Phone: (675) 327-6100

Contact Details

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

 (675) 327 6100


Introduction of E-visa for visa applications

This Public Notice serves to inform the general public and our valued clients of the availability of the Authority's (ICA) electronic visa application (e-visa portal) https://evisa.ica.gov.pg/evisa/account/login

The e-visa portal is a world standard traveller facilitation system, which allows applicants to submit a visa application whereever the internet is available.

Click here to view the public notice


Change of MSF Bank Account Number

This Public Notice serves to inform the general public and clients that effective of 2 nd July 2018 all Migration Service Fees, fines and charges relating to visa, passport, citizenship and permanent resident applications will now be made to this new bank account.Click here to view

PNG Immigration Signs Joint Cooperation Agreement with Australia

The PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA)  announced the signing of the
Cooperation and Mutual Administrative Assistance in Immigration with the Australian Department
of Home Affairs.Click here to view the media release


This Public Notice serves to inform the general public and our valued clients that following the
announcement of the Minister for Immigration and Border Security, this Authority (ICA) will be
suspending the services of all Migration Service Agents from lodging applications for visa, passport
and citizenship at Central Government Office.Click here to view the Public Notice

Fourth batch of Refugees Leave Port Moresby for the US

Fourth batch of Refugees leave Port Moresby for the US. Click here to view the media release

Chief Migration Officer clarifies re-entry of Kevin He Kai

Chief Migration Officer Clarifies re-entry of Kevin He Kai Chinese National.Click here to view the media release

Public Notice - Reporting of Complaints

Public Notice No. 11/2017 - Reporting of Complaints

This Public Notice is to infrom and encourage the general public and our valued clients to contact this Authority immediately to report and complaints and allegations of extortion by staff or persons claiming to be Immigration Officers for Investigation.

To view the public notice click here.

Processing Timeframe - PNG Passports

The General Public is advised that the timeframe for 'Fast Processing Service' is two (2) days from lodgment, whilst Normal Processing of PNG passports takes fifteen (15) working days.
 Click here to see the Public Notice on same.

Changes to PNG Passport Application Process

The PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority wishes to inform the general public that due to the recent integrity issues concerning lodgement of applications for PNG Passport by persons providing misleading/falsified information, the Authority is now implementing a stringent assessment and processing mechanism. These measures are put in place to protect the integrity of PNG's National Travel Documents.

Clients are to take note of the changes relating to documents accompanying their passport applications. Applications provided without conforming to the requirements (Birth Certificate, Commissioner of Oaths, Freelance agents...) will not be accepted.

Click here to view the Public Notice effective as at 1st March 2017.

Former PNG Citizens to surrender PNG Passports

The PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority wishes to inform the General Public and our valued clients that former Papua New Guinea citizens who are now citizens of a foreign county and over the age of 18 years and are still holding on to a PNG passport are advised to contact this Authority immediately to surrender their PNG passports

This Authority is imposing a 3 months moratorium which ends on 31st October 2017 for those concerned to surrender PNG Passports in their possession to be cancelled. Appropriate penalties will be imposed on those former citizens who continue to hold and use PNG passports to travel beyond the moratorium period.

 Click here to view the Public Notice effective as at 28th July 2017.

Enhanced Screening Of Travellers

Due to Ebola Virus and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS),PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority wishes to advice
that foreigners seeking to travel to PNG  to fill the Supplymentry health Form before they can be granted Visa: Download the supplementary Health Form here. The Public Notice which has been prepared in consultation with the Department of Health, National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority and Local representative from the World Health Organisation is available here

Feed back on Australian Visa On-line Facility

The PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority (PNGICSA) wishes to invite Papua New Guineans to provide feed back on their experiences when lodging for Australian Visas through their on-line Visa Facility.This information is required as a feed back to the Australian Govermnent on how their on-line Visa facility has served Papua New Guineans since its implementation, at the forthcomming PNG/AUSTRALIA Ministerial Forum in December 2014.The public is requested to provide the feed back through the fillable questionnaire and send the answers to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to download the fillable questionnaire.

To view or download the Public Notice click here

VOA Eligible Country list

The Government of Papua New Guinea recently announced the creation of a Visa on Arrival Eligible Country list.

View the Public Notice & VOA Eligible Country list here


New Migration Laws to Drive & Connect PNG

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration issued  media release on New Migration Laws to Drive Growth & Connect Papua New Guinea.

 Click to view  media release

VOA Ban for Australian Passport Holders

The National Executive Council in December 2013 decided to ban Australians from the PNG Visa on Arrival Facility.

This decision though taken in December last year, was not effected due to the Government's desire to give ample time to...Read Public Notice.


Notice on Fees 2014

Public Notice regarding application of Fees for Late Lodgement, Overstayers, Change of Status, Extension of Employment Visa under Bridging Work Permits & Non-Refund of MSF.

Click to view Notice

Proposed Amendments to allow Dual Citizenship

A Bill to amend the Constitution to enable Papua New Guineans to hold more than one citizenship was presented for its first reading in Parliament yesterday by Minister for Foreign Affairs & Immigration, Hon. Rimbink Pato, OBE, LLB, MP. The Bill also sought to clarify the limitations that may be placed on the personal liberty of asylum seekers.

Click here to view Minister's Statement to National Parliament.

Click here to view Newspaper clipping. 


Weekly Appointments with the Chief Migration Officer

Notice issued by CMO Rabura for Clients & Public Information.

To view the Notice click here

Complaints, Compliments & Suggestions

The PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority wishes to advise that it has set up a mechanism for recieving and acting on complaints, suggestions and compliments from general public and its clients.

See: Complaints, Compliments & Suggestions

The public notice is available here.

Revised Migration Service Fees(MSF)

Revised Migration Service Fees Consistent with National Gazettal Notice No. G384 of 05 September 2013.

To view the revised migration service fees Click here 

The National Gazettal Notice is available here.


APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)

The PNG Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority (PNGICSA) in its efforts to promote APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) wishes to encourage Papua New Guinean businessmen and women to apply for the APEC Business Travel Card with this Authority. To read the Public notice click here.