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Contact Details

The Chief Migration Officer
PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority
P. O. Box 1790
BOROKO
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea

 (675) 327 6100

FAQs

Minister's Media Release - 8 November 2017

Media Statement by Minister for Immigration and Border Security, Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP on the Court Application on MRPC Closure Dismissed

Today The Minister for Immigration and Border Security Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP, today released a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling which dismissed a refugee's applicaiton attempting to prevent the relocation of residents from the decomissioned Manus Regional Processing Centre (MRPC).

To view the full media release click here.

Minister's Media Release - 5 November 2017

Media Statement by Minister for Immigration and Border Security, Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP on the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Must Move Out Of Lombrum Naval base To Access Available Services

The Minister for Immigration and Border Security, the Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP said today that as of 31 October 2017 the former Manus Regional Processing Centre (MRPC) at the Lombrum Naval Base has been decommissioned.

To view the full media release click here.

Minister's Media Release - 29 October 2017

Media Statement by Minister for Immigration and Border Security, Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP on the Engagment of Foreign Security Personnel Under New Contract Arrangements on Manus Island

The Minister for Immigration and Border Security Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP made a formal statement today on the recuritment of Fijians and other foreignres as security personanel under a new contract arrangement with the company Paladin Solutions that will take over from the current Broadspectrum on 1 November 2017.

To view the full media release click here.

Minister's Media Release - 29 October 2017

Media Statement by Minister for Immigration and Border Security, Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP on the Closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Secutiry Hon. Petrus Thomas, MP made a formal statement today on the position of the PNG Government on issues that needs to be considered by Australia as the Manus REgional Processing Centre (MRPC) closes next Tuesday.

To view the full media release click here.

Minister's Media Release - 22 February 2017

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Hon. Rimbink Pato, LLB, OBE, MP today responded to media reports that an Iranian refugee has been deported back to PNG, having travelled to Fiji by air from PNG using a fraudlent document. To view the Media Release click here.

Ministers Statement to Parliament - 26 October 2016

It gives me great pleasure to present the third and fourth annual report of the Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority (ICSA) and to infrom the House of agency's progress and achievements... To view the Ministers Statement to Parliament click here.

Minister's Media Release - 14 April 2016

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Hon. Rimbink Pato said that the recent passing of the Dual Citizenship Bill in Parliament concerns the consential amendments made to the Constitution and the Citizenship Act which will enable the grant of dual citizenship to persons qualified under the criteria set out by these amendments. To view the Media Release click here.

Minister's Media Release - 20 October 2015

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Hon Rimbink Pato, LLB, OBE, MP announced today that the National Executive Council (NEC) had endorsed a National Refugee Policy for Papua New Guinea. To view the Media Release click here.

New Visa Class & Revised Migration Service Fees.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Hon. Rimbink Pato, announced a recent decision by Cabinet for the creation of the New Visa Class  entitled, Designated Event Visa.

The media release is available here

PNG Takes Action On Refugees

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Hon Rimbink Pato, OBE, LLB, MP announced today that the National Executive Council (NEC) had approved action to address the situation of West Papuan refugees living in PNG and asylum seekers at the Regional Processing Centre in Manus Province. To view the Media Release click here

Minister's Media Release - 04 February 2014

Media Release issued by Minister Pato dated 04 February 2014 . PNG & Indonesia Sign a MOU on Reciprocal Visa Arrangements for Diplomats and Service/Official Passport Holders.

To view the media release click here.

Minister's Media Release - 27 January 2014

Media Release issued by Minister Pato dated 27 January 2014 re. Re-establishment of Kundu Cairns and Commencement of Visa & Consular Functions.

To view the media release click here.

 

Update to Parliament on Regional Resettlement Arrangements

On 18 September 2013 Minister Rimbink Pato, OBE, LLB, MP provided an important update to Parliament on the implementation of the Regional Resettlement Arrangements for asylum seekers that Papua New Guinea has undertaken with Australia.

The text of the Minister's statement is available here.

 

Minister's Media Release - 18 September 2013

In tabling the 2012 Annual Report of the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority Minister Rimbink Pato, OBE, LLB, MP highlighted the agency's many achievements and described some of the important work that is currently underway.

Media release available here.

 

Minister's Media Release - 3 July 2013

Today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Hon. Rimbink Pato, OBE, LLB, MP, announced that the NEC had agreed to pursue amendments to the Constitution to allow Dual Citizenship and to remove any doubts regarding the legality of regional asylum seeker processing arrangements.

Media release available here.