PNG Cardholders must re-apply for a new card two months before expiry with all the necessary documentation.
Migration Service Fee for renewal is K300.00
Replacement cards will be issued if the Cardholder’s details change (including passport details) or when a card is lost. Appropriate documentation such as a Police report will be required if stolen.
Migration Service Fees for replacement card is K300.00
Non PNG Citizens Seeking APEC Business Entry Permit
Current participants in the APEC Business Travel Card scheme are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Republic of the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam.
Entry procedures for processing APEC Business Travel Card foreign passport holders:
1. Foreign APEC business travel card holders can enter and exit PNG only through the international entry port at Jackson’s International Airport, Tokua and Wutung.
2. The holder must present their valid foreign passport and valid APEC business travel card at the designated immigration processing line at above mentioned designated ports of entry.
3. An officer after examining the passport and APEC Business travel Card and being satisfied that they are valid documents will then verbally advise the applicant that an APEC Business entry permit for business purposes has been granted and is valid for 60 days from the date of entry. The officer then will use the normal wet stamp to stamp the entry date in the passport and record the entry in the movement database.
Dependents of APEC Business Travel Card holders can apply for tourist entry permits at PNG Diplomatic missions or upon arrival in PNG.
The APEC Business card holder entry permit is valid while the holder’s passport and Business card remain valid and is good for multiple entries for a stay of up to 60 days.
Holders of APEC Business Travel Cards issued by their Governments who reside in PNG under another entry permit must comply with normal stay requirements under the respective Acts of PNG.
Extension of Stay
No extensions of stay are permitted. Foreign Business persons who overstay will be reported to their respective Government and banned from returning to PNG.
Where to Apply
Foreign nationals from APEC participating economies must apply in their country of origin for an APEC Business Travel Card.
An application for entry into PNG using the APEC Business Travel Card issued by the respective participating economy will be electronically transmitted by the participating economy through the APEC dedicated network to the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority and will be deemed to be an application for an entry permit.
A decision on whether the application has been approved or denied will be transmitted back to the applicant’s participating economy. The participating economy will advise the foreign national of the decision.
It is to be noted that the applicants would have undergone various security and character checks and their application vetted by an approved authority in their respective economies, therefore are bona fide businesspersons.
Migration Service Fees
Foreign Business persons - No fees to be paid to PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority.
APEC has decided that participating economies will only charge fees on their applicants only.
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