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aussie 24-06-2003 11:48 PM

Visa information - Attention all Travellers to PNG !
 
This information is a guide to all persons intending to visit Papua New Guinea under the following category.

Tourist/Visitor Entry Permit :


Application for permits may be made at PNG Overseas Missions or where there is no PNG presence, the nearest Australian Overseas Mission. Entry Permits can also be obtained on arrival into Port Moresby’s Jackson International Airport. Tourist/Visitor Entry visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended for a further 30 days. Only one extension is allowed.

Procedure and Requirements are as follows:
  • The applicant must complete a Request for Entry Permit (Form 1)
  • Evidence of return tickets
  • Payment of Tourist/Visitor visa fee = K75.00
  • Visa extension (30days) fee = K200.00

Visa Extensions:

Tourist visas can be extended for one month for a fee of K200.00. The immigration and citizenship office in the Central Government Offices in Waigani, Port Moresby, is (almost) the only place in the country where you can extend visas and the procedure is slow and frustrating - worth avoiding if you can.

The immigration section (tel 323 2010; fax 325 5206; PO Wards Strip, Waigani) of the Department of Foreign Affairs is on the ground floor of Moale Haus at Waigani. The office is open only from **9am ** to **noon** and you’ll have to battle hordes of agents who are on first-name terms with the staff. Extending a visa takes at 1 – 2 weeks, officially, but one fortunate traveller reports managing it in a day.

Travellers who have tried extending their visas by mail from other parts of the country have generally found it impossible and have had to trek back to Port Moresby to retrieve their passports. If you do intend to do this, use a courier rather than mail. The address is:

Immigration and Citizenship Division,
Department of Foreign Affairs,
PO Wards Strip,
Waigani, NCD.

If you have problems it might be a good idea to talk to an agent - see the Yellow Pages under Visa Services.

We would refer you a reliable and efficient licensed Agent, Ms Kaia Reva of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu office, telephone 308 7000 or fax 308 7001,

Email: kreva@deloitte.com.pg

aussie 24-06-2003 11:53 PM

Business Entry Permit :

Business Entry Permit permits a person to enter PNG to conduct business as distinct from undertaking employment. Application for permits may be made at PNG Overseas Missions or where there is no PNG presence, the nearest Australian Overseas Mission.

Business Entry Permits can also be obtained on arrival into Port Moresby’s Jackson International Airport.

Business Entry Permit is valid for a maximum of sixty (60) days per entry and are valid for 12 months from date of issue. Entry permit can be extended once only for a further 30 days. Business entry permits are multiple entry.

Procedure and Requirements are as follows:
  • The applicant must complete a Request for Entry Permit (Form 1).
  • Covering letter from the sponsor detailing why the applicant is coming to PNG and expected number and length of visits is to be provided. Note that a sponsor letter is required in order to obtain a business entry permit on arrival.
  • Evidence of return tickets
  • Payment of Business Entry Permit = K500.00
  • Visa extension (30days) fee = K750.00

Working Visas:

Applying for a business visa requires all manner of letters from home and PNG, as well as details of your business. A multiple-entry visa allows up to 60 days stay each time and costs the equivalent of K500.00.

If you are seeking an employment visa, you must provide certain medical results, details for a police clearance, a copy of your employment contract , copy of Work Permit issued by the PNG Dept of Labour & Employment. A short-term visa will cost the equivalent of K550.00.

Church and aid volunteers can enter on a special K50.00 visa but the issuing authorities are required to wait for special immigration department approval. Researchers, film makers and journalists must submit their visa applications with a special application form from the National Research Institute (tel 326 0300; fax 325 0531; PO Box 5854, Boroko). They cost K50.00 (journalists K500.00).

People coming in by yacht pay K200.00 for a visa (which must be obtained in advance) and possibly a K300.00 customs clearance fee when they leave.

There are heavy penalties for overstaying your any visa, some as high as K5000.

aussie 24-06-2003 11:57 PM

Other information :

Some countries are regarded as “high risk” countries (Asians, India, Nepal, etc.). Entry permit clearance is required before they enter PNG.

Application to be lodged with Dept of Immigration (Migration office) in Port Moresby by the sponsor requesting for entry permit approval to be issued to the applicant upon arrival at Port Moresby’s Jackson’s International Airport. When entry permit is approved, a letter is issued to the sponsor and a copy to be sent to the applicant to produce to airline when travelling. Entry Permit will then be issued upon arrival at Jackson’s Airport.

aussie 25-06-2003 12:00 AM

HOW TO APPLY :

Overseas :

1. Complete and sign “Application for Entry Permit” (Form 1) together with a passport photograph attached.

2. Attach copies of supporting documents (copy of Work Permit of self or spouse in case of Dependant.)

3. Passport must be valid.

4. Make lodgement at the relevant PNG Diplomatic Mission.

5. If the PNG Diplomatic Mission is not in your area, then send your application forms together with your passport by return courier mail to the respective PNG Diplomatic Mission.

Passport/visa will then be couriered back after completion of visa.

MadeInUSSR 15-08-2005 04:34 AM

Wow... thats somthng new...

JohnB 17-01-2006 01:29 PM

New type of visa for PNG
 
I understand a new type of visa was available in PNG. The visa was being discussed some 12 months ago. As I understand it, the visa would allow a stay of about 5 years. Can this be confirmed. Would appreciate your assistance.


Quote:

Originally Posted by aussie
This information is a guide to all persons intending to visit Papua New Guinea under the following category.

Tourist/Visitor Entry Permit :


Application for permits may be made at PNG Overseas Missions or where there is no PNG presence, the nearest Australian Overseas Mission. Entry Permits can also be obtained on arrival into Port Moresby’s Jackson International Airport. Tourist/Visitor Entry visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended for a further 30 days. Only one extension is allowed.

Procedure and Requirements are as follows:
  • The applicant must complete a Request for Entry Permit (Form 1)
  • Evidence of return tickets
  • Payment of Tourist/Visitor visa fee = K75.00
  • Visa extension (30days) fee = K200.00
Visa Extensions:

Tourist visas can be extended for one month for a fee of K200.00. The immigration and citizenship office in the Central Government Offices in Waigani, Port Moresby, is (almost) the only place in the country where you can extend visas and the procedure is slow and frustrating - worth avoiding if you can.

The immigration section (tel 323 2010; fax 325 5206; PO Wards Strip, Waigani) of the Department of Foreign Affairs is on the ground floor of Moale Haus at Waigani. The office is open only from **9am ** to **noon** and you’ll have to battle hordes of agents who are on first-name terms with the staff. Extending a visa takes at 1 – 2 weeks, officially, but one fortunate traveller reports managing it in a day.

Travellers who have tried extending their visas by mail from other parts of the country have generally found it impossible and have had to trek back to Port Moresby to retrieve their passports. If you do intend to do this, use a courier rather than mail. The address is:

Immigration and Citizenship Division,
Department of Foreign Affairs,
PO Wards Strip,
Waigani, NCD.

If you have problems it might be a good idea to talk to an agent - see the Yellow Pages under Visa Services.

We would refer you a reliable and efficient licensed Agent, Ms Kaia Reva of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu office, telephone 308 7000 or fax 308 7001,

Email: kreva@deloitte.com.pg


naveed1234 27-07-2009 07:20 PM

Good INformative post
 
i found this post for very long time and i am very inspire and very thank full to owner of this post who attention me about visa problem.


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