The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, is accredited to Tonga, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu. This website is especially designed as a link between Embassy Suva and those interested in U.S.-Tongan relations.
The Pacific islands offer real potential for U.S. trade and investment, especially in tourism and the sale of consumer goods. One of Embassy Suva’s top priorities is U.S. business promotion. We have a very active Commercial Section, which aggressively seeks to create trade links between U.S. and local companies in the region.
The Embassy’s Consular Section offers a full range of American citizen and visa services. Providing those services in an efficient, courteous, and timely manner is a high mission priority.
The South Pacific, encompassing almost a third of the southern hemisphere, is of importance to U.S. policy, especially in relation to such diverse issues as open sea-lanes, fisheries and the marine environment.
As elsewhere in the world, the U.S. also observes and, where appropriate, attempts to positively influence human rights conditions in the region, emphasizing the benefits of democracy, transparent governance and the rule of law. The nations of the South Pacific play key roles in one-state-one-vote international fora, such as the U.N. General Assembly.
United States Defense Attaché/Security Assistance Office Suva coordinates Suva’s Mission Performance Plan with the Pacific Command’s Theater Engagement Plan for the Republic of Fiji, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, Tuvalu and the Kingdom of Tonga. Activities with the Kingdom of Tonga consist primarily of ship visits, and medical, dental and engineering humanitarian assistance programs as well as military exercises with the Kingdom’s defense forces. The office also administers Security Assistance programs to the Kingdom of Tonga, which provide funding for professional military development of selected officers and non-commissioned officers and attendance at USG hosted seminars and conferences.
Peace Corps has been in Tonga since 1967 working to fulfill the Peace Corps Mission to promote world peace and friendship through training and cultural exchange. Volunteers in Tonga work with their communities on education projects and promoting English language skills. There are currently 57 volunteers in Tonga. For more information visit https://www.peacecorps.gov/tonga/ or follow Peace Corps Tonga on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PeaceCorpsTonga/