Customs Information

Fiji - All


  • Copy of passport
  • Packing list
  • Original bill of lading (OBL) / express release (2 non-negotiable copies showing the ocean freight rate) / air waybill (AWB)
  • Residence permit / work permit / letter of employment
  • Detailed inventory of new items (if bought less than 6 months prior to shipment arrival) in English, dated, valued, signed by the owner of the goods and attached to the original invoices
  • Tax identification number
  • Free entry certificate, if applicable
  • Diplomatic declaration, signed by the diplomatic organization
  • Customs baggage declaration (Form CE 11), signed in the presence of a Customs officer
  • An import permit is required for importing refrigerators in to Fiji. Fill out the attached and send to Department of Energy (DOE) for approval. Application to import refrigerators.


  • It takes approximately 20–40 days to obtain the free entry certificate.
  • Relevant documents must be received by the agent prior to arrival of the shipment to minimize any port charges.
  • All shipments are subject to inspection.
  • Diplomatic organizations are subject to duty and value added tax (VAT) exemptions provided the consignee to complete the Form FA608 prior to arrival of the shipment.
  • Returning residents, who have lived abroad for at least 1 year and persons with dual citizenship are entitled to duty and VAT exemptions.
  • Clothing, toiletries, personal computers and other personnel effects are also free to import.
  • Household goods and personal effects may be imported duty-free, in reasonable quantities, for first time residents, provided the items arrive within 12 months of Customer's arrival
  • Returning Fijian residents must have been out of the country for more than 12 months and must prove that effects have been owned and used for at least 12 months to qualify for duty free clearance.
  • All shipments are inspected by Customs and Quarantine officials


  • The OBL must include chassis number, engine number, color, model, make and weight of the vehicle.
  • The import license must be obtained prior to import.
  • Vehicles older than 5 years of age from the date of manufacture cannot be imported.
  • In order to avoid any unnecessary delays and charges for demurrage and storage due to lengthy Customs procedures, the agent must receive a copy of the required documentation prior to arrival of the shipment; check with agent for specific time frames.
  • Import duties for motor vehicles:
    • Vehicles exceeding 1000 cc but not exceeding 1500 cc will be subject to a $7500 specific duty.
    • Vehicles exceeding 1500 cc but not exceeding 2500 cc will now attract $11,500 per vehicle.
    • Vehicles exceeding 2500 cc but not exceeding 3000 cc will now attract $18,000 per vehicle.
    • Vehicles with 3000 cc will now attract $23,000 per vehicle.
  • The duty rate on used cars is 32% of the invoice value plus 15% excise duty plus 9% VAT.

Documents Required:

  • Passport
  • Purchase invoice (showing purchase price and date of purchase)
  • Quarantine / agriculture clearance
  • Vehicle registration / certificate of permanent export (UK) / certificate of title (USA) / de-registration certificate (Japan)
  • Invoice showing export costs (Japan)
  • Invoice showing freight costs and insurance to Fiji
  • OBL / AWB
  • Odometer reading at time of sale for export to Fiji
  • Odometer reading at time of importation into Fiji
  • Import license should be applied for prior to the vessel arrival in Fiji
  • Non-sale certificate (new vehicles)
  • Commercial invoice (new vehicles)


  • Permission is required from the nearest Embassy. (Application to import live animals ) 
  • Cats, dogs and other domestic pets can only be directly imported by air into the country from Australia, Hawaii or New Zealand.
  • An application to import live animals form from the Office of the Director of Animal Health and Production with proof of rabies vaccination is required for entry.
  • Pets are subject to quarantine.


  • All weapons including firearms, knives, swords and explosives (Police Permit is required).
  • Food, plants or plant parts, camping equipment and biological specimens (a special permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Fisheries is required)
  • The following may qualify for free import by persons age 17 years and older:
    • Cigarettes (250), cigars (250 g), tobacco (250 g) or a combination of items not  to exceed 250g
    • Liquor (225 L)
    • Wine (4.5 L)
    • Beer (4.5 L)
    • Goods cannot exceed FJ$400 in total value


  • Unlawful drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Birds (all species)
  • Pornography
  • Counterfeit items
  • Cultural artifacts and other objects of cultural importance
  • Henna
  • Palm trees and any byproducts
  • Explosive materials
  • Meat and dairy products (prohibited in Tasmania)