your guests to indulge in a holiday break.


HAVE AN ENTIRE RESORT TO YOURSELF – In Fiji wedding parties are often able to take over whole resorts allowing total privacy.


HASSLE FREE DOCUMENTATION – Any official documents you need are exactly the same as getting married in any part of the world.


A CHOICE OF ISLANDS – with over 330 different islands you can choose how remote or busy you want your wedding location to be.


ACCOMMODATION
The majority of the resorts cater for weddings, including obtaining the license. Room rates are quoted per night, but often tour operators can offer special deals. In addition, visit www.bulafiji.com and visit the hotel websites directly as discounts can also be found over the internet.


1. Sheraton Fiji Resort


Located on Denarau Island, seven minutes from Nadi Town and only a 20-minute drive from Nadi International Airport. Denarau Island is connected to Fiji’s largest island – Viti Levu by a causeway, and is a playground of the finest resort facilities, 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, a marina, water sports and beaches. The Sheraton Fiji Resort and the Sheraton Denarau Villas are just a few minutes walk from the Sheraton Royal Denarau Resort.


Weddings: What better place to seal your vows than at one of Fiji’s finest Resorts – Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Resort or the Sheraton Royal Denarau Villas. Sheraton Resorts offer you a wide and wonderful choice of wedding venues and packages. You have a choice of three luxury accommodation options, from five star beachside rooms to fully serviced apartments. There are seven fabulous wedding venues to choose from including the newly opened wedding chapel located on the picturesque ocean point at Sheraton Fiji Resort. At Sheraton we have a dedicated wedding specialist to take care of every detail, from your arrival through to your wedding day and the honeymoon. We arrange for the marriage license, the celebrant or minister, the choir, flowers, photographer, wedding cake…..the list is endless. It will be a wedding to remember.


Sheraton Fiji Resort
PO Box 9716, Nadi Airport: 679 – 6750 777
Fax: 679 – 6750 818
Email: [email protected]


Web: www.bulafiji.com/web/denarau


2. Treasure Island Resort


Dissolve the stress of modern day living with a holiday on Treasure Island Resort. Surrounded by a natural marine park & fringed by white sandy beaches, all the beauty of the South Pacific is captured on this intimate island. All 67 of the resorts bure’s have tropical ocean views no more than 30 metres from the beach and are cleverly arranged for total privacy. Fully air-conditioned with modern appointments, the bures are built in the traditional Fijian style. Generously sized rooms, fresh water from the mainland, en suite bathrooms…all the comforts you need…and no mosquitos or flies!


Weddings: Weddings are well catered for, choose any of the picturesque locations including a charming island chapel. The resort staff take care of all the details from your licences, the minister, warriors to escort the bride, serenaders, flowers, cake, photography, through to a packed picnic lunch on a deserted island during your honeymoon.


Treasure Island Resort
Box 2210 Lautoka
Ph: (679) 6661599
Fax: (679) 6663 577
Email: [email protected]


Web: www.fiji-treasure.com


3. The Warwick Fiji


Weddings: Guest can choose the location of the ceremony but highly recommended is a romantic sunset wedding on the beach or on Wicked Walu Island. The service can be performed at a nearby church with Anglican, Methodist or non-demoninational services available. The staff at the Warwick are happy to oblige as witnesses.


PO Box 100, Korolevu
Ph: (679) 530 555
Fax: (679) 530 010 or 679 530 155
Email: [email protected]


Web: www.warwickfiji.com


4. Toberua Island Resort


Toberua set in 4 acres of unspoiled natural beauty, warm weather and location which is easily reached – yet set apart from the busy tarnished tourist routes, giving our guests a sense of privacy, enjoying the seclusion and romantic atmosphere which is ideal for honeymooners. We enjoy having children on the island and offering them a great holiday adventure whilst at Toberua. Individual bures on the waters edge built in traditional Fijian cheifly style, complete with all the modern conveniences with king size beds, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, well stocked cocktail bar, and round the clock hot water with an indoor/outdoor bathroom.


Weddings: Toberua offers an ideal location for a wedding. Privacy no more than 30 guests. You can book the island. The setting – on the beach, by the pool, among our gardens or our special wedding bure. A Toberua Wedding will cost â‚ ¬500 including VAT, this covers the Marriage License, Minister or Registrar, flowers (which includes a bouquet for the bride and any of her attendants, flowers for the hair, salusalu for the bride and groom and floral arrangements to decorate the chosen venue) and a traditional wedding cake. We also offer complimentary champagne after the ceremony to toast the couple savories and a tree planting ceremony. The day will conclude with a champagne wedding dinner for two.


5. Turtle Island


Imagine celebrating that special day in an exotic tropical setting; meeting your loved one on a white, sandy beach with a warm breeze stirring the air. On Turtle, weddings are special events, and some of our guests’ fondest memories are of the delightful Fijian wedding ceremonies held at sunset on the shores of the famous Blue Lagoon.


Weddings:


Grand Wedding-


The setting is sunset. The bride arrives in a traditional Fijian wedding gown on a beautifully decorated raft rowed by Fijian warriors. The husband-to-be awaits on a white sand beach while a melodious Fijian choir sings in the background. After the ceremony, the couple and guests enjoy a lavish feast. Each Wedding is a unique, exotic experience.


Private Wedding:


The setting is a private beach at approximately 11.00am the day after the couple arrives. Other guests do not attend. An intimate, memorable event to be forever cherished.


Turtle island
Yasawa islands, Fiji.
Tel: (360) 256 4347 (USA)
Fax: (360) 253 3934 (USA)
E-mail:
FIJI: [email protected]


USA: [email protected]


Web: www.turtlefiji.com


GETTING THERE – FLIGHTS


There are daily flights with Air New Zealand from London to Los Angeles (this is a free stopover in both directions if desired). There are a further three connecting flights weekly from Los Angeles to Nadi, Fiji. So you can time your flights to connect directly or stop off and visit Los Angeles.


London to Los Angeles is 12 hours, Los Angeles to Fiji is a further 11 hours.


For more information, contact Abbey Travel which is a Quantas Partner. Details: 01 804 7100 or [email protected]

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PACKAGE DEALS


Flights are with Air New Zealand Dublin – London Heathrow – Los Angeles
- Fiji (Nadi)


4* Outrigger Reef Fiji Resort


Accommodation is on a B+B basis. The extras are tax and insurance
and they may also be a flight supplement depending on the dates the
clients travel.


Website www.outrigger.com


4* Castaway Island


Accommodation on a room only basis, are the same as above.


Website www.castawayisland.com


4* Malolo Island


Accommodation on full board basis (breakfast , lunch , dinner).


www.maloloisland.com


or www.1800fiji.com


All the above includes flights , transfer and accommodation. For more information, contact Michelle at TravelBroker on 8333921 or Mich[email protected]