Virginia, US

Papua New Guinea Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Papua New Guinea — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Papua New Guinea, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

​The work authorization and immigration processes are administered by the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations, the Department of Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority, and Papua New Guinean consular posts.

Most business visitors require a business visa, valid for up to 60 days per entry.  Some nationals are eligible for visas-on-arrival and will be issued a single entry visa when they arrive in Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the following designated international ports of entry: Jackson's International Airport, Daru Airport, Wutung Airport (Vanimo) and Kagamuga Airport (Mt. Hagen). Visitors who will enter the country from other ports must obtain a valid Entry Permit prior to travel.

Foreign nationals on short-term assignments (30 days or less) can apply for a Restricted Employment Visa (REV).  REVs can be issued up to four times per year.

Long-term permits are suitable for foreign nationals seeking long-term work authorization (from one to three years).  Applicants must verify whether they require a professional registration before applying for a work permit and should have at least three to five years' relevant work experience.​

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.