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Papua New Guinea Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes


To enter Papua New Guinea, a passport valid for at least six months after entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

All listed nationals can obtain visas on arrival at Jacksons International Airport or Tokua International Airport, apart from Australians, who must obtain a visa in advance.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy/high commission to check visa requirements for Papua New Guinea.

Types and Cost

Tourist/visitor visa (on arrival or in advance): free; single-entry business visa: £119.60; multiple-entry business visa: £239.10.


Tourist/visitor visa: 60 days; single-entry business visa: 30 days; multiple-entry business visa: up to 12 months with a maximum of 60 days per stay.


You don't require a transit visa if you stay within the airport.

Application to

On arrival at the airport (if eligible) or in advance at the consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). The multiple-entry business visa can only be issued in advance and is not available at the airport.

Working days

Processing for advance visas normally takes four working days if you apply in person and up to a week if you apply by post.

Sufficient Funds

Visa applicants must show they have sufficient funds to cover their stay (a recent bank statement usually suffices).

Extension of stay

While in Papua New Guinea, you can extend a tourist/visitor visa for a maximum of 30 days; you can download the relevant form from the Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority website (

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Papua New Guinea Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 745 3680.
Address: Suite 805, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036,
Opening times:

Papua New Guinea High Commission in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7930 0922.
Address: , 14 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1300 and 1400-1630.

British High Commission in Papua New Guinea

Telephone: 325 1677.
Address: Waigani, National Capital District, Sec 411 Lot 1 & 2, Kiroki Street, Port Moresby, Locked Mail Bag,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1200.

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