Activities and categories of people who may be considered under for a Special Exemption visa include (non-exhaustive list):
The eligibility requirements for a Special Exemption visa will vary depending on individual circumstances including the purpose and period of stay.
Validity of a Special Exemption visa is subject to the individual circumstances of the applicant.
For further information regarding the validity of Special Exemption visas, please contact ICA.
Special Exemption visa applicants should submit their application using the paper form available to downloading at the bottom of this page.
Depending on the type of visa you have been issued, you may be eligible to extend your stay in Papua New Guinea without leaving the country.
The eligibility requirements for a visa extension will vary depending on your personal circumstances, which include the purpose and the period of time you have already spent in Papua New Guinea, and length of the extension sought.
For further information regarding visa extensions, please contact ICA.
If your circumstances change at any time during the visa application process or after your visa is issued, you must inform ICA. A change in circumstances may affect your ongoing eligibility for the visa issued.
If your circumstances have changed, please notify ICA immediately.
A change in circumstances may result in you having to pay a Migration Service Fee. Migration Service Fees are listed here.