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.

Special Committee Team

11 Aug 2021


PNGICA would like to inform clients and stakeholders that our Special Committee team is now in place and ready to assist clients with pending applications from 2020 and the years prior, for the following:

  • Visas
  • Permanent Residency
  • Dual Citizenship / Citizenship
  • Passports
  • Compliance clearances

Clients with pending applications can contact the team directly on email [email protected] or phone (+675) 327 6200