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National Office for Tongan/Pacific American Affairs

Human Services

National Office for Tongan/Pacific American Affairs


Acts as a liaison between Tongans in the U.S. and various agencies, translates and interprets and provides services to Tongans in the community Acts as a liaison between Tongans and various local, national and international bureaucracies. Services include the preparation of documents, assistance with immigration, advocacy and language interpretation in the courts, schools, etc., and counseling to prevent alcohol and drug use and child abuse. Also provides information about Tongan culture and customs and letters of introduction to anyone interested in travelling to Tonga. Issues travel documents to Tongans for travel to any foreign country. There is a branch office in the Los Angeles area.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS, CALTRAIN stop within 2 blocks.
18 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 37.573001 -122.319477 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Tongan



Varies according to service. Cash, checks and money orders accepted.


Tongan people, Pacific Americans or anyone interested in Tonga and the Pacific countries



How to Apply:

Apply by phone or mail.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • Nationwide
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County