Fiji – Notary public assisting with Fiji National Provident Fund Decree

Are you affected by changes to the Fiji National Provident Fund?

FijiThe new Fji National Provident Fund Decree introduces a number of changes to the pension in Fiji. If you are currently receiving a pension from Fiji, you should have received a notice from the Consulate-General of the Republic of Fiji Sydney. You should read that notice carefully and follow the instructions to secure your current or future pension entitlement.

The main changes introduced by the Decree include:

  • Existing pension arrangements will cease with effect from 1 March 2012.
  • A new age-based and sustainable pension rate will be implemented from 1 March 2012 meaning that the later you retire, the higher your pension rate will be.
  • Current pensioners will be given a refund of the original amount they had converted to pension to take as a lump sum, or they can choose one of the new pension options.

According to the notice, you must contact the Consol General’s Office to make an appointment BEFORE 29 February 2012.

As part of this process, you must bring a number of original identification documents and certified copies. Your birth certificate must be certified by a notary public. All other documents, such as passports, driving licence, marriage certificate, death certificates, passport photographs,Copies of the original identification documents can be certified by a notary public or by another approved witness such as a justice of peace, commissioner of oaths or a lawyer.

Avoid unnecessary delay and contact us for our low cost fixed fee notary public services. Our experienced notary public will certify your documents so that they are legally valid and acceptable to the Consul General’s office.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public


Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

Posted: 2012-02-01 09:00:07 / Last edited: 2018-01-28 20:47:36