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.


We have a range of visas that allow you to come to Papua New Guinea for a holiday or to visit friends and family.

All available classes

Please select from the below visa classes.



This visa is for individuals and groups who want to visit Papua New Guinea for a holiday or to visit friends and family.


This visa is for professional sportspeople who are visiting Papua New Guinea for a specific event.

Film-maker (Non-commercial)

This visa is for not-for-profit film or documentary makers.