Information for PNG Citizens


Papua New Guinea citizens residing in Australia are requested to note the following information.

Revalidation of Passports

To be lodged with Kundu Canberra/Sydney/Brisbane

The following documentation will be required:-

· Expired passport

· 2 recent passport photographs to be certified by Pastor/Commissioner of Oaths/Lawyer

· PNG Passport Application Form

· Self-addressed Express Mail Envelope

· Bank cheque for $25.00

Expired PNG passports will only be revalidated for another 12 months period. Holders of revalidated passports must lodge Application for a new Passport with PNG Immigration and Citizenship Service soon after receipt of their revalidated Passport.

 

New Passports

To be lodged with PNG Immigration and Citizenship Service, Waigani

The following documentation will be required:-

· Photocopy of expired passport pages

· 2 recent passport photographs to be certified by Pastor/Commissioner of Oaths/Lawyer

· PNG Passport Application Form

· Self-addressed Express Mail Envelope

· Bank cheque for K100.00

 

Lost/Stolen Passport

With lost or stolen passports, the matter must be reported immediately to the local Police Station.

The following documentation must then be submitted to Kundu Canberra/Sydney or Brisbane soon after:-

· A letter explaining circumstances, date/time, location where passport was lost or stolen, including efforts made to recover the document, and

· Attach a Police Report.

The relevant Kundu Office will contact you and advise the next course of action.

 

Dependents holding PNG/Australian Passports

Children of mixed PNG/Australian parents who hold both PNG and Australian passports are to note that before the child reaches 18 years of age, a decision on whether the child is to hold one or the other passport must be made.

Possession of both the PNG/Australian passports after the child has reached 18 years of age is illegal and an offence under the PNG Passports Act.

If the holder decides to hold the Australian passport, the PNG passport must be surrendered to Kundu Canberra/Sydney or Brisbane.

 

Registration

The Government of Papua New Guinea encourages its citizens residing overseas to register with the local PNG Diplomatic Mission or Post soon after arriving in that country.

Citizens affected are Permanent Residents, Holders of PNG Passports on various Australian visas and students studying in Australia.

The PNG Diplomatic Mission/Post will need the information you provide to represent and/or visit you in the event you are arrested, harmed by local officials or are a victim of violence, and where appropriate contact your family in PNG on your behalf.

Citizens are therefore encouraged to fill in the Registration Certificate and lodge it with your nearest PNG Diplomatic Mission/Post.

Remember, if you do not register, assistance and support may be slow because your identity has to be verified with relevant Authorities in PNG and this may take weeks.

Visitors on short-term visits (up to 3 months stay) such as Tourists, Visiting Relatives and similar visas are not required to register.

Click here to download form

 

Request for Copy of Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates

To request for a  Certificate, there is NO need for individuals to fill in a form, all one has to do is  to write a formal letter requesting a copy of certificate including full name, date, and place of birth, marriage or death details. If you are holding a copy of your Extract of Entry, send a copy of this with the letter.

For payment of this document, you must arrange for a bank draft of  K22.00  (K15.00 for the certificate and K7.00 for the search)or in Australian Dollars, A$12.00.

Also suggest that you add an extra K10.00 for postage from PNG and include a self addressed envelope for the dispatch of the certificate.

The documents and payment should be sent through international couriers such either TNT or DHL to :-

              Registrar General's Office

              Attention: Office of Civil Regsitry

              P O Box 470

              WAIGANI, NCD

              Papua New Guinea

              Phone: (675) 323 6154         Fax: (675) 232 1056                                          

 

  For further information contact Mrs Carol Golu on mobile: (675) 7274 1191 or (675) 344 1013.

 

Click here to download Application form for Search or Official Copy

Click here to download Application form for Information of Birth