China Embassy in Tonga
Visa Application Form of PRC
Ambassador: Mr. Cao Xiaolin
Address: Vuna Road, Nukualofa, Kingdom of Tonga (P.O. Box 877)
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, Monday to Friday (except holidays)
Consular Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday to Friday (except holidays)
Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office of Chinese Embassy in Tonga
Tonga Archipelago is also known as the Friendly Islands. It is made up of 173 islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, about 650 kilometers east of Fiji and 1,770 kilometers northeast of New Zealand. It can be divided into three island group: Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu. Only 36 of all its inlands are inhabited. It enjoys tropical rainforest climate. May to August is the dry season and December to April the rainy season. Rainstorms and strong wind or even hurricane may usually happen during November to March.
Land Area: 699 square kilometers (about 270 square miles)
Time: It is 12 hours earlier than GMT and 4 hours earlier than Beijing Time.
Language: Tongan, English (taught as the second language in schools)
Major Religions: Christianism
Currency: seniti, pa'anga (Tonga dollar)
New Year's Day (January 1), ANZAC Day (April 25), Emancipation Day (June 4),Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga (July 12), Constitution Day (November 4), Christmas (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26)
Notices for Chinese Going to Tonga
1. Chinese citizens should get a visa upon entry. Applicants can apply for and get an entry permit at the Tongan Honorable Consulate in Beijing in possession of a copy of valid passport and invitation letter. Entering the country with the permit, visitors can get a travel visa after arrival, which is valid for one month.
2. There are visas for visitors, business, employment and transit. Citizens of all the nationals who is over two years old should pay for an airport tax if their transit periods exceed twenty-four hours.
3. Applications for visas should be made prior to arrival. Approximately three to five working days are required.
4. Visitors are allowed to stay up to one month. Extensions for a maximum of six months or in exceptional circumstances six months required permission from the principal immigration officer. Business and employment visa are valid for up to two years and they can be renewed when they are going to be expired.
Please contact Embassy of Tongo in China if this country's citizens are in troubles there.
Related Chinese Embassies in Oceania: Vanuatu, Australia, Fiji