Tonga Consulate General

ONE BAY PLAZA
1350 Old Bayshore Hwy, #610
Burlingame, CA 94010

TEL :  1 (650) 685-1001

Passport - Paasipooti

All applications for a Machine Readable Tongan passport, including replacements for those lost, damaged and expired are required to be lodged with the Tonga Consulate General.
Q: How Long it takes to get a New Tongan Passport?
A: About 4 weeks for processing...
Q: How much does it cost for a 5 year extension of Tongan Passport?
A: USD $57.50
Q: If in case of Emergency mostly like Funeral but I lost my Passport, can I still Go?
A: Obviously, we can give you an Emergency Travel Document - "Certificate of Identity" to allow Entry.
You can either apply in person or through the mail. Please contact the office ahead of time to book an appointment if you’re planning to come to the office.

Please note that all NEW PASSPORT APPLICATIONS are being scanned to the Immigration Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tonga for printing. It will take up to 4 weeks for processing.

Also note that we can issue a valid emergency travel document a Certificate of Identity in emergency situations. The Certificate of Identity is valid for one (1) entry into Tonga, if traveling to Tonga. Once this entry has been made, than the Certificate of Identity cannot be used again. This means the traveller must, whilst in Tonga, apply for a new passport.

HOW TO APPLY FOR NEW PASSPORT
First Time Applicant (Age 16 and older)


Apply in Person:
If you’re applying for your very first passport please provide the following:
  • Completed and Signed Passport Application Form 1
  • Original Tongan Birth certificate or Copy
  • 2 passport photos (with both ears shown and hair back. Please sign your name on the back of the photos)
  • Money order of the fee payable to Tonga Consulate General
  • Valid State ID/Driver License or Green Card

If you had an old passport (10 years less), and you want to renew, please provide the following:
  • Completed and Signed Passport Application Form 1
  • Your previous old passport
  • If previous passport was lost or stolen, please provide original birth certificate or a copy
  • 2 passport photos (with both ears shown and hair back. Please sign your name on the back of the photos)
  • Money order of the fee payable to Tonga Consulate General
  • Valid State ID/Driver License or Green Card

Apply through the mail:
If you’re applying through the mail please provide the following:
  • Completed and Signed Passport Application Form1
  • Previous Old Passport
  • Original Tongan birth certificate or copy
  • 2 passport photos
  • Money order of the fee payable to Tonga Consulate General
  • Self-Stamped return envelope
  • Copy of State ID/Driver License or Green Card

Minor Applicant (Under Age 16)
  • Completed and Signed Passport Application Form 1
  • Parents must sign SECTION 4 of the application form
  • Original Tongan Birth Certificate or a certified copy
  • 2 passport photos
  • USD$86.25 money order payable to Tonga Consulate General
  • Self-Stamped return envelope
  • Copy of parents Passport or State ID/Driver License

Please Note:
If you have changed your name since your last passport was issued, you will need to provide the original certificates documenting the name changes.