License & Insurance

All medical professionals and med students must obtain a temporary license to practice in Fiji.  Please see the requirements, below, for temporary license and insurance as well as instructions for submitting applications.  Applications should be received a minimum of 40 days before your trip. Thank you for your service!

Instructions

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY DOCUMENTS OR PAYMENTS TO THE FIJIAN MEDICAL SECRETARIAT. Your documents and payment to the Ministry of Medicine or Nursing Council will be forwarded on your behalf.  We will attach a letter of introduction (Sponsorship) and your International Helpers insurance document. Please allow 30 days for application processing.

You may use the “Upload Link” to send your completed application, or email to Janet@natuvu.org. PLEASE SEND DOCUMENTS IN ORIGINAL FORMAT. Do not convert Word applications into PDFs or Image files.

 

Document Upload

Upload files

 Idea!  A fast and easy way to send copies of documents like your passport, driver’s license and medical  certificate is to take a photo with your phone!

 Upload documents here or email to janet@natuvu.org

 

NEW Applications:

NewMD    NewDDS    Nursing _OPTOMETRIST

New Applications:
Completed Application (Above) Plus…

  • Passport style color photo not more than one month old
  • Copies of Passport and Driver’s License
  • Medical Degree copy
  • Current license to practice or letter of good standing

STUDENT Applications:

Med_Student    Den_Student

To observe in the clinic (Does not apply to undergrads)

Student Applications:
Completed Application (Above) Plus…

  • A passport style color photo not more than one month old.
  • Any form of photo ID i.e. Passport, Driver’s License, etc.

RENEWAL Applications:

renewMD    RenewDDS

Renewal Applications (not more than 24 months)Completed Application (Above) Plus…

  • Passport style color photo not more than one month old
  • Current license to practice

Document Upload

Upload files

 Idea!  A fast and easy way to send copies of documents like your passport, driver’s license and medical  certificate is to take a photo with your phone!

 Upload documents here or email to janet@natuvu.org

 

A Note about International Indemnity (Medical Liability Insurance)

Since 2012, medical liability insurance is required by the Fiji Ministry of Health. The Mission at Natuvu Creek will process your enrollment through International Helpers (Guernsey Trust) and forward fees on your behalf.  Enrollment will occur following the submission of documents, above.  Please allow 30 days for enrollment and processing. Only medical practitioners need liability insurance.  Students do not need to obtain medical liability insurance.

Liability insurance is only a few dollars a day and is required (in different tiers depending on the scope of practice) for:

Class 1) Physician – No Surgery, Chiropractor, Dentist, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Dental Hygienist, Various Medical technicians – X-ray, CT, Surgical, etc.

Class 2) Physician – Minor Surgery, Podiatry, Emergency Medicine, Oral Surgeon, Nurse Anesthetist, Radiation Therapist.

Class 3) Specialists providing surgical procedures, highly skilled search and rescue, Physician – major surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Otolaryngology, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and all others.

 PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM FOR INDEMNITY:

apply-now

 PLEASE SUPPORT THE MISSION!

staff2Interested in helping the Mission Foundation cover costs? We happily accept donations in any amount!  The Mission at Natuvu Creek is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  EIN: 26-0008503