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

Visa Categories

Visitor Category

This category comprises the following classes:

  • Tourist (Tour Package):

 - Group tours, student excursion groups, etc.

  • Tourist (Own Itinerary):

- Individuals who wish to sightsee independently, travel, or visit friends, etc.

  • Easy Visitor Permits (EVP): 

- EVPs are strictly issued upon arrival in PNG.

  • Visiting Relative: 

- For individuals visiting husbands, wives, or other family members.

  • Journalist: 

- For reporters, TV presenters, announcers, correspondents.

  • Sportsperson: 

- For sporting personalities visiting for short sports related stays.

  • Film-maker (Non-commercial):

- For individuals who wish to make not-for-profit or public release films.

  • Yachtsperson: 

- Owner, captain, and crew of a yacht as well as any accompanying spouse and/or children.



All visitor Entry Permits are valid for a single entry stay of sixty (60) days from the date of arrival. Work is prohibited.

Where To Apply

Application for all above classes can be made at any PNG Diplomatic Mission.

Applications for tourist/visiting relative Entry Permits (for eligible nationals) can also be made on arrival at designated international ports of entry.

For those arriving by yacht, application can be made at PNGICSA or at the designated international port of entry.

How To Apply

1. Complete the Application for Entry Permit (Form 1)
2. Pay the Migration Service Fee (MSF) as set out in the Entry Permit Fee Form.
3. Provide passport and documentary evidence as follows:

Tourist (both Tour Package and Own Itinerary):

  • Return/on going ticket;
  • Evidence of funds (if required).

Visiting Relative:

  • Return/ongoing ticket;
  • Evidence of funds (if required).


  • Return/ongoing ticket.
  • Letter from sponsoring organization and list of equipment.
  • Approval from the OIC Media Unit of the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council and the OIC Media/Public Relations at the Department of Foreign Affairs & Immigration. Click here for more information. 


  • Letter of invitation from the relevant PNG sporting body
  • Return/on-going ticket.

Filmmaker (Non-commercial):

  • Approval from NFI to be obtained prior to lodgment of application at PNGICSA.
  • Return/on-going ticket.


  • Proof of ownership of vessel/ captain's papers.
  • Ship's log for details of crew members.
  • Customs Clearance form must be completed.

Accompanying dependents and crew members are issued with a Tourist/visitor Entry Permit upon arrival.

Extension Of Stay

Extensions can be granted once only for a maximum of thirty (30) days.

Applicants for extension should:

  • Complete the "Application to Extend Entry Permit" (Form 4);
  • Pay the MSF as set out in the Entry Permit Fee Form.
  • Provide a letter stating reasons for extension.
  • Provide a copy of return airline ticket.

Further applications will not be considered.