Starting A Business
As an investor or business owner, you will be required to register a legal entity in Fiji before you commence your business. Below is a step by step guide to take you through the process.
Step-by-Step Guide: Registration
Register your Business Name
You are now ready to register your business with the Registrar of Companies. You will
need to prepare the ownership share and the type of business that you will be
Register for Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Proceed to the Fiji Revenue and Customs Services (FRCS) to register for a Tax
Identification Number (TIN). FRCS is the agency responsible for collecting tax and duties on
behalf of the government. They also facilitate trade and travel activities through Fijian
Step-by-Step Guide: Post Registration Compliance
Obtain National Fire Authority Certificate
The National Fire Authority is in charge of assessing your business to ensure
that the premise is properly equipped with safety devices to operate in a safe
Compliance to Occupational Health and Safety
The National Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHS) ensure compliance
by any business with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1996 through the administration of the OHS Business License. All businesses are to apply for this license with the Ministry of
Register as an Employer
In compliance with sections 34 and 35 of the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) Act 2011, all businesses must register as an employer with FNPF. As a registered business owner, you must register any employees hired for your business operations.
Register for Fiji National University Levy
Fiji National University (FNU) is in charge of collecting levy imposed on emoluments (exemption stated in FNU Levy Order). In compliance with the FNU Act 2010, all businesses are to register with FNU to facilitate the payment of the bi-annual levy.
For foreign companies, the Foreign Investment Registration Certificate is required, on top of the requirements above.
Step-by-Step Guide: Additional Requirement
Foreign Investment Registration Certificate
If you are not a Fijian citizen or your business is based outside Fiji, you will need to obtain a Foreign Investment Registration Certificate from Investment Fiji. They act as the liaison between Fijian Government agencies and private sectors, both regionally and internationally.