The new standard ePassports will now cost Fijians $200 VIP.
In a media release, Director of Immigration Nemani Vuniwaqa made the announcement as the Immigration department starts issuance of new ePassports from today.
The new ePassports still have similar features as the traditional one however, with additional features like a electronic microprocessor chip which will contain biometric information embedded into the passport.
Vuniwaqa had earlier said that the added security features will make it difficult for people to replicate.
Meanwhile, urgent processing of new or renewal of Standard ePassport and Emergency ePassport will now cost $275. Ordinary and urgent processing of official ePassport will cost $250 and $300 respectively.
Passports that are valid but lost/damaged/stolen will cost a whooping $400.
The previous passports incurred a fee of $72 only.