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

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.





 

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

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 the Fijian Government agencies and businesses at the regional and international levels.

Click HERE for more details.





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