Papua New Guinea Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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To enter Papua New Guinea, a passport valid for at least six months after entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

All listed nationals can obtain visas on arrival at Jacksons International Airport or Tokua International Airport, apart from Australians, who must obtain a visa in advance.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy/high commission to check visa requirements for Papua New Guinea.

Types and cost

Tourist/visitor visa (on arrival or in advance): free; single-entry business visa: £119.60; multiple-entry business visa: £239.10.


Tourist/visitor visa: 60 days; single-entry business visa: 30 days; multiple-entry business visa: up to 12 months with a maximum of 60 days per stay.


You don't require a transit visa if you stay within the airport.

Application to

On arrival at the airport (if eligible) or in advance at the consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). The multiple-entry business visa can only be issued in advance and is not available at the airport.

Working days

Processing for advance visas normally takes four working days if you apply in person and up to a week if you apply by post.

Sufficient funds

Visa applicants must show they have sufficient funds to cover their stay (a recent bank statement usually suffices).

Extension of stay

While in Papua New Guinea, you can extend a tourist/visitor visa for a maximum of 30 days; you can download the relevant form from the Immigration & Citizenship Service Authority website (

Embassies and tourist offices

Papua New Guinea Embassy in the USA
Telephone: (202) 745 3680. Website:
Papua New Guinea High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7930 0922. Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 and 1400-1630.
British High Commission in Papua New Guinea
Telephone: 325 1677. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1200.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.