The below information is a brief summary of customs regulations when you plan your international shipping to Tonga, Always double check with your local embassy or consulate to make sure you have all the information you need before you make your move. Contact the nearest Tonga Embassy.

When you plan your international shipping to Tonga, the following documents are required for customs clearance:

  • Passport
  • Work and/or Residence Permit
  • Invoices for new items
  • Inventory with estimated values
  • Letter authorizing Destination Service Provider to clear shipment

When shipping goods overseas to Tonga, the following items customs guidelines will need to be met:

  • Household goods and personal effects are generally allowed to be imported duty free in reasonable quantities for first time residents.
  • Items must arrive within a reasonable time of taking up residence in the country
  • Shipments are subject to quarantine and Customs inspection

When shipping goods overseas to Tonga, The following items are dutiable and/or restricted:

  • Appliances and electrical items
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Goods intended for resale
  • Some new household goods may be assessed for duty by Customs

When shipping goods overseas to Tonga, the following items are prohibited, but not limited to,  from entry into the country:

  • Drugs
  • Poisons
  • Dangerous cargo
  • Weapons

When shipping Motor Vehicles overseas to Tonga, the following documents and regulations will apply:

  • Only one allowed, duties and taxes payable
  • Motor vehicles at assessed values (generally reasonable)

If you are moving your household, commercial goods or motor vehicles to Nuku`alofa, Neiafu, Havelu   or to another other city, please give us a call to go over any questions on documentation.

The regulations are subject to change without notice. Our copanyis not liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.