Licensing information for Fiji - 3D2

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 Fiji.

PTT:
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
CREDIT CORPORATIONS BUILDINGS, 91 GORDON STREET 
P.O. BOX
2118 GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS
SUVA,FIJI
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
www.fiji.gov.fj/publish/page_3514.shtml

FIJI Fiji Association of Radio Amateurs [FARA]
Address: P.O. Box 184, Suva
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

NON-FIJI CITIZEN
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.


Physical location:
GAUNAVOU BUILDINGS, 300 REWA STREET 
Paperwork needed:
- 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 Island of Rotuma is very isolated, Polynesian and small and you need a permission from local community to enter the Island. Permission can be obtained via Aisea Aisake, 3D2AA aisea at fsc.com.fj . You MUST go through Aisea to get to Rotuma because the Island is wished to be without tourism and it is very, very basic and sensitive area. There is also a Web site devoted to Rotuma. See also DX Holiday by K2KW and 3D2AG/P pages.

Additionally needed:
2 character references, 2 recent passport photographs, passport details.
Price:
The cost for the license and import permit is $15.00 U.S. 
Special calls:
Ask for it otherwise it will be your initials
License restrictions:
150 W HF, 50 W VHF (above 50 MHz). All bands plus 18 MHz included.
Customs:
no problems with import permit, without be nice and obtain your license asap.
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
Fiji Islands, Hotel Accommodation Index
Local hotels,
Sea Shell Cove Resort (cheap 100 F$ abt 45 USD for Bure ) in Momi Bay near Nadi (airport) has had many OH visitors.
and other touristic info
Destination Fiji and Finding Fiji and Fiji Visitors Bureau and Fiji Online and Fiji Bula.
Tips:

oh2mcn at sral.fi 



DX Holiday 3D2 - Fiji



Addition from W7GJ
Date: 11.5.2010


After a few months and some telephone calls, I finally found the correct contact person in Fiji. Amateur licensing is now being handled by:

Mr. Tevita Navila
Telecommunications Authority of Fiji
P.O Box 2264, Government Buildings,
Suva, Fiji Islands

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

Lance Collister, W7GJ (ex: WN3GPL, WA3GPL, WA1JXN, WA1JXN/C6A, ZF2OC/ZF8, E51SIX)
P.O. Box 73
Frenchtown, MT 59834 USA

QTH: DN27UB
TEL: (406) 626-5728
URL: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj


Addition From: m <km6hb at arrl.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:11:16 -0700 (PDT)

I recently went on vacation to Fiji in September 2004  and operated as 3d2hb. I had some trouble getting a license at first because the mailing address on your web site was incorrect. My applications was "lost" for a while because the address change.  Below is the latest updated information.

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

GAUNAVOU BUILDINGS, 300 REWA STREET

P.O. BOX 2264 GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

SUVA,FIJI 

PHONE

(679) 338-4766 -338-6942- 338-6813

 FAX (679) 338-6310

 EMAIL: "Kaminieli T. Raiqeu" <kraiqeu at govnet.gov.fj>

 

Mr. Raiqeu was extremely helpful. The cost for the license and import permit is $15.00 U.S. The department of communications prefers payment in cash or international money order. Wire transfer is acceptable also. I operated from the Royal Sheraton hotel in Nadi on Viti Levu, OC-016.

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 Fiji they are tight about boxes with wires in...

Cheers

Laurence


Addition From: "John Ahlbom, OH5NZ" < john.ahlbom at pp.inet.fi >
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 16:54:56 +0200

I was 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 Finland! Fijian radio equipment Import permit, included in the material, mailed in advance, took me through customs in Nadi. My station was set up in the "Club Fiji Resort" cottage or "bure" N:o 7, at 75 USD per night. 7 Fijian dollars away from Nadi airport, recommended to me by OH5UQ from his recent visit there.


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