Australian High Commission
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Papua New Guinea Visa Applications

Papua New Guinea Visa Applications

 NOTICE: Anyone intending to enter PNG must contact the PNG Pandemic Controller David Manning, MBE, DPS, QPM and obtain the Travel Approval from the PNG National Operations Centre prior to travel/arrival in PNG. The Australian High Commission Ottawa cannot be involved in this process or make any follow-up on any client’s behalf with the controller. Please email the PNG Pandemic Controller at:  [email protected] and visit:

Travellers to PNG are required to provide the ICA PNG supplementary health form and a (negative result) COVID-19 medical certificate (both issued within 7 days) and valid proof of vaccination. You must also provide (another) COVID-19 medical certificate (negative result) within 7 days of departure to PNG and valid proof of vaccination. These documents must be presented to PNG for inspection upon arrival.

COVID-19 testing must be from a certified WHO health institute or hospital or accredited testing facility. A self-administered COVID-19 test undertaken at home without supervision from an accredited testing facility is not acceptable.

No person over the age of 18 years is permitted to board an aircraft bound for Papua New Guinea unless they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, using one of the following vaccines:  Pfizer-BioNTech; AstraZeneca-Oxford; AstraZeneca (COVISIELD/SII); Johnson & Johnson (Janssen); Moderna; Sinopharm; Sinovac.

For enquiries about travel to PNG, please contact ICA PNG directly for assistance: 



All Papua New Guinea (PNG) visa applications must be lodged by the applicant or the applicant’s sponsor, directly with the Immigration and Citizenship Authority of Papua New Guinea (ICA PNG).

Please visit the new ICA PNG website: for visa application forms and further details, including how to apply for a visa and enquire on the status of your visa application.

As at 12 November 2018, ICA PNG has introduced a new e-visa program which is now available online for the following visa types only:

  • Visitor
  • Journalist
  • Aid Worker or Volunteer
  • Short-term, Single-entry Business Traveller

For all other visa applications that are not e-visa eligible, the Australian High Commission’s role is limited to issuing a visa based upon approval by the ICA PNG.  Once you have been advised by ICA PNG that your visa has been approved, please contact the Australian High Commission (on: +1 613 236 0841 or by email on: [email protected]). Please do not mail your passport to the Australian High Commission in advance.

The Australian High Commission is unable to:

  • accept visa applications
  • provide information on the status of visa applications or ICA PNG processing times
  • collect visa fees
  • or amend/alter visa information.

Please note, ICA PNG determines your visa validity.

If you have questions about your visa application, or to enquire on the status of your visa application, please contact ICA PNG on: +675 3237 6100 or [email protected]

Visa fees are due and payable on arrival in Papua New Guinea. A schedule of current fees is also available on the ICA PNG website.