How to Apply for Papua New Guinea (PNG) Visa?

Note that in a recent media release (2022), the Immigration Minister re-launched the Online PNG Entry Visa Application function. Its aim is to fast-track the backlog of visa applications. Only certain groups of visitors are eligible for the online fast-track visa.

PNG entry visa comprises several classes. Find out which one suits you. 

How to apply for PNG visa

Classes of PNG Entry Visas

Tourist (Tour Package)

Relevant documents are provided (eg: A letter from Tour Group)

Group tours, student excursion groups, etc.

Tourist (own itinerary)

Relevant documents are provided (eg: Letter stating the purpose of the visit)

Individuals who wish to sightsee independently, travel, or visit friends, etc.

Easy Visitor Permits (EVP)

EVPs are strictly issued upon arrival in PNG to eligible nationals only, please refer to the list (Visa on arrival eligible country list) at www.immigration.gov.pg.

Visiting Relative

For individuals visiting husbands, wives, or other family members.

Journalist

For reporters, TV presenters, announcers and correspondents.

Yachtsperson

Owner, captain, and crew of a yacht as well as any accompanying spouse and/or children.

Validity of PNG Visa

All visitor entry permits are valid for a single entry stay of sixty (60) days from the date of arrival. Work is prohibited.

Where to apply

Application for all the above classes can be made at any PNG Diplomatic Mission.

Applications for tourist/visiting relative entry permits (for eligible nationals) can also be made on arrival at designated international ports of entry.

For those arriving by yacht, applications can be made at ICD or at the designated international port of entry.

How to apply for PNG Visa

1. Complete the “Application for Entry Permit” (Form 1)

2. Pay the Migration Service Fee (MSF)

3. Provide passport and documentary evidence.

Check out the countries eligible for the NEW online entry visa application.

Support documents to attach with the application form

  • Tourist (both tour package and own itinerary):
  • Return/ongoing ticket;
  • Evidence of funds (if required).
  • Visiting Relative:
  • Return/ongoing ticket
  • Evidence of funds (if required).

Journalist's Entry Visa to PNG

  • Return/ongoing ticket
  • Letter from sponsoring organization and list of equipment.
  • Approval from the International Organization Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Immigration must be obtained prior to the entry permit issue.

Yacht Person Entry Visa to PNG

  • Proof of ownership of vessel/ captain’s papers;
  • Ship’s log for details of crewmembers;
  • Customs Clearance form must be completed.
  • Accompanying dependents and crewmembers are issued a Tourist/visitor entry permit upon arrival.

Extension of stay in PNG

Extensions can be granted once only for a maximum of thirty (30) days whilst in PNG.

Applicants for extension should:

  • Complete the “Application to Extend Entry Permit” (Form 4);
  • Pay the MSF as set out in the Summary Table.
  • Provide a letter stating the reasons for the extension.
  • Provide a copy of the return airline ticket.
  • Further applications will not be considered.

How much to pay in PNG Visa fees

All Tourist Visas are free.

Journalist - effective 1 April 2014 the fee is AU$435.00*

*Check the local PNG Consulate or High Commission for the latest fees and travel info.

PNG Entry Visa Application
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