Visa policy of Tonga
Visitors to Tonga must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival. Visa applications must be sent to the Principal Immigration Officer in Nuku'alofa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Visa policy map
- European Union: Tonga signed a mutual visa-waiver agreement with the European Union on 20 November 2015 which was applied on a provisional basis as from the day following the date of signature and fully ratified on 8 June 2016. This agreement allows all citizens of states that are contracting parties to the Schengen Agreement to stay without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period.
- China: Mutual visa-waiver agreement was signed between the Chinese and Tongan governments on June 9, 2016 and is in force from 19 August 2016. The agreement allows citizens of the respective countries to stay for 30 days without a visa.
Visa on arrival
The same policy applies to holders of diplomatic or service passports of China.
- Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Tonga on the short-stay visa waiver
- "China and Tonga Sign Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement". Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Kingdom of Tonga.
- "Visa Information – Tonga". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 1 April 2017.