Joint Public Notice - PNGICA & DLIR

The Department of Labour and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) jointly announce the temporary closure of the Foreign Employment Division from DLIR that is responsible for issuance of Work Permit.

The Closure of the office commencing on the 19th of November 2021 would allow for the physical relocation of Staff, Assets and Work Permit system from DLIR to PNG Immigration Headquarters in Waigani.

The Work Permit function will reopen beginning 12 January 2022.

All Work Permit applications shall be lodged at the Immigration Client Service Counters inside Central Government Office (CGO).

This is part of the Government's vision to merger Visa and Work Permit and to create a one-stop-shop and limit unnecessary bureaucratic red-tapes and improves the ease of doing business in the country.

Indefinite Suspension of Client Services At The Central Government Office (CGO)

25 Oct 2021


This notice serves to inform the general public, visitors and our valued clients in Papua New Guinea through the National Capital District (NCD) that due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in NCD, ICA has suspended its counter services at the Central Government Office (CGO) effective as of the 25th October, 2021 for an Indefinite period until further notice.

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