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 that 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 your ownership details and determine the area of business that you will primarily be engaged in. Click HERE to register your business.




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. FRCS also facilitates trade and travel activities across Fijian borders. Click HERE to register for Tax Identification Number (TIN).




Risk-Categorisation


All businesses will be classified as either Low Risk or High Risk. Low Risk businesses are allowed to start operations, and must comply with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements within 6 months of registration. Below are the steps for application for the post registration compliance. (Step-by-Step Guide: Post Registration Compliance) Businesses classified as High Risk, cannot start operating until all the relevant regulatory requirements are complied with. Click HERE to access the Business Risk Categorisation Table. This table highlights the risk categories and post registration compliance for each business type





 

Step-by-Step Guide: Post Registration Compliance

Obtain National Fire Authority Certificate


The National Fire Authority is responsible of assessing businesses to ensure that premises are properly equipped with fire safety devices.

Click HERE for more details.




Compliance to Occupational Health and Safety


The National Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHS) ensures that business comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1996. All businesses are required to apply for this license with the Ministry of Employment. Click HERE for more details.




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 all employees hired to conduct your business operations. Click HERE for more details.




Register for Fiji National University Levy


The Fiji National University (FNU) is in charge of collecting the levy imposed on emoluments (exemption stated in FNU Levy Order). In compliance with the FNU Act 2010, all businesses are required to register with FNU to facilitate the payment of a bi-annual levy. Click HERE for more details.





For foreign companies, the Foreign Investment Registration Certificate is required, on top of the requirements above.

Step-by-Step Guide: Additional Requirement

Obtain National Fire Authority Certificate


The National Fire Authority is responsible of assessing businesses to ensure that premises are properly equipped with fire safety devices.

Click HERE for more details.




Compliance to Occupational Health and Safety


The National Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHS) ensures that business comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1996. All businesses are required to apply for this license with the Ministry of Employment. Click HERE for more details.




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 all employees hired to conduct your business operations. Click HERE for more details.




Register for Fiji National University Levy


The Fiji National University (FNU) is in charge of collecting the levy imposed on emoluments (exemption stated in FNU Levy Order). In compliance with the FNU Act 2010, all businesses are required to register with FNU to facilitate the payment of a bi-annual levy. Click HERE for more details.