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 reciprocity fees/validities are in parentheses.
|Visa Class||Total Fee (USD)||Entries||Validity|
|B-1 (Short-term Business)||$160||Single||1 Month (3 Months)|
|B1/B2 (Short-term Business/Tourist)||$160||Single||1 Month (3 Months)|
|B1/B2 (Long-term Business/ Tourist)||$323 ($175)||Multiple||12 Months|
|H-1B (Specialty Occupation Work)||$293 ($160)||Multiple||36 Months|
|I (Foreign Media/Press)||$323 ($160)||Single||2 Months (3 Months)|
|L-1 (Intra-company Transferee)||$293 ($160)||Multiple||36 Months|
|L-2 (Spouse/Child of L-1)||$293 ($160)||Multiple||36 Months|
More information on the visa process and online applications can be found on the U.S. Embassy website at https://pg.usembassy.gov/visas/tourism-visitor/how-to-apply/
Please note that fees are only paid to the U.S. Embassy at the time of the interview. Applicants should never pay a “service fee” to an online visa broker prior to the interview. Fees can be paid in cash either in PGK or USD – we do not currently accept credit card payments for these services.
For questions or further information, please contact ConsularPortMoresby@state.gov