Expedited Visa for
Tonga

When you need to get your visa for Tonga processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Tonga

Tonga issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Tonga Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Tonga with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 30 days

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Tonga Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Tonga with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy directly.

Get a Business Visa for Tonga

Tonga issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Tonga Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Tonga with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 30 days

Check travel recommendations

Tonga Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Tonga with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy directly.

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Tonga

Tonga issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Tonga Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Tonga with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 30 days

Check travel recommendations

Tonga Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Tonga with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact embassy directly.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Tonga related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Tonga

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About Tonga

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Tonga at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Tonga

The word Tonga means "south" in numerous Polynesian languages. Some scholars believe the inhabitants originally came from the islands now known as Samoa. Archaeological evidence indicates that the Tonga islands have been settled since at least 500 B.C., and local traditions have carefully preserved the names of the Tongan sovereigns for about 1,000 years. The power of the Tongan monarchy reached its height in the 13th century. At the time, chieftains exercised political influence as far away as Samoa.

During the 14th century, the King of Tonga delegated much of his temporal power to a brother while retaining the spiritual authority. Sometime later, this process was repeated by the second royal line, thus resulting in three distinct lines: the Tu'i Tonga with spiritual authority, which is believed to have extended over much of Polynesia; the Tu'i Ha'atakalaua; and the Tu'i Kanokupolu. The latter two had temporal authority for carrying out much of the day-to-day administration of the kingdom.

Dutch navigators in 1616 were the first Europeans to sight the Tongan archipelago. The main island of Tongatapu was first visited by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1643. Continual contact with Europeans, however, did not begin until more than 125 years later. Captain James Cook visited the islands in 1773 and 1777 and gave the archipelago the name "the Friendly Islands" because of the gentle nature of the people he encountered. He, of course, was never aware of the acrimonious debate that raged among contending nobles over who should have the honor of attacking Cook's tiny fleet and killing its sailors. In 1789, the famous mutiny on the British ship, Bounty, took place in the waters between the Ha'apai and Nomuka island groups.

Learn more about Tonga in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.