Every child born in Fiji becomes a citizen given that at least one of the parents is already a citizen at the date of birth, and neither of the parents had diplomatic immunity.
A child born outside Fiji becomes a citizen by registration if at the time of birth, either parent was a citizen. Foreign adopted children also become citizens of Fiji by registration, as do children who have had either parent become citizens themselves. Registrations for children, however, will not be granted unless the child has been lawfully present in Fiji for a total of 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding the application.
In order to attain Fijian citizenship by registration, a foreign adult must provide proof of good character. To be granted citizenship registration specifically through marriage, the foreign applicant must substantiate a genuine and continuing marital relationship and must have been lawfully present in Fiji for a total of 3 of the 5 years immediately before the application.
For a foreign adult to become a citizen of Fiji by naturalisation, he/she must be lawfully present in Fiji for a total of 5 out of the 10 years immediately before filing the application.
Fiji has allowed dual citizenship since the installation of the Citizenship of Fiji Decree of 2009. A person who has acquired citizenship of one or more countries is not restricted from applying and being granted Fiji citizenship either by registration or by naturalisation. Former Fiji citizens who have become naturalised citizens of another country can apply for Fiji citizenship.
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