Kingdom of Tonga is a sovereign state in the subregion of Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. It is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, and the only sovereign monarchy in the Oceania. Head of the government is the Prime Minister of Tonga, and the monarch is the King of Tonga. Local currency is the Tongan pa’anga. Official languages are Tongan and English. Tonga is a member state of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States, and Pacific Islands Forum.
Economy of Tonga largely depends on remittances from emigrants that mostly live in Australia, New Zealand, and USA. Most labour force is employed in agriculture. Tongan economy has a large non-monetary sector. Tonga is not an offshore zone or a tax haven.
Business activities in Tonga are regulated by the Companies Act of 1995, 1999 and 2001; Business Licences Act of 2002, Registration of Business Names Act of 2002, and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Tonga
- Overseas company
- Individual entrepreneur
What is a commercial register?
In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.
Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.
We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.
Commercial register of Tonga is managed by the Business Registries Office of Tonga, a department of the Ministry of Commerce Tourism & Labour. The register was introduced in its electronic form in 2015, and some services of the Registries Office are available online.
Business Registries Office is also responsible for registration of trademarks and licenses.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the commercial register of Tonga is a company profile called View Local Company. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and date
- Tax ID
- Legal address
- Contact details
- Type of business
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Main activities
- Directors and shareholders
- Registered capital
- Charter and reports
- Other available information
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 5-7 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
An extract from the business register of Tonga can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
Tonga acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents on 24 February 1965 as a part of the United Kingdom.
Therefore, the documents issued in Tonga are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of Kingdom of Tonga and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
Our services can be paid by bank transfer, PayPal or by credit card.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 178,50 €||from 150,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|