Message for U.S. Citizens: New Remote Fee Payment Option for Renewal of Adult U.S. Passports

Location: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that, beginning September 13, 2020, U.S. citizens in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu will have the option of paying certain passport fees online using a U.S. or international credit/debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S. bank, Amazon Pay, or PayPal.

For those who qualify, the new option will remove the need to make an in-person appearance with a consular officer in order to pay fees and/or to obtain foreign bank checks for services provided during consular outreach trips.

Physical application materials must still be sent to the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section using a local or international courier with pre-paid return service, unless such materials can be presented during a confirmed outreach trip by a consular officer.

The new online fee payment options is only available to applicants who need to renew a fully validity (10 year) adult U.S. passport issued when the bearer was at least 16 years old.

U.S. citizens who wish to take advantage of this new fee payment option should visit our Passport Services page for more information on requirements and for and step-by-step instructions.

Please note: Fee payments and services for all minor applicants, for applicants who need a first-time adult passport, and for replacements for lost or stolen passports must still be done in-person at U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, the U.S. Consular Agency in Honiara, or during a consular outreach trips.

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that, due to local and worldwide precautions related to COVID-19, online scheduling for routine in-person services such as passport renewals is currently cancelled. U.S. citizens in need of emergency consular services or urgent in-person passport services should write to us at ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov or call the Embassy at +675 308 2100.

For questions about this message, please contact the Embassy’s Consular Section at ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov.