New Caledonia Emigration and Immigration

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Emigration/Immigration records

Research use: Connects individual with place of origin and current residence to identify further records.

Record type: Passenger lists, passport applications, naturalization records, various files kept for minorities entering to work in the country.

General: Civil record of those arriving and departing a country or trying to establish citizenship.

Time period: 1870-present.

Contents: Name, birth date, birth place, profession, names and ages of spouse and children; other details may vary.

Location: Administrative offices and archives.

Percentage in Family History Library: 60% (Fiji filmed or purchased previously).

Population coverage: 30-40% of the population because of imported laborers (for example, Indian emigrants to Fiji; Indonesian and Vietnamese emigrants to New Caledonia).

Reliability: High.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Melanesia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-2000.