Papua New Guinea Visa Info
Yes, you do indeed need a visa for PNG. This process has recently changed and Canadians, Americans and the nationals of some other countries are eligible to receive a visa-upon-arrival in Port Moresby. The visa-upon-arrival is free of charge. Passports must be valid a minimum of six months from date of intended travel.
Here is the list of the countries which qualify for a visa-upon-arrival. Note that Australia is not listed, but Tourist visas on arrival in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are also available for Australian passport holders for stays of up to 30 days and at no charge. For other visits, a visa is still required for entry into PNG unless the visitor holds an APEC business travel card. Here is more information for Australian citizens.
If you are from a country to which the visa-upon-arrival does not apply you will have to apply for and receive your visa prior to the start of your tour. For full detailed instructions visit this page. To start the visa process, you’ll need to fill out the PNG-Entry-Form. Then send to the PNG Embassy:
1. Entry form with all relevant fields filled out.
2. Check in the appropriate amount made out to Embassy of Papua New Guinea.
3. Your Passport.
4. One Passport photo.
5. Return envelope, stamped and self-addressed.
Processing time is 7-10 days. And – don’t forget to email us once you’ve received your Visa! We need a scan of it too, just in case.
The visa form asks for PNG information: Number/Street Town/Village; Province; Postal Address; Home/Business Phones. So, what do you write there? – Our hotels sometime change, so when you get to this point, ask us and we’ll let you know.
Australian Visa Info
Most of you will be connecting through Australia and some may be spending a few days there. You will need a valid passport with one blank page and a visa to enter Australia. Most U.S. and Canadian citizens entering Australia as a tourist, and staying for fewer than 90 days, are eligible for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The cost of your ETA is $20 Australian. If you do not qualify for an ETA you will have to apply for a Visitor Visa. Information for that can be found here.