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New revised fees structure in effect for Immigration-related matters

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2 November 2010. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Immigration Division would like to advise the public of the revised fees structures for  immigration-related matters, which came into effect from 1 November, 2010.

Further to the public notice on subject matter published in April 2010 stating that a planned increase of its fees, the Government of Tonga approved the revision in fees on 15 October, 2010. The amendment relates to the increase in fees applying only to immigration-related matters. Citizen related fees will likely to increase later in the new year once ongoing work on it is being finalized.

No.

Visa/Permit Type

Restriction

Fee

1.

A Visitor's permit enabling a stay of 31 days in the Kingdom of Tonga for those non citizens who require permits for entry into the Kingdom

Per person for 31 days or less;

$60

2.

Extension of a Visitor's permit for any period less than a month (31 days) except for those persons under the age of 18 years

Per person

$50

3.

Extension of a Visitor's permit per month except for those persons under the age of 18 years

Per person, per month

$60

4.

Extension of a Visitor's permit for any person under the age of 18 years for any period less than a month (31 days)

Per child

$10

5.

Extension of a Visitor's permit for any person under the age of 18 years

Per child, per month

$15

6.

Issue of a Multiple Visitor's Visa permitting a one month (31 days) stay per visit

Per Person, per year

$300

7.

Application for a transfer of a Visitor's permit to an employment or business permit whilst the applicant is in the Kingdom

Per person

$5,000

8.

Application for a transfer of any permit (other than a Visitor's Permit) to another category of permit; (e.g. a Resident Dependant Spouse to an Employment permit)

Per person

$1,000

9.

Employment permit or extension of an employment permit

Per person, per year

$200

10.

Business Permit or extension of a business Permit

Per person, per year

$300

11.

Permit for Assured Income Category

Per person, per year

$300

12.

Permit for study or extension of a study Permit for anyone under 18 years

Per child, per Year

$50

13.

Permit for study or extension of a study Permit for persons18 years or over

Per person, per Year

$200

14.

Permit for a resident dependant child under 18 years

Per person, per Year

$50

15.

Permit for a resident dependant spouse or a resident dependant 18 years or over

Per Person, Per Year

$100

16.

Any other permit not stipulated above for any person 18 years or over

Per Person, Per year

$200

17.

Any other permit not stipulated above for any child  under 18 years

Per Child,  Per year

$50

18.

Any letter/document allowing travel to the Kingdom on a one way ticket for a child under the age of 18 years

Per Child included in the letter/document

$100

19.

Any letter/document issued by the Immigration Division allowing travel to the Kingdom on a one way ticket for any person 18 years or over.

Per person included in the letter/document

$200

20.

Any letter/document issued by the Immigration not including items 18 & 19 above

Per person included in the letter/document

$200

21.

The issue of any duplicate or replacement permit label or any duplicate or replacement letter/document issued by the Immigration Division

Per label/per document

$100

22.

The lodgement of an appeal to the Prime Minister

Per person

$1,000

23.

Any application made under section 26 of the Act - for a letter of consent to re- enter Tonga, after removal

Per person

$1,000

24.

Application for consent to Marry under section 10 of the Act

Per application

$300

25.

The endorsement by permit label/stamp of an exemption in any passport for an applicant under section 7(1)(g), (h), (i), of the Act

Per person, per label

$30

26.

For items 1, 18, 19 and 20 that are issued by an overseas  diplomatic mission of the Kingdom in:



The United States of America


The figure in USD

New Zealand


The figure in NZD

Australia


The figure in AUD

People's Republic of China


The figure in USD

United Kingdom


The figure in Pounds Sterling

Any other foreign country


The figure in USD"

For more information, please contact the Immigration Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2010

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 May 2011 12:12 )  

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