How to search for a Business Licence

Using the “Register Search” feature you can find details of business licences that are registered in Tonga.

Click on the “Register Services” Tab on the main menu then select “Register Search.”  You may then enter the name of the business licence you wish to search.

There are two search options available.


This will take you to the screen that allows you to search the companies, business licence and business names registries.

Enter the name of the business licence you seek, and select the applicable registry in the drop-down box (business licences, companies or business names).  The name does not have to be an exact match, and the system will also search on past names that may have been used.  You may also enter the business licence registration number if you know it.

A list of possible matches will be displayed on screen and you can click on any one of these results to view the details of that business licence.

Click on the SEARCH >> button to display the complete search results for your search criteria.


There are other search criteria you can use to undertake more sophisticated searches.  Once you are on the search page, click on Advanced search.

Now you can customise your search in several ways:

Entity type and status

◦    All types (default) or
◦    only active, or only those that are no longer active

Location and activity

◦   You may search by location within the Kingdom by island group and further refine a search by business activity.  The Ministry believes this to be a powerful tool that will be of great interest to many.

Date of Registration

◦    You may search by date range to see what entities were registered in a certain timeframe