Visa Fee Note (Posted 1-Oct-22): All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.
You will pay the appropriate visa fee at the Embassy at the beginning of your appointment. Please note we do not accept credit cards for visa fee payments; you must bring cash or a bank/cashier check (no personal checks). Fees can be paid in U.S. dollars or Papua New Guinea kina.
The current cost of a B1/B2 tourist visa is $160 U.S. dollars (PGK576). Other visa types may have different costs; please review the step-by-step information carefully.
Note: PNG nationals applying for a B1/B2 tourist visa normally receive a visa valid for one month, single entry. If PNG nationals want a 12-month, multiple-entry visa, you must pay an additional reciprocity fee (currently USD$163/PGK587). Details about reciprocity fees for Papua New Guinea citizens can be found here.
Please note that an in-person interview is required for all first-time visa applicants between age 14 and 79 years old.
Additionally, some visas can be issued or renewed by mail, in certain circumstances. Please review the information in the Apply/Renew by Mail section for details. Applicants in Solomon Islands or Vanuatu should review this information to see if they qualify for visa application or renewal by mail.
The following applicants may apply for or renew a visa by mail:
Please note that the visa fee can only be paid at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby in cash or with bank/cashier’s check. As a result, if you reside elsewhere in Papua New Guinea, or in Solomon Islands or Vanuatu, you must have a friend/representative come to the Embassy to pay the visa fee on your behalf. Further, you must submit your passport, DS-160 confirmation page, and photo to the Embassy (your friend/representative may deliver these on your behalf when the visa fee payment is made).
The Embassy recommends using an express courier service with tracking capability, such as DHL, for submitting your documents.
The Embassy’s mailing address is:
U.S. Embassy – Consular Section
Harbour City Road, Konedobu
Port Moresby, NCD
Papua New Guinea
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If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
The Consular Section has two computer terminals available in our lobby if you need to use them to complete and submit your visa application.