Expedited Visa for
Papua New Guinea

When you need to get your visa for Papua New Guinea processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family & Friends Sightseeing
  • Family Emergencies

Papua New Guinea Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Papua New Guinea Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Conference/Seminars

Papua New Guinea Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Papua New Guinea Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Papua New Guinea Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Papua New Guinea Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Get a Specialists Visa for Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea issues Specialists visas for:
  • Volunteer
  • Research
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Humanitarian

Papua New Guinea Specialists Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Papua New Guinea with a U.S. Passport, a Specialists Visa is required.

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Papua New Guinea Specialists Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Papua New Guinea related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if a Arriving from an infected area with 5 Days.

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About Papua New Guinea

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Papua New Guinea at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Papua New Guinea

Archeological evidence indicates that humans arrived on New Guinea at least 60,000 years ago, probably by sea from Southeast Asia during an Ice Age period when the sea was lower and distances between islands shorter. Although the first arrivals were hunters and gatherers, early evidence shows that people managed the forest environment to provide food. There also are indications of gardening having been practiced at the same time that agriculture was developing in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Early garden crops--many of which are indigenous--included sugarcane, Pacific bananas, yams, and taros, while sago and pandanus were two commonly exploited native forest crops. Today's staples--sweet potatoes and pigs--were later arrivals, but shellfish and fish have long been mainstays of coastal dwellers' diets.

When Europeans first arrived, inhabitants of New Guinea and nearby islands--while still relying on bone, wood, and stone tools--had a productive agricultural system. They traded along the coast, where products mainly were pottery, shell ornaments, and foodstuffs, and in the interior, where forest products were exchanged for shells and other sea products.

The first Europeans to sight New Guinea were probably the Portuguese and Spanish navigators sailing in the South Pacific in the early part of the 16th century. In 1526-27, Don Jorge de Meneses accidentally came upon the principal island and is credited with naming it "Papua," a Malay word for the frizzled quality of Melanesian hair. The term "New Guinea" was applied to the island in 1545 by a Spaniard, Íñigo Ortiz de Retes, because of a fancied resemblance between the islands' inhabitants and those found on the African Guinea coast. Although European navigators visited the islands and explored their coastlines for the next 170 years, little was known of the inhabitants until the late 19th century.

Learn more about Papua New Guinea in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.