Consular Visit to Tonga

Consul’s Travel to Nuku’alofa, June 26 to 28, 2019

The Consul will travel to Nuku’alofa from June 26-28, 2019, to provide consular services for U.S. citizens in Tonga. Additionally, a limited number of individuals who meet the requirements outlined below will be able to submit an application for a nonimmigrant visa in Nuku’alofa.

American Citizen Services:
We will accept applications for American Citizen Services, including reports of birth abroad and U.S. passport applications, as well as provide notary services for documents for use in the United States.
Applicants should not make travel arrangements until they have received their passports. The Embassy cannot guarantee that passports will be available at a certain date.

Please notice the usual processing times below:
Emergency Limited Passport: 2-3 weeks
Regular Passport: 4-6 weeks
Consular Report of Birth: 5-7 weeks

These processing times assume that the submitted applications are complete, clearly approvable and that the applicant has arranged the return shipment with a courier company such as FedEx or DHL.

Appointments for American Citizen Services will be available in:
Nuku’alofa on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Please click here to visit our website to review the documents that you are required to present for the different services. Please note that in addition to any original document, you will need to bring photocopies of ALL original documents, IDs, and passports.

Please note that we can only see applicants who have scheduled an appointment. We cannot accept walk-in applications! To schedule an appointment please send an e-mail to SuvaACS@state.gov or call (+679) 331-4466.

Please note we only have a limited number of appointments available. Once we confirm your appointment, we will also inform you which documents you need to bring with you, and will also advise you the fees you need to pay. Please note that we can only accept certified ANZ bank checks in U.S. dollars in the exact amount made payable to the U.S. Embassy, Suva. For security reasons, cash is not accepted.

Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV):

Appointments for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants will be available in:
Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Please note that NIV applicants must meet all criteria listed below in order to qualify for an appointment in Nuku’alofa. NIV appointments will be conducted at the Fa’onelua Convention Center (FCC) in Nuku’alofa. Do not plan to travel internationally before July 1, 2019. Given the distances and processing time, we cannot guarantee that passports will be available for travel before that date.

• No plans to travel internationally within two months of RDC date,
• Never been refused a U.S. visa before or been removed from the U.S. or denied entry into the United States at a Port of Entry, and
• Seeking a visa in one of the following categories:
o Temporary Visitor for Business or Pleasure (B1 and/or B2) – only if applicant has previously held a visa in this category, with validity of at least five (5) years, Student (F – Must have I-20A or I-20B and paid SEVIS fee),
o Exchange visitor (J – Must have DS-2019 and paid SEVIS fee), or
o Seaman or Airline Crewmember (C-1/D – Must have agency letter).

If you meet the aforementioned criteria and want to schedule an appointment to be interviewed in Nuku’alofa, please schedule an appointment using the online scheduling system http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-svc-tonga.asp. You may also contact the Call Center for assistance in scheduling your appointment.
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-svc-tonga.asp.

Call Center Phone Contact:
Tonga (for TCC and UCall users) | 0800 878 4444
United States | 1 703 520 2232
All Others | (+679) 331 4366
E-mail: support-fiji@ustraveldocs.com | Website: www.ustraveldocs.com

Please note we only have a limited number of appointments available. Please do not attempt to schedule an appointment if you do not meet the aforementioned criteria. Applicants who schedule appointments but fail to meet the criteria will have their appointments canceled and will not be allowed into the Fa’onelua Convention Center. We will not accept walk-in applications!

Applicants who have immediate travel plans or that do not meet the aforementioned criteria must schedule an appointment via www.ustraveldocs.com and must travel to the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, to submit their application.

Please note that applicants from Tonga can now submit their visa application documents through DHL, free of charge. This free service is only available through the DHL office at Fakafanua Center, Ma’ufanga for applicants who are qualified for drop box (mail-in) applications. To find out whether you are eligible for this service, please check the following links:
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-niv-visarenew.asp and
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-svc-visachild.asp

‘Aahi ‘a e Konisela ‘Amelika ki Nuku’alofa, mei he ‘aho 26 ki he ‘aho 28 Sune, 2019

‘Oku ‘amanaki ke folau atu ki Nuku’alofa ‘a e Konisela ‘Amelika ‘i he ‘aho 26-28 ‘o Sune, 2019, ke fakahoko ‘a e ngaahi sevesi ngaue ki he kau tangata’i/fefine’i Fonua ‘Amelika ‘oku ‘i Tonga. ‘E tanaki atu ki he sevesi ni ha ni’ihi tokosi’i ‘oku nau fakakakato mai ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u ‘oku haa atu ‘i lalo pea ‘e lava kenau fakahuu mai ha’anau tohi kole ki he kalasi visa folau fakataimi ‘i Nuku’alofa.

Sevesi ki he tangata’i/fefine’i fonua [citizen] ‘Amlika:
Temau tali ‘a e tohi kole kotoa ki he sevesi ki he Tangata’i/Fefine’i [citizen] fonua ‘Amelika, kau ki ai mo e ngaahi tohi kole ki ha lipooti ‘o ha fanau te’eki lekooti, tohi kole passipooti pea mo e fakamo’oni ki ha ngaahi tohi ‘e lava ‘o ngau’aki ‘i ‘Amelika ‘i he kaha’u [notary].

Ko kinautolu ‘oku tohi kole ke ‘oua na’a ke palani folau kae ‘oleva ke ma’u atu ‘a ho’o paasipooti. ‘E ‘ikai ke fakapapau’i atu he ‘ofisi ‘o e ‘Amapasitoa ha ‘aho pau ‘e ma’u atu ai ho’o paasipooti.

Kataki sio ki he loloa e taimi ngaue ki he ngaahi paasipooti:
Paasipooti fakavavevae: uike ‘e 2-3
Paasipooti angamaheni: uike ‘e 4-6
Lipooti ‘o ha taha fa’ele’i ‘i tu’apule’anga: uike ‘e 5-7

Ko e ngaahi taimi ngaue ni ‘e makatu’unga e loloa e ngaue kapau ‘oku fakakakato mai ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u fakapepa kotoa, pea kuo tali lelei ho’o tohi kole. Ko e tokotaha tohi kole kuo pau kene teuteu ‘a e anga hono fakafoki ko ia ‘o e paasipooti ‘i ha kautaha kulia (courier company) hange ko e kautaha FedEx pe DHL

Ko e faingamalie apoinimeni ki he tangata’i/fefine’I Fonua ‘Amelika ‘e kamata: ‘i Nuku’alofa ‘i he ‘aho Tu’apulelulu, 27 Sune, 2019.

Kataki vakai ki he uepisaiti ko ‘eni ke ke vakai ai ki he ngaahi me’a fakapepa ‘oku fiema’u ki he ngaahi sevesi katoa. Kataki fakatokanga’i ange ke tanaki atu ki he ngaahi tatau mo’oni (originals) mo ha ngaahi tatau [photocopies] ‘o e ngaahi tohi KOTOA, tohi fakamo’oni ‘o ko e [IDs], pea mo e ‘u paasipooti.

Kataki fakatokanga’i ange, ko kinautolu pe ‘oku ‘osi ‘i ai ‘enau faingamalie apoinimeni temau lava ‘o sio ki ai. ‘E ‘ikai kemau tali ‘a kinautolu te nau toki feinga hu ka ‘oku ‘ikai ha’anau ‘apoinimeni! Ko e kole faingamalie apoinimeni kataki ‘o ‘i-meili ki he SuvaACS@state.gov pe te ke telefoni ki he (+679) 331-4466.

Kataki fakatokanga’i ange ‘oku fakangatangata pe ‘a e tokolahi ko ia ‘o e faingamalie apoinimeni. Ko ‘emau fakapapau’i pe ho’o ‘apoinimeni, temau fakahaa atu leva kiate koe ke ke fakakakato mai ‘a e ngaahi me’a fakapepa kotoa pe ‘oku fiema’u ke ke ha’u mo ia, pea te mau toe fale’i atu koe ki he mahu’inga ‘a e pa’anga ‘oku tonu ke ke totongi. Kataki fakatoka’i ange ‘oku mau tali pe ‘a e ngaahi sieke mei he pangike ANZ, totongi ‘i he mahu’inga pa’anga ‘Amelika pea ke fe’unga malie ‘a e mahu’inga mo e totongi ‘oku fiema’u, pea ko e sieke kuopau ke tohi totongi ki he U.S Embassy, Suva. Tupu ‘i ha ngaahi ‘uhinga malu’i fakangaue, ‘e ‘ikai tali ha ngaahi totongi pa’anga hangatonu [cash].

Visa folau’eve’eva (NIV):

Ko e ngaahi faingamalie apoinimeni ki he kole visa folau ‘eve’eva ‘e kamata:‘i Nuku’alofa ‘i he ‘aho Pulelulu, 26 ‘o Sune, 2019.

Kataki ‘o fakatokanga’i ko e tokotaha Tonga kole visa folau ‘eve’eva kuopau ke ne fakakakato kotoa mai ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u kotoa ‘oku lisi atu kae malava ke kau ki he kole apoinimeni ko ia ‘i Nuku’alofa. Ko e apoinimeni ‘e fakahoko kotoa ia ‘i he Senita Fa’onelua (FCC) ‘i Nuku’alofa. Kuo pau ke ke fakakakato mai ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u kotoa ‘oku fakaha atu kae lava ke ma’u ha’o faingamalie ‘apoinimeni:

• ‘Oua na’a ‘i ai ha’o talani folau ki tu’apule’anga kimu’a ‘i he ‘aho 1 ‘o Siulai, 2019. Tupu mei he mama’o, pehe ki he taimi ‘oku fai ai e ngaue ki ho’o visa, ‘e ‘ikai kemau fakapapau’i atu e taimi ‘e maau mo ma’u atu ai ho’o paasipooti kimu’a ‘i he ‘aho ‘oku fakahaa atu.

• ‘Ikai ha’o palani folau ki tu’apule’anga ‘i loto he mahina ‘e ua kau ai ‘aho ‘o e RDC
• Te’eki ai ke tali ha’o kole visa ‘Amelika kimu’a pe fakafoki fakapule’anga koe mei ha fa’ahinga taulanga pe ‘i ‘Amelika

• Kuopau ke ke tohi kole mai ‘i he ngaahi kalasi visa ko ‘eni:
o Visa folau fakataimi ki he ‘eve’eva pe pisinisi (B1-B2) kapau na’e ‘osi ‘iai ha’o visa folau ki ‘amelika ‘i he kalasi visa ko ‘eni, pea ko ho’o ngofua visa na’e foaki atu na’e ‘i he ta’u ‘e          nima (5)
o Visa ki ha taha ako (F- kuopau ke fakafonu e foomu I-120 pe I-20B pea mo totongi ‘a e SEVIS)
o Taha kole visa ki he ngaahi polokalama fakafetongi pe kalasi visa ko e J (J- kuopau ke fakafonu e foomu DS-2019 mo totongi ‘a e SEVIS)
o Visa ki he kau Kauvaka ‘alu tahi mo e kau ngaue setuata vakapuna, kalasi visa koe C-1/D (kuopau ke ‘omi ‘a e tohi mei he kautaha vaka)

Kapau leva ‘oku ke fakakakato ‘a e ngaahi fiema’au kotoa ‘oku fakahaa atu pea ke fie faka’eke’eke/initaviu ‘i Nuku’alofa, Kataki ‘o puka ho’o ‘apoinimeni ‘o ngaue’aki ‘a e sisitemi puka apoinimeni he ‘initaneti: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-svc-tonga.asp. ‘Oku malava ke ke fetu’utaki ki he Kautaha Fetuutaki ‘oku ngaue’aki ‘e he Amipasitoa ‘Amelika ‘o ka fiemau ha tokoni ki hono puka ha’o ‘apoinimeni.

Telefoni ki he Kautaha Fetuutaki:

Tonga (ki he kau ma’u telefoni TCC moe UCall) | 0800 878 7777
‘Amelika | 1 703 520 2232
Mei ha toe fonua kehe | (+679) 331 4366
‘I-meili: support-fiji@ustraveldocs.com | Uepisaiti: www.ustraveldocs.com

Kataki ‘o fakatokanga’i ange ‘oku fakangatangata pe ‘a e ‘apoinimeni kole visa folau ‘eve’eva. Kataki ‘oua teke feinga ke puka ha’o ‘apoinimeni ‘o kapau ‘oku ‘ikai teke ma’u kakato ‘ae ngaahi fiema’u ‘oku fakaha atu. Ko ha tokotaha kole visa ‘oku ne puka ha’ane ‘apoinimeni kae ‘ikai kene fakakakato ‘ae ngaahi fiema’u ‘oku fakaha atu ‘i ‘olunga, ‘e kaniseli ‘enau ‘apoinimeni pea ‘e ‘ikai ke tali kenau hu ma ki he Senita Fa’onelua. ‘E ‘ikai kemau tali ‘a kinautolu tenau feinga hu mai kae ‘ikai ha’anau ‘apoinimeni!

Ko kinautolu ‘oku ‘i ai ha’a nau palani folau fakavavevae pea ‘ikai kenau fakakakato mai ‘a e ngaahi fiema’u kotoa ‘i ‘olunga, kuopau kenau tohi kole ‘apoinimeni ‘i he www.ustraveldocs.com pea kuo pau kenau folau ki he ‘Ofisi ‘Amapasitoa ‘Amelika ‘i Suva, Fisi ke ‘ave ki ai ‘enau tohi kole ngofua.

Kataki fakatokanga’i, kuo ‘ataa he taimi’ni kihe kau kole visa folau fakataimi pe ‘eve’eva mei Tonga ke fakahu ‘enau kole ngofua folau ‘eve’eva ‘i he kautaha DHL, ‘o ‘ikai ha toe totongi makehe. Koe sevesi ta’etotongi ko ‘eni, ‘oku malava pe ia mei he ‘ofisi ‘oe DHL ‘i he Senita Fakafanua ‘i Ma’ufanga kia kinautolu ‘oku lava ‘o ngaue’aki ‘a e founga meili mai. Ko e fakaikiiki fekau’aki mo ha taha ‘oku ngofua ke ne ngaue mai ‘aki ‘a e Sevesi ko eni, kataki ‘o vakai ki he ongo uepisiti ko eni:
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-niv-visarenew.asp; pe ko e
http://www.ustraveldocs.com/fj/fj-svc-visachild.asp