Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Routine Consular Services; Outreach in Goroka

We are pleased to announce the resumption of all routine Consular Services at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, effective September 20, 2021.  All visitors at the Embassy must wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times. To make an appointment for American Citizen services (passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, etc), …

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CDC Issues New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Immigrant Visas

Starting October 1, 2021, immigrant visa, K-visa, and non-immigrant visa applicants recommended for a medical exam will be required to obtain full COVID-19 vaccination, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) policy.  Some waivers may be available in countries where a COVID-19 vaccine is not routinely available or if the vaccine …

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U.S. Embassy Consular Update – April 2019

Foreign Service Officer Test The U.S. Embassy is happy to announce that we will be offering the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) here in Papua New Guinea! The testing date will be on Wednesday, June 5 from 9:00 – 12:00 at the Embassy here in Port Moresby. The U.S. Department of State employs adventurous, adaptable, …

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PRESS RELEASE – U.S. VISA FEE CHANGES

Effective March 4, 2019, the following visa reciprocity schedule for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) categories for Papua New Guinea citizens will come into effect.  These changes will increase the fee and/or decrease the validity for the visa categories below, and are commensurate to those imposed by the Government of Papua New Guinea on U.S. citizens. Former …

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PNG Suspends Visas-on-Arrival for the Month of November

In a letter sent to all airlines Friday afternoon (Oct 12), and confirmed by the Chief Migration Officer Solomon Kantha Monday morning (Oct 15), the Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Authority (ICA) is imposing a temporary suspension of Visas-on-Arrival for all tourists and visitors from October 30 to November 30. This suspension will not …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Passport Fee Increase

U.S. Passport Fee Increase   Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for …

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News from the Consular Section

We wish you all a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving this Thursday, and hope you can spend it with family and friends wherever you are in the world! Please know that we are here for you if you need us, and we are always happy to hear “good news” from you, as well as assisting with …

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