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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the responsibility of promoting and protecting Tonga's and its citizens' interests abroad. Through its diplomatic missions abroad it seeks to enhance Tonga's security and prosperity by promoting political, economic and social relations between Tonga and the rest of the World.



Hon. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva - Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister
Mr. Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandhurst Tupouniua - Secretary for Foreign Affairs



Address: Head Office, Level 4, National Reserve Bank Building, Salote Road, Nuku'alofa
Postal Address: P.O Box 821, Nuku'alofa, TONGA.
Tel: (+676) 23600 Fax: (+676) 23360

U.S. Consular Visit to Tonga 22-23 March

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amcorneropeningamb.jpg 15 March 2011  The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji is pleased to announce that a Vice Consul will provide consular services to American citizens at the Fa'onelua Conference Center in Nuku'alofa, Tonga from March 22-23, 2011. The officer will also conduct pre-scheduled interviews for eligible non-immigrant visa (NIV) applicants. Because of the limited time available, the Vice Consul will meet only with those who have made appointments in advance. Walk-in appointments will not be accepted. To obtain an appointment, please email an appointment request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

After your appointment is confirmed, an Embassy employee will review the document requirements, advise what fees you will need to pay, and how the fees should be paid. For security reasons, cash is not accepted. Failure to provide required documents or the appropriate payment will result in the cancellation of your appointment.

The Vice Consul will take applications for reports of birth abroad, passports, and notarize documents that will be used in the U.S. For information about required documents for passports and reports of birth, please visit http://suva.usembassy.gov/passport_services.html. In addition to the original documents, you will need to bring photocopies of ALL original documents, IDs, and passports.

Only the following visa categories may be eligible for an interview in Nuku'alofa:

  • Students (F - Must have I-20A or I-20B and paid SEVIS fee)
  • Exchange visitors (J - Must have DS-2019 and paid SEVIS fee)
  • Seaman or Airline Crewmember (C-1/D - Must have agency letter)
  • Religious workers (R - must have I-129 petition filing and meet requirements)
  • Temporary Visitor for Business or Pleasure (B1 and/or B2) who has had a valid U.S. visa within the last five years, can present proof of the visa, and has not overstayed in the U.S.

Applicants cannot have been refused a U.S. visa, been removed from the U.S., or denied entry into the United States at a Port of Entry.

The U.S. Embassy must receive all information requested from interview candidates before the scheduled visit. For visa eligibility requirements and detailed instructions on how to apply, please consult the U.S. Embassy's Tonga web site at http://tonga.usvpp.gov/lniv_in_tonga.html. All visa inquiries should be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Suva at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Issued by the: US Embassy in Suva, 31 Loftus Street, Suva, Fiji, 2011.

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