Showing posts with label visa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label visa. Show all posts

PNG Visa Online Auto-Grant Function Reactivated 2022

Minister for Immigration and Labour, Bryan Kramer, re-launched the auto-grant system (PNG Visa Online Service) to reduce the high volume of applications and improve turnaround time for clients.

PNG Online Visa Application
PNG Visa Online Auto-Grant Function Reactivated

Eligible applicants for PNG Visa Online 

Kramer stated that the system is independent and will only be for selected visa classes including 

  • Tourists (own itinerary and tour package), 
  • visiting relative, 
  • yacht person (crew and owner), 
  • easy visitor permit (30/60 days) and 
  • the Restricted Employment Visa.
The minister said...

“This system is now available. PNG Immigration have used it before during the APEC in 2018, the Women’s Soccer World Cup and the Pacific Games in Port Moresby to facilitate large volumes of delegates. I want to reactivate this in a similar way but with strict conditions attached to the auto-grant letters,”

PNG Visa Online fast approval

The auto-grant will allow tourists and visitors on short-term visits to get their visas granted immediately instead of waiting for seven days to get approval.

“The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) will step up its compliance and enforcement efforts to ensure visitors are complying with the conditions set out in the auto-grant letters. 

With limited staff on strength, I am taking this option so personnel in the department can concentrate on other visa categories that need careful assessment and consideration”.

The auto-granting of PNG Visa Online applications does not in any way compromise the integrity of the systems or pose security risks.

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PNG eVisa Apply Online from 20 Eligible Countries

PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority (PNGI&CA) electronic visa (eVisa) can now be accessed worldwide in more than 20 countries. 

PNG online e visa application
Facebook/PNG I&CA

PNGI&CA is expanding our eVisa to all APEC member economies including Russia and Commonwealth member States including India, South Africa and Cyprus.

Nationals from one of those countries can now apply online and receive visas instantly to travel to PNG without the need to visit a PNG Embassy or High Commission.

The expansion of eVisa gives access to about 3 billion prospective visitors and tourists to visit PNG.

PNGI&CA as a PNG Border Agency is using its role to generate revenue and promote prosperity for our people.

PNG's eVisa is a world standard traveller facilitation system which allows applicants to apply for visas anytime, anywhere in the world as long as they are connected to the internet.

Reposted Facebook/PNGI&CA

EU Visa for PNG Citizens to be processed in Port Moresby Mid-2019

In a visit to the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU) in Brussels in November 2018, the Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Rimbink Pato said

“That [EU visa proccessing on PNG] is welcome news for our exporter and importers, and our citizens in general,” Pato said.
“They will not need to go to Singapore, Manila or Australia at great expense to obtain their visas. Next year they will be able to obtain ‘Schengen’ visas in PNG. Those visas allow entry to most European countries.”
The National Newspaper said that 
'A key result of the visit was that EU visas for PNG citizens will be processed in Port Moresby by the mid 2019'.
National Newspaper 01 November 2018
It is now 'in the middle of next year'  - this year 2019 - and would be nice to get an update on the promise of EU Visa processing in Port Moresby.

PNG VISA AND PASSPORT: FIVE (5) KEY CHANGES to IMMIGRATION and CITIZENSHIP SERVICES 2017

SOURCE: NBC News 14th September 2017
The Minister for Immigration and Border Security has announced a number of changes to improve fraud detection and abuse in migration services in the country.


A statement by Minister Petrus Thomas, says the changes, which will come into effect over the next few weeks, will also include a system to improve revenue collection for the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority.

Top among the changes is a direction to

PNG Work Permit One Entry, One Work Permit, One Job

The Government plans to review the work permits of all expatriates to ensure conditions have not been breached, and rules on the issuing of new ones will be stricter.

Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Mehrra Kipefa told The National that the department would implement a new policy from next year to tighten the issuing of work permits. A policy paper on it is currently before the National Executive Council.

“Our new policy starting next year will be one entry, one job,” Kipefa said.

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“We will review all work permits issued to expatriates to ensure they have only one job for which they were issued work or entry permit to work in the country.”

He said there had been some instances where some expats were granted a permit to do a certain job but then did other jobs.

“Those who are found to be doing such will have to be disciplined, including cancelling their work permits and having them repatriated back to their home country,” Kipefa said.

Kipefa said there were a lot of things to be fixed and he would seek the support of fellow ministers and state agencies to get things fixed.

 “We also have a lot of technical people coming into the country and doing jobs which our own people have the knowledge and the skills to do, and can competently perform,” he said.

“That is another issue I will be addressing.

“We will only issue work permits and recruit expatriates on jobs that Papua New Guineans are not able to perform.

“And these expatriates will be required to also train Papua New Guineans when they are employed here.”

Kipefa said jobs that Papua New Guineans could perform must be given to them.

“We will classify certain jobs, especially technical and skilled jobs only for our citizens,” he said.

“That is what I will be driving and we are looking at bringing the National Apprentice and Trade Test to the provinces and the districts.

“We have started with Mingende in Chimbu by launching a Trade Testing Centre for carpentry at the Saint Mary’s Technical School last week.

“And based on the success, we are looking at accrediting trade tests for other technical courses like mechanical, electrical, welding and plumbing.”

Kipefa said the policy on “one entry or work permit, one job” was expected to be tabled during the first sitting of Parliament next year.

“I am looking forward to giving a ministerial statement in Parliament on the policy and to commence the implementation,” Kipefa said.

The National