Consulate information


1350 Old Bayshore Hwy, #610, Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: (877) 400-0235 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers are allowed to enter if in the past 14 days they have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Covid-19 and if they have an official medical clearance issued at most 3 days before arrival. Travelers must complete a ‘Traveler’s Arrival Health Declaration Card’ and present it upon arrival.
  • Applications MUST be sent to the Tonga Consulate office in California by FedEx.
  • Passport must have six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of the United Arab Emirates for a stay up to 60 days.
  • TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL free of charge for nationals of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, UK, USA, and other countries for a maximum stay of 31 days.
  • VISITOR VISA application can be e-mailed to [email protected] and processing time is one to two weeks. Visa will be emailed to the applicant.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.


Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
5 to 8 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Business69.00Single5 years

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: May 16, 2022