Well you can’t say that things are not moving ahead. Two major changes to the country in the past 24 hours. Dual Citizenship and the decision to set the legal marriage age at 18.
Former Fiji residents can now have Fiji citizenship after the approval of dual citizenship for our country through promulgation by President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo.
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the criteria have been set for dual citizenship and those interested can now apply with a $3,000 fee.
Sayed-Khaiyum said several former Fiji citizens have wanted to continue to have an attachment with their country of birth, and this new decree gives them the right.
Legal Age to Marry now 18
Citizens of Fiji can now legally be married by the age of 18 years after cabinet recently approved amendments to the Marriage Act (Cap. 50) by way of the Marriage Act (Amendment) Decree 2009.
The amendments will make 18 years as the minimum age at which marriage can be contracted for both males and females.