Licensing information for
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke
& OK1KT - Vrata, OH5NZ - John, KM6HB/ZK1AHB/3D2HB – Mark, WB2TJO
– Jim, W7GJ – Lance, 9M6DXX - Steve
Status: Jan -96 & Jan -98, July '99 links, Jan '01, Oct '04, Jan ’10, ‘10
Intro: If you have a
foreign ham license, you will have no problems to get a license in
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
CREDIT CORPORATIONS BUILDINGS, 91 GORDON STREET
P.O. BOX 2118 GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
Telephone: (679) 331 8507 / 338 4766
Fax: (679) 331 5167 / 338 6310
EMAIL: jcuruki at connect.com.fj, jbuliruarua at connect.com.fj, jturaganivalu at connect.com.fj
Association of Radio Amateurs [FARA]
Tel: +679 3321605 <3D2CM>, 3300397 <3D2ER>
Email: northcottr at connect.com.fj
President: Richard L. Northcott, 3D2CM
Secretary: Raj Singh, 3D2ER
IARU liaison: President
Last updated: 9-Mar-2003
CRITERIA FOR RADIO AMATEUR LICENCE
1. Holder of licence of country that is a member of the IARU
2. Copy of a Passport that contains personal and travelling information page
3. Two copies of passport size photo
4. Copy of Police Clearance from that country
5. Equipment is type approved and does not exceed 150 watts. Applicants to seek verification from Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF) for equipment type-approval.
6. Identify intended location of station and duration of operation.
7. Application fee of FJD 56.25 (VIP) per new application(s) to be paid upon lodgement of application.
8. Licence fee of FJD 22.50 (VIP) to be paid upon collection of licence.
- Copy of your license
- Equipment description (list for import permit)
- Application (ask papers from above address)
The best way to get a license:
Send the application (two pages) to the above address and allow some three months for handling it. The license is valid for a year. The office does good and nice work. Mr. Raiqeu was extremely helpful. You need a separate import permit for the equipments for the H M Customs.
Also Rotuma etc handled by
them. In the case of Rotuma you must remember that the
2 character references, 2 recent passport photographs, passport details.
The cost for the license and import permit is $15.00 U.S.
Ask for it otherwise it will be your initials
150 W HF, 50 W VHF (above 50 MHz). All bands plus 18 MHz included.
no problems with import permit, without be nice and obtain your license asap.
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
Fiji Islands, Hotel Accommodation Index
Local hotels, Sea Shell Cove Resort (cheap 100 F$ abt 45 USD for Bure ) in
and other touristic info Destination Fiji and Finding Fiji and Fiji Visitors Bureau and Fiji Online and Fiji Bula.
Addition from W7GJ
After a few months and some telephone calls, I finally found the correct contact person in
Telecommunications Authority of
EMAIL: tnavila at kidanet.net.fj
TEL: 679 330-0766
He seems to be very quick to respond to emails, when he is in the office. GL and VY 73, Lance
W7GJ (ex: WN3GPL, WA3GPL, WA1JXN, WA1JXN/C6A, ZF2OC/ZF8, E51SIX)
TEL: (406) 626-5728
Addition From: m <km6hb at arrl.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:11:16 -0700 (PDT)
I recently went on vacation to
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
(679) 338-4766 -338-6942- 338-6813
FAX (679) 338-6310
EMAIL: "Kaminieli T. Raiqeu" <kraiqeu at govnet.gov.fj>
Raiqeu was extremely helpful. The cost for the license and import permit is
73 DE MARK KM6HB/ZK1AHB/3D2HB
Addition From: Howell, L
[mailto:L.Howell at conocophillips.com]
Date: June 11, 2004
The contact for Fiji applications is Jone Q Buliruarua (he's one of the officers and seems to be the amateur radio guy at the moment, Ministry of Information, Communications and Media Relations 300 Rewa Street Samabula PO Box 2264 Government Buildings Suva, Fiji Islands Tel (679) 3384 766, Fax (Fax = best way to contact them) (679) 338 6310 - their email service is a bit dodgy at the moment.
Requirements - Leave at least 3 months to do this - I started in January and got it this week - but they are courtesy and efficient never the less
Requirements - letter with
- Home address, telephone number, fax and email. Decent photo copy of in date,
valid License, 1 x passport size photograph, period of operation, location of
operation, particulars of radio equipment and serial numbers, USD 13 and where
the license should be sent to. Note that a radio communications license for the
import of radios equipment may be required as well - check with customs/and
this bureau and radios are a red channel item. Given the recent drugs bust in
From: "John Ahlbom, OH5NZ" < john.ahlbom at pp.inet.fi >
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 16:54:56 +0200
particularly interested in 3D2 and 5W, where (my wife) and I visited in February
1997. I had no problems in obtaining licenses 3D2NZ and 5W0AC.
Applications sent to telecommunications authorities about six months before the
trip were prosessed with efficiency. My 3D2NZ license even arrived by mail to
my home address prior to departure from