Suva Office is one of three Immigration New Zealand (INZ) offices located in the Pacific.
The Suva Office employs 29 staff, who process around 30,000 temporary visa applications a year. Family residence applications from the Pacific (excluding residence applications from Australia, Tonga, Niue, Rarotonga and Samoa) are also processed here in Fiji. We have staff members who are fluent in English, Fijian and Hindustani.
The Suva Office also processes temporary entry visa applications from the rest of the Pacific (with the exception of applications from Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Rarotonga) and Australia.
Note: There is no change to the process for submitting a permanent residence visa from Australia. The Christchurch Office will remain as the receiving office for these applications.
INZ Suva now issues e-visas to visa applicants from the following countries: Australia (NEW), Kiribati, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
As a result, applicants from these countries will not have a visa label in their passport.
New Zealand’s electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in New Zealand.
For your reference, you will receive your visa details via an e-visa approval letter, which will be sent to you by email (or collected from a Visa Application Centre if you have opted to use this service). When you check in to fly to New Zealand, airline staff will use your passport and your e-visa approval letter to confirm that you have authority to travel to New Zealand prior to boarding the aircraft.
It is very important you carry your e-visa approval letter in your passport when travelling to New Zealand. Failure to do so may result in the airline refusing to allow you to board your aircraft.