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


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