Papua New Guinea eVisa

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Papua New Guinea eVisa Information

The Papua New Guinea eVisa (PNG eVisa) is an electronic visa that grants entry to the country for eligible travelers and is obtained by completing a simple online form.

There are several types of eVisa for Papua New Guinea that may be granted for different purposes.

Visitor visas permit a foreign national to travel to Papua New Guinea for tourism, leisure, social reasons, or visiting friends or relatives.

Applicants can select either a 30-day or a 60-day visitor PNG eVisa.

Business travelers may also apply for permission to enter Papua New Guinea using the eVisa system.

The Business eVisa for Papua New Guinea allows short stays of up to 30 days and permits the visitor to carry out a number of business-related activities in the country.

Both visitor and business eVisas are valid for a single entry only.

The eVisa portal can also be used to apply for a Restricted Employment Visa (REV) for Papua New Guinea online.

This is available for workers with specialist skills and technical expertise who wish to undertake employed work in the country.

REVs may be used for up to 4 entries per calendar year.

Foreign nationals who are traveling for another purpose or are ineligible for an eVisa should contact their nearest Papua New Guinea embassy or consulate for information about how to apply for the necessary visa.

Single entry
Visitor visas, business visas, and Restricted Employment Visas (REV) available
Permits stays of up to 30 or 60 days
What is Necessary?

Passport with at least 6 months’ validity

Credit or debit card

Current email address

Papua New Guinea eVisa Requirements

In order to obtain a Papua New Guinea eVisa, applicants must meet the necessary requirements.

Travelers must be from an eligible country to apply online for a PNG visa.

Applicants are required to fill in an online application form with their details and provide the following items:

  • Passport issued by an eligible sovereign state with a minimum of 6 months’ validity from the date of arrival in the country and at least one page for a PNG entry stamp
  • Copy of the bio data page of the passport
  • Active email account to receive the eVisa
  • Payment method (credit or debit card)

For an online business visa or Restricted Employment Visa, a letter from a business associate in Papua New Guinea verifying the purpose of visit, intended frequency and duration of stay, and the place where the traveler will be conducting business/working is also required.

The passport that is used to complete the Papua New Guinea visa application form online must be presented at border control along with the eVisa in order to enter the country.

If the passport used to apply is lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise made invalid, the traveler should reapply using their new passport.

Countries Eligible for Papua New Guinea

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Papua New Guinea

Countries Eligible for Papua New Guinea

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

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Papua New Guinea

Last update: 23/09/2021

In order to enter Papua New Guinea, passengers and airline crew must have the approval of the country’s State of Emergency controller. Passengers can only fly to Port Moresby (POM), with flights only operating from the following locations: Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, or Vanuatu. Transit is not currently permitted. Travelers must have a medical certificate proving that they tested negative for coronavirus in an RT-PCR test in the 72 hours before departing for Papua New Guinea. They must also have a vaccination certificate to prove they are fully vaccinated with one of the following: AstraZeneca (SK Bioscience), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, or Sinovac. It is also necessary to obtain an approved International Air Passenger Travel Form (I-APTF) and complete an e-Health Declaration Form online before departure, bringing the generated barcode to present at border control. Arrivals must undergo quarantine for up to 21 days, for which they must have a reservation at a hotel.

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Papua New Guinea Visa FAQ

  • What is the Papua New Guinea eVisa?

    The Papua New Guinea electronic visa, or PNG eVisa, is a digital travel visa that authorizes the holder to enter Papua New Guinea. It can be obtained exclusively online, rather than in person from an overseas diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate).

  • How do I get a visa to Papua New Guinea?

    International travelers can obtain a Papua New Guinea visa by completing a simple online PNG visa application form.

  • Who is eligible for a Papua New Guinea eVisa?

    According to the Papua New Guinea visa policy, nationals of many countries, including the majority of European countries, are able to apply online for a PNG visa. Use the visa checker at the top of this page to see if your nationality is eligible.

  • How long can I stay in Papua New Guinea with the eVisa?

    International travelers can stay in Papua New Guinea with a PNG tourist visa for a maximum of either 30 days or 60 days, depending on the option chosen when applying online. Business eVisas for PNG grant a maximum stay of 30 days.

  • How do I apply for an eVisa online for Papua New Guinea?

    Foreign nationals can apply online for a Papua New Guinea eVisa by filling in an application form with their basic personal data (full name, nationality, etc.), their passport details, and their contact information. The streamlined process takes a matter of minutes to complete.

  • How long will my Papua New Guinea e-Visa take to process?

    The Papua New Guinea eVisa is processed quickly. The processing time can vary depending on the current volume of applications, but in general, applicants will receive their eVisas within 3 business days. In some cases, the PNG eVisa may be delivered within 24 hours.

  • When you must fill out the Papua New Guinea eVisa form?

    In most cases, applicants receive their eVisa for Papua New Guinea within a few business days, so they should apply a minimum of 3 days prior to their trip. Nevertheless, it is advisable to apply at least a week in advance of travel.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    While filling in the PNG visa application, travelers should take the utmost care to enter their details correctly and double-check all their answers before submitting the online form. Once the form is sent, it cannot be corrected. The traveler must then reapply.

  • What happens if my eVisa application is rejected?

    The most common reason why a Papua New Guinea eVisa is rejected is due to small errors on the application form when it is submitted. Applicants should ensure that the information they enter is accurate and correct. If an eVisa application is rejected, travelers may reapply.

  • Can I extend my eVisa in Papua New Guinea?

    It is not possible to extend a Papua New Guinea eVisa. If an international traveler wishes to spend more time in the country, they must first leave and then apply for another eVisa in order to return.

  • Do I need to get an eVisa if I am just in transit in Papua New Guinea?

    No, travelers do not need a PNG visa if they are transiting through the country as long as they remain in the international transit area of the airport and have all the necessary documents to travel to and enter their final destination. They can remain in the airport visa-free for up to 8 hours.

  • How can I check my Papua New Guinea eVisa status?

    Applicants will receive updates about the progress of their PNG visa application by email.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my tourist eVisa for Papua New Guinea?

    No, once the PNG tourist eVisa is granted, it cannot be canceled. It remains valid until it is used to enter the country or until it expires.

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