New eVisa products introduced

02 Sep 2019

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MIGRATION OFFICER

New eVisa products introduced

[PORT MORESBY, 02 September 2019] Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha announced today the introduction of seven new electronic visa classes that are available online on the ICA website and is now accessible anywhere in the world.

“Anyone around the world with an access to internet can visit our website: www.ica.gov.pg to access the eVisa Application Portal and lodge their eVisa application online. This enables clients to receive their eVisa instantly", said Mr Kantha.

Mr Kantha said anyone who wants to visit Papua New Guinea and depending on their purpose of visit can apply online for the following eVisas: Restricted Employment Visa (REV); Sports person; Tourist (Own Itinerary); Tourist - Tour Package; Visiting Relatives; Yacht person and Foreign Official – Short Term visa.

"The introduction of these seven new eVisa products is a demonstration of ICA’s commitment to improve travel facilitation and generate revenue for the country. He added that the Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) is committed to realising the National Government’s plans to improve revenue collection and tighten border security", said Mr Kantha.

Mr Kantha advised that ICA will introduce new fees for its visa products this month which will be standardised in US dollars and will include a fast processing fee for visas. This will allow clients to pay their visa fee anywhere in the world through a new payment gateway online using a standardised US dollar rate.

Our clients are encouraged to apply for eVisa online through our official website and refrain from using secondary or third party websites as entry and refund is not guaranteed.