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Apply for business license
(last modified: 07/04/2020)

Costs

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

TOP 115
10 mn  -  20 mn
1 day  -  3 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

Losana Timani

Computer Operator Grade 1
Tel: 7400105 ext.145
Email: losanat@mted.gov.to

Expected results

Receipt of Application for New Business Licence

Requirements

All
1. Application for a Business License
Application for a Business License (original)
completed by applicant
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid Identification (original)
3. Business Inspection Form
Business Inspection Form (original)
Upon Lodgement of application and the filled business inspection form, an inspection visit will be conducted to the site of intended business.
4.
Letter of Support from Government Agency (original)
Check Page 4 of business licence application form to see if an additional letter of support is needed for the specific business area
Foreign Investors
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
FIC Certificate (original)
If applicant is a foreign investor then a Foreign Investment Certificate is required to apply for a business licence.

Cost TOP 115

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Application for initial business license in person incl. of CT
Payment methods: cash, credit cards, Check
*Applying online for a new Business License is TOP $57.50 incl. of CT. *only company cheques are accepted and EFTPOS For more details on fees, please refer to attachment.
Business Licence Prescribed Fees Business Licence Prescribed Fees

Time frame

It takes 1-4 working days to obtain a business license.
Waiting time in queue: min   5mn - max  10mn
Attention at counter: min   5mn - max   10mn
Waiting time until next step: min   1 day - max   3 days

Legal justification

1. Business License Regulations 2012
Business License Regulations 2012
Article 3(1)&Schedule1

Additional information

APPLICATION ONLINE

If you wish to register online via https://www.businessregistries.gov.to , or to maintain an existing business licence online, you will first need a Business Registries account. Filling in the application form for a new license and renewal of license can be done online but payment has to be paid to the office.
BUSINESS NAME
You must determine what name to use on the business licence. If one decides to use any other name other than your own name then you are required to register that name under the Registration of Business Name Act 2013.
RENEWAL
Renewal of business license has to be done annually.

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

Sione Lautaha

Senior Registry Officer
Tel: +6767400104 / +6767400105
Email: sionel@mted.gov.to
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