Showing posts with label Passport application form. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passport application form. Show all posts

BIRTH CERTIFICATE MANDATORY FOR OBTAINING NEW PNG PASSPORT

Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha says the office of Immigration and Citizenship authority will not compromise the integrity of PNG passports.

Png birth Certificate
Birth Certificate Mandatory when applying for PNG Passport (Image: Facebook)
He said this on his social media page today in response to a Drum piece in the Post Courier suggesting his office should relax its rigid stance that citizens should acquire national identification cards in order to apply for a passport.

The Coca Cola national schools rugby league tour to Queensland Australia was deferred because 75 per cent of the Under 18 boys and girls do not have the national identity cards to obtain a passport.

“The students are from around the country and the process is quite rigorous to get the NID certificate,” PNGRFL chief executive Reatau Rau said.

Kantha in response to the Drum piece said: “Let me place on record that a birth certificate is a mandatory requirement for a passport and ICA will not compromise the integrity of our PNG passports.

‘The detection of false NID birth certificates will affect the integrity of our passport system and affects the position of countries granting visa on arrival for PNG passport holders,”he added.

The NID is a fundamental and primary requirement for a passport and once this is compromised our passports will be questioned at entry ports in other countries and we will not be able to get to a stage of introducing biometric or e-Passports,” he said.

“Our birth registry process and NID must step up and improve or we will not get anywhere. All support must be given to Mr (Noel) Mobiha who is doing his best under trying circumstances.”

Source: Facebook October 1, 2019

PNG Passport Application: Where to Launch Your Application - Quick Info

The information provided here is for Papua New Guinea citizens. The three pieces of information are for PNG citizens wanting to:
  •  apply for PNG passport/travel document  from anywhere in PNG other than Port Moresby, 
  • get a child's birth registration certificate (registration of Child born overseas), and
  • know the four (4) requirements for a new PNG Passport application.
If you are renewing a child's passport or yours, the info provided in the recommended-read below will be helpful.


Recommended read: 

PNG Passport Application Form Completion Guide for Passport Renewal

PNG passport  application at your nearest provincial office


Png immigration and Citizenship Authority offices

Passport applicants do not need to travel to Port Moresby to lodge your PNG Passport application. The applicants can now lodge at one of our provincial offices near one of the centres nearest to you.

PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority offices are located in border provinces and in some main towns. PNGICA staff in provincial and border posts can assist you with your passport needs.

PNGICA has offices in
  • Daru,
  • Port Moresby,
  • Alotau, 
  • Lae,
  • Mt Hagen,
  • Vanimo,
  • Wutung
  • Tokua (Kokopo) and 
  • Buka.

PNGICA will soon have a new passport lodgement office at Koitachi Haus in Gordons, Port Moresby to meet our clients’ needs.

Registration of Overseas Birth – PNG Citizens


Application form online

If your child is born overseas, you MUST register the child for the purpose of PNG Citizenship. This must be undertaken within 12 months of the child’s birth. 

This also applies to legally adopted children.

If your child is older than 12 months but younger than 18 years, you have to attach a detailed statement of facts. If you have convincing reasons, the Minister for Immigration may allow your application.

The application must be completed by a parent who is a PNG Citizen. Ensure to fill and attach all documents. Registration is free, no fee applies.

Email citizenship@immigration.gov.pg for more info. Download the Overseas Birth Registration Form through this link (FORM C1 PDF)

PNG Passport information


Password application form pdf


Applications should be completed at least three (3) weeks before you leave the country. A passport is a travel document that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder mainly for the purpose of international travel.

Here are the requirements for a new PNG Passport application.
1. Fill out the PNG Passport Application Form
2. Attach two (2) current Passport size photos
3. Attach a copy of your NID Issued Birth Certificate, &
4. Receipt of payment - only K100.

Note: For fast processing, a fee of K300 is charged and you’ll get your passport within 48 hours.

You can download the Passport Application form through this link (Application for Travel Document, PDF)

Source: Image and info reposted from PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority social media account. 

If you have any questions, leave a comment below.