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Sportsperson Visa

About This Visa

Individuals are required to apply for this visa if they are a professional sportsperson who wants to visit Papua New Guinea to compete in a sporting competition or event.You may also use this visa if you are representing your sport in an official capacity for promotional and development purposes.

Criteria that must be met

The eligibility requirements for a Sportsperson visa will vary depending on your personal circumstances, including the purpose of your stay and the period of time you want to stay in Papua New Guinea.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be asked to provide ICA with evidence to support your application.


Validity Of Visa

Sportsperson visas are issued subject to the individual circumstances of the traveller.

For further information regarding the validity of Sportsperson visas, please contact ICA. 


How to apply

Applications for Sportsperson visas should be submitted using the form available for download at the bottom of this page.


Extension of stay

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.


Change of circumstances

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.



To obtain further information regarding the fees associated with lodging an application for a visa, extension or updating your details please refer to the Migration Services Fee Schedule, which can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Migration Services Fees, please contact ICA.