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Foreign Investment Registration  (2) expand_more expand_less

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Apply for Foreign Investment Certificate
(last modified: 12/03/2020)

Costs

( see details )

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

TOP 115
5 mn  -  20 mn
1 day  -  7 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Trade and Economic Development

Latai Estate,P.O Box 110, Cnr Queen Salote and Tupoulahi Rd, , Nuku'alofa
Tel: +6767400105 / +6767400104
Website: https://www.businessregistries.gov.to/

Unit in charge

Business Registry

Mon: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Tue: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Wed: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Thu: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Fri: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Sat: closed
Sun: closed
Closed during lunch hour from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Person in charge

Ilaisaane Tuitupou

Principal Assistant Registrar
Tel: 7400105 ext.138
Email: ituitupou@mted.gov.to

Expected results

Completed-Foreign Investment Certificate App.form Completed-Foreign Investment Certificate App.form
Receipt-FIC

Requirements

1. Checklist for Foreign Investment Certificate
Checklist for Foreign Investment Certificate (original)
The checklist outlines documents that are to be submitted together with the Foreign Investment Application Form
2. Application Form for Foreign Investment Registration Certificate
Application Form for Foreign Investment Registration Certificate (original)
3. Application Form for Foreign Investment (Amendment)
Application Form for Foreign Investment (Amendment) (original)

Cost TOP 115

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Application for initial Foreign Investment Certificate, incl. of CT
Payment methods: cash, credit cards, Check
*Applying online for a new Business License is TOP $57.50 incl. of CT. *Renewal of a business license in person is TOP $57.50 incl. of CT while renewal of business license online is TOP $28.00. *only company cheques are accepted and EFTPOS

Time frame

Waiting time until next step is 1 to 7 working days.
Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  15mn
Attention at counter: max   5mn
Waiting time until next step: min   1 day - max   7 days

Legal justification

1. Foreign Investment Regulations, 2007

Additional information

NOTICE: If applicant is a foreign investor then a Foreign Investment Certificate is required before the issuance of a business licence. - If Foreign Investor has arrived in the Kingdom on a Visitors' Visa. He can submit his application while in the Kingdom and return to his country awaiting the approval of his FIC and/or a Tongan Affiliate to launch the application for foreign investment on their behalf. - If Foreign Investor are applying from the outer islands: A letter of support is also needed from other island Officer's In Charge (OIC) to backup the application. - Foreign Investors ARE NOT allowed to operate business activities under Reserved List (refer attachment below).
Foreign Investment Regulation Foreign Investment Regulation

Complaints: Ministry of Trade and Economic Development

Entity in charge

Ministry of Trade and Economic Development

Latai Estate,P.O Box 110, Cnr Queen Salote and Tupoulahi Rd, , Nuku'alofa
Tel: +6767400105 / +6767400104
Website: https://www.businessregistries.gov.to/

Unit in charge

Business Registry

Mon: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Tue: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Wed: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Thu: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Fri: 08:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Sat: closed
Sun: closed
Closed during lunch hour from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Person in charge

Poinisetia Paongo

Deputy Secretary Registry
Tel: 7400105 ext. 121 / +6767400105
Email: poinisetiap@mted.gov.to
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