The Registrar General’s Office is governed by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act [Cap 42]. The Act regulates the registration of births, deaths, marriages, name changes, aliases and the solemnization of marriages.
The Office of the Registrar General operates under the Ministry of Justice. Registrar General is appointed by the Prime Minister with the consent of Cabinet. There are also sub-registrars who are appointed by the Registrar General following consultation with the Chief Magistrate and with consent of the Prime Minister.
At present, the Registrar General is the Hon. Minister for Justice; Samiu Kuita Vaipulu. There are 7 sub-registrars in Tongatapu whereas in the outer islands, Government Representatives acts as sub-registrars except where there is a resident Magistrate, the Magistrate also acts as the sub-registrar for that district.
The Office of the Registrar General consists of the following staff members –
- 1 Deputy Secretary
- 1 Legal Officer
- 1 Assistant Secretary
- 1 Vital Statistics Officer
- 1 Digital Archivist
- 3 Computer Assistants
- 9 Clerks
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