Participants attending the 8th Summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government are advised of the
following information for entry into Papua New Guinea.

Special Exemption – Designated Events Visa (Short Term Single Entry) will be issued to Heads of State and their delegates. This is a fee free visa. This visa class is available on arrival and offshore at any PNG diplomatic Missions/Posts with a validity of 30 days. *Note given the ACP Summit is a major undertaking by the Government all the official participants will qualify for this category of visa.
Visitor – Journalist Visa is issued to reporters, TV presenters, announcers and correspondents and is valid for a single entry stay period of (60) days from the date of arrival. The Migration Service Fee is K1000.00.
Visitor – Filmmaker (Commercial) is issued to persons filming in the country and is valid for sixty days from date of arrival and the Migration Service Fee is K1, 500.00.

Journalist and film maker Visa class both require clearance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister’s Media Unit.

Visitor – filmmaker visa additionally requires clearance from the National Filming Institute this office facilitates once appropriate clearance is made by the line agencies listed below:-

Ms Helen Aitsi
Acting Director
Public diplomacy and culture branch
Executive Division
Department of foreign affairs
PO Box 422
Waigani -131
National Capital District
Mobile: +675 7290 0015

Ms. Matrom John
Communication Manager
ITC Branch
Corporate Division
Department of Prime Minister & NEC
PO Box 639
Tel: +675 313 6550
Mobile: +675 7756 7773

The Director
National film institute
PO Box 795
Tel: +675 532 2897
Fax: +675 532 2938

APEC Business Travel Card holders

Participant and delegates issued with an APEC Business Travel Card endorsed by Papua New Guinea do not require a visa; hence can use their card for travel and entry into the country.

Passport Validity

All participants and delegates entering the country must ensure that their passport is valid for six months or more, otherwise entry into the country will not be permitted.

How to apply

All delegates not eligible for designated events visa or for the Visa On Arrival (VOA) are advised to obtain their visas prior to entry at the nearest PNG diplomatic Missions/Post of their country of residence. The supporting documents that you will require to submit at the time of your application are as follows:

  • Supporting letter from sending participating countries and territories
  • Sponsorship letter for the PNG Based Sponsor
  • Completed Entry Permit Application Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Supplementary Health Form

Australian Passport Holders

Based on the current visa ban on arrival, all Australian Passport holders must collect a visa prior to entry, otherwise travel will not be permitted.

Locations of PNG Diplomatic Missions.

Locations of PNG Diplomatic missions overseas are as follows:

  • PNG High Commission Canberra – Australia
  • PNG Consulate Sydney/Cairns/Brisbane – Australia
  • PNG Embassy Brussels – Belgium
  • PNG Embassy Beijing – China
  • PNG High Commission Suva – Fiji
  • PNG Embassy Jakarta – Indonesia
  • PNG Consulate Jayapura – Japan
  • PNG Embassy Seoul – South Korea
  • PNG High Commission Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
  • PNG High Commission Wellington – New Zealand
  • PNG Embassy Manilla – Phillipines
  • PNG High Commission Honiara – Solomon Islands
  • PNG High Commission London – United Kingdom
  • PNG Embassy Washington – United States of America
  • PNG Permanents Mission to the UN New York – United States of  America
  • PNG High Commission New Delhi – India

Addresses of the PNG Diplomatic Mission are available by clicking here

Visa on Arrival Eligible Country List

Note: in order to be eligible, travellers must hold a valid travel document from one of the countries below and which states they are a citizen of that country.

  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Natican City State)
  • Hong kong (SAR)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • * Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • * Japan
  • Kiribati
  • * Korea (south)
  • latvia
  • Liechtenstien
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (SAR)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Marshal Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Monaro
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Palai
  • Peru
  • Phillipines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romaina
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • United Kingdom (British Citizen Passport
  • United State of America (USA)
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu

* The above countries highlighted with an asterisk (*) are not eligible for visa on arrival until conclusion of Memorandum of Understanding offering reciprocal visa on arrival facilities

French Territories (as French Passport Holders) French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, New Caledonia, Reunion, SaintMartin (French part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and  Futana

Dutch Territories (as Dutch Passport holders) Aruba, Curacao, Saint Maarten (Dutch Part). Bonaire and Saint Eustatius and Saba

New Zealand Passport holding countries/territories Cook Island Niue, Tokelau

US Territories (holders of US passports) Guam, Northern Marina Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Island

UN Organisations and Agencies

Holders of other documents issued by the above countries, such as those issued to non-citizen residents, refugees, or oversea nationals are not eligible for visa on arrival.

Citizens of countries not listed above need to obtain a visa from the nearest PNG mission.Post abroad prior to their travel

Uplift Letter

Participants and delegates who are unable to obtain their visas prior to entry will be issued an uplift letter by the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Services Authority to facilitate entry into the country and collect Visa on arrival.

Each participant and deligate must fulfill immigration visa requirements by submitting the following listed below:

  • Supporting a letter from the sending organisation
  • Sponsorship/Invitation letter from PNG based company
  • Completed Entry Permit Form application form
  • Passport (readable, clear coloured copy)
  • Supplementary Health Form

The above indicated documents must be emailed to the PNG Lead Agency (i.e. PNG APEC Authority or Department of Foreign Affairs) who will then on forward all of these documents to PNG Immigration and Citizen Service Authority for assessment and processing.

Once the upper left letter is ready, it will be emailed to the PNG Lead Agencies mentioned above and will then on-forward to the respective delegation.

  • All participants and delegates must take with them the uplift letter to present to the airline staff during checking to avoid any inconvenience

Delegation list

All delegation list including flight details must be forwarded to the PNG immigration and citizenship authority at least two (2) weeks prior to arrival.


The Entry Permit Application and the Supplementary Health Forms are available on the PNG immigration website and can be downloaded.

Contact – PNG citizenship service authority

PNGICSA Officers that will take oversight on all these applications for the ACP meetings are Ms. KessieKapus, Manager, Entries branch, Ms Michelle Daingo, assisting manager, entries branch. Ms Yvonne Nawara-Meleke.

They can be contacted at following email addresses:

  1. Ms. KessieKapus
  2. Ms. Michelle Daingo
  3. Ms. Yvonne Nawara-Meleke