How to obtain a police certificate – Tonga

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Certificate

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Tonga:

If you live in Tonga:

You should apply in person or by mail at your local police station or contact the Officer in Charge of Criminal Record (see Special notes and considerations for complete address).

If you live outside of Tonga:

Application is to be done by mail.

If you are not a citizen of Tonga:

If you live in Tonga:

Application is to be done by mail.

If you live outside of Tonga:

Application is to be done by mail.

Information and documents you need:

  • Original copy of identity documents – Birth Certificate or passport. Copies must be certified as a true copy.
  • Proof of residence
  • Marriage certificate must be provided if your maiden name is different from your married name
  • If applying for the police certificate from outside Tonga, you must also provide fingerprints from nearest police station
  • Applicable fees

Visa applicants who submit a Tonga police certificate issued in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2013 will be asked to also provide a ‘full disclosure’ Tonga police certificate which lists all previous convictions regardless of any convictions deemed spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2013.

Special notes and considerations

Officer in Charge of Criminal Record
Central Police Station
P.O. Box 8
Nuku’alofa
Tonga
(676) 22-790

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