Fiji Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

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Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Ministry of Justice
Births, Deaths and Marriages registry
Level 1, Suvavou House
Victoria Parade, Suva

P O Box 2226
Government Buildings
Suva, Fiji

Telephone: (679) 3308600

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Civil registration begins late, about 1870, in Melanesia.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

  • Date
  • Name of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Name of informant
  • place of residence for parents

Marriages[edit | edit source]

  • Date
  • Name of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Residence of groom and bride

Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Date
  • Name of principal and parents
  • Occupation and religious preference of parents
  • Age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of burial

Death-Related Records[edit | edit source]

These records include:

  • Inventories of personal and real property
  • Notarial records (generally outlining inheritance and distribution of property)
  • Declarations of succession
  • Tombstone transcriptions
  • Obituaries
  • Sexton records
  • Burials

Records generally exist from 1860 to the present and can be found at administrative offices and archives.

References[edit | edit source]