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.
Citizens of the listed countries can obtain a visa on arrival in Papua New Guinea:
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
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:
For tourists or groups of tourists who plan to travel to PNG for holidays or to visit relatives
For professional athletes who intend to participate in athletic competitions or events at PNG
For filming in PNG of a movie or documentary intended for public exhibition and not of a commercial nature
For short-term business travel for the purpose of negotiations, participation in meetings. Valid for 30 days from the date of entry
For repeated travel for authorized business activities. Not issued upon arrival in the country
To complete a full course of study at an accredited PNG institution
For workplace internships to gain experience and improve qualifications
Engage in paid or unpaid activities approved by the PNG government
For temporary accommodation for dependents of Papua New Guinea citizens
To perform gainful employment activities. Requires a work permit
To carry out journalistic activities
For workers with specialized skills. Permits up to 4 entries per year for up to 30 days
For long-term or permanent residence in the country
List of documents required to obtain a visa to Papua New Guinea:
valid for at least 6 months after the trip, with a photograph
digitally as required
the main page of the passport.
airline tickets and hotels
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:
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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