Links and Information
Passport holders of certain nationalities require approval from PNG Immigration prior to arrival in order for visas to be issued.
For up to date advices on which nationalities will need to obtain a visa in advance of arrival, please visit the Papua New Guinea Immigration web site: http://www.immigration.gov.pg/visa/visa-all/34-general-information-for-intending-visitors.html. There is a link in the first paragraph which will give you an up to date list of countries which require to obtain a visa on arrival.
Regarding Australian Passport Holders, we have received Circular #39-2016 as of 11th July 2016 which advises that Australian passport holders are now again able to obtain Tourist Visas on arrival for a stay of 30 days or less. Click here to download a copy of this advice.
We highly recommend that all visitors to Papua New Guinea check current visa requirements and most up to date advices with their local foreign mission in advance of arrival, as PNG Immigration rulings are subject to change without notice. We do recommend that all travellers obtain a visa in advance of arrival for this reason, and to save time when you may find yourself with a short flight connection time in Port Moresby. For a list of locations please visit: http://www.immigration.gov.pg/all-locations.html
Applications for a visa can be made directly with the consulate/embassy or through a travel agent. Procedures for obtaining your visa in advance are listed here:- http://www.immigration.gov.pg/visa/34-general-information-for-intending-visitors.html
However, if you do plan on getting your visa on arrival, please ensure you have six months validity and at least one full blank page in your passport.