Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fiji Immigration policy changes – short-term work permits

Introduction 1. People intending to work in Fiji have previously been able to apply for and obtain a Short Term (Work) Permit (STP) (enabling them to work for up to six months) while in Fiji on a four-month tourist visa.  As of 15 December 2014, the Fiji Immigration Department has advised us that this policy no… Read more »

Land Sales (Amendment) Act 2014

Introduction  1. On 27 November 2014 we issued a Legal Alert on proposed amendments to the Land Sales Act in Bill No. 13 of 2014. This bill was withdrawn after a strong public reaction. However Bill No. 28 of 2014 (now Act No. 16 of 2014) was then enacted, with virtually no parliamentary debate and… Read more »

Employment Law Update

Introduction 1. On 11 December 2014, among other Bills, the following Acts were enacted to amend employment related legislation: (a)Fringe Benefit Tax (Budget Amendment) Act No. 6 of 2014. (b)Stamp Duties (Budget Amendment) Act No. 12 of 2014. (c)Fiji National Provident Fund (Amendment Act) Act No. 13 of 2014. Copies of the Acts which commence on 1 January 2015 are… Read more »