Loghman Sawari was taken to the Nadi International Airport Departures Area after police and immigration intercepted the vehicle he was in with his lawyer, Aman Ravindra-Singh, this morning.
The pair were to meet with the Immigration Director Nemani Vuniwaqa.
Mr Sawari was taken into immigration custody just after 7.30am local time.
Fiji Village reports Mr Sawari came to Fiji on a PNG passport and his Immigration Arrival Card had misleading information.
He is a declared refugee in PNG.
Photo: Loghman Sawari in Fiji