Business in Fiji

We are a Fiji-based company (Nadi, Western Division) and we have been in operation for more than five years. We provide services in many business areas and have experienced team members who can assist you with your needs.

Before starting business in Fiji, a foreign investor needs to obtain approval from relevant agencies such as:

• Registrar of Companies (ROC) – reservation and registration of company or business name

• Investment Fiji – applying for Foreign Investment Registration Certificate (FIRC)

• Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS) – registration of Tax and VAT

• Department of Immigration – for application of work permits

• Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) – for issue of shares and partnership interest

• Local Town / City Council – to get business licence (some terms and conditions apply)

• Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) – to register as an employer

• Depending on the nature and scope of the business, foreign investment may be required to obtain other permits/approvals/licences from other relevant agencies.

Once the business has started, there can be many circumstances that may arise in which a foreign investor may wish to regularize according to their wants. Such could be, but not limited to:

• Change in shareholding structure/take-over of an existing business

•  Change in business name

•  Extension/amendment/change of company/business activity

• Extension of time to complete project

• Progress report for work permit extension/renewal (Key Positions)

• Cancellation of FIRC

As per 2013 Budget Announcement, under unspecified activities, bring of FJD$250,000 in cash into Fiji, as a form of paid-up capital to owner’s contribution within the implementation period of the business, has been waived.

The above is a general information and should not be taken as a full professional advice.

Please get in touch with us and we will try our very best to assist you.

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