STEP 1: Submit completed application form, requirements together with application fee.
STEP 2: Process begins with ensuring that the location/subject land is free of encumbrances and the verification of signatures of landowners with Vola ni Kawa Bula (iTaukei Lands & Fisheries Commission Office). We also need to ensure that all the requirements are submitted. (1 week min).
STEP 3: If step two(2) is clear and majority consent obtained, we may proceed with STEP 4. If majority consent is not obtained and other requirements are not obtained, the applicant will be informed accordingly. If applicant fails to submit the requirements and additional consent, the case is then closed accordingly. If majority consent is obtained, we proceed with STEP 4. (Step 1 to 3: 2—3 weeks)
STEP 4: Inspection and consultation with landowners. Please note that inspection and consultation depends on the applications received in the same area or the location (outer islands) due to the cost /expenses and also we can attend to it urgently if the cost/expenses is being paid for. (1 week)
STEP 5: Preparation of inspection report for approval and preparation of minutes of meeting.
STEP 6: Preparation of de-reservation précis after approval is granted. De-reservation is the process of excluding the subject area (if it is inside reserve land) from within reserve land in order to be leased for commercial purposes and by a Fijian. (2 weeks)