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Restricted Employment Visa Visa

About This Visa

Individuals with specialist skills and technical expertise, which is not available in Papua New Guinea can apply for this visa to undertake paid employment

Criteria that must be met

An applicant for a Restricted Employment visa must demonstrate that they hold specialist technical skills which are required to fill a short-term skills gap in Papua New Guinea. 


Validity Of Visa

Restricted Employment visas permits a maximum of four (4) entries in a twelve (12) month period. Each period of stay must not exceed thirty (30) days.

For further information regarding the validity of Restricted Employment visas, please contact ICA


How to apply

Restricted Employment visa applicants should submit their application using the paper form available to 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.