Panoramic view of Papua New Guinea
Are you ready for an exciting adventure in Papua New Guinea? Don't forget to apply for a visa for your trip!

Visa to Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a popular tourist destination with spectacular scenery, beautiful beaches and diverse culture. If you are planning a trip to this country, you will need to apply for a visa. A PNG visa is a permit that allows you to enter and stay in the country for a specific purpose. You can apply for a visa online or by mail.

There are many types of visas in PNG for different travel purposes, whether it is for vacation, business travel or work. Each type of visa has its own requirements. To apply for a visa, you will need to fill out a form and provide the appropriate documents. The required set of documents depends on the type of visa you choose.

The application process can be complicated, so it is important to read the instructions carefully and gather all the necessary documents. If approved, you will be issued a visa containing information about the purpose of your trip, length of stay, and other conditions that must be met. It is important to note that a valid visa is required to enter the country and without it you will be denied entry. In addition, citizens of approximately 170 countries are required to apply for a visa in advance, regardless of the purpose of the visit or the need for a particular type of visa.

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Citizens of the listed countries can obtain a visa on arrival in Papua New Guinea:

Attendance 30 days

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong (SAR), India, Indonesia, Japan, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macao (SAR), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Korea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom (British passport), United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia

Attendance for 60 days

American Samoa, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong Kong (SAR), Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia (Republic of Slovakia), Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom (British passport), United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu

Types of visas to Papua New Guinea:

Multiple entry visitor visa

For tourists or groups of tourists who plan to travel to PNG for holidays or to visit relatives

Visa for athletes

For professional athletes who intend to participate in athletic competitions or events at PNG

Filmmaker visa (non-commercial)

For filming in PNG of a movie or documentary intended for public exhibition and not of a commercial nature

Business visa

For short-term business travel for the purpose of negotiations, participation in meetings. Valid for 30 days from the date of entry

Multiple entry business short-term visa

For repeated travel for authorized business activities. Not issued upon arrival in the country

Student visa

To complete a full course of study at an accredited PNG institution

Visa for professional internship

For workplace internships to gain experience and improve qualifications

Special visa

Engage in paid or unpaid activities approved by the PNG government

Visa for dependents of PNG citizens

For temporary accommodation for dependents of Papua New Guinea citizens

Work visa

To perform gainful employment activities. Requires a work permit

Visa for journalist

To carry out journalistic activities

Visa with limited admission to employment

For workers with specialized skills. Permits up to 4 entries per year for up to 30 days

Permanent resident visa

For long-term or permanent residence in the country

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List of documents required to obtain a visa to Papua New Guinea:


valid for at least 6 months after the trip, with a photograph

Color photo

digitally as required


the main page of the passport.

Booking Confirmation

airline tickets and hotels

Medical records

on COVID-19

Documents confirming the purpose of the trip:

For volunteers - a letter from the YWAM organization

For officials - an invitation from an APG partner

Present upon arrival:

Printed visa.

Confirmation of flight and accommodation booking.

Depending on the type of visa selected, the list of documents may vary.


Can there be problems entering PNG for citizens of countries that do not require a visa?

Yes, there may be problems if certain requirements are not met: the purpose of the trip must be clear, the passport is valid for at least 6 months, there is proof of financing and return ticket, there are no security threats.

Are fees refundable when a visa is denied?

No, visa fees are non-refundable in case of rejection.

Can I extend my visa in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, the validity of the visa can be extended.

What are the advantages of an e-visa?

E-visa can be obtained online, it saves time.

Can children over the age of 18 get a dependent visa?

Yes, if they are receiving education and financial support from the holder of the permanent residence visa.

Is there an expiration date on the visa issued?

Yes, you need to enter PNG within 6 months of visa issuance.

What types of visas are there for Papua New Guinea?

There are different types of visas, including tourist visas, business visas, work visas, student visas, transit visas and others. The type of visa you choose depends on the purpose of your trip.

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