For the latest information on Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 outbreak please visit https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/.
The best way to find out information about immigration and citizenship is by visiting the Department of Home Affairs website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
The Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea has no visa function. Our office in Suva, Fiji manages visa services for clients in Papua New Guinea. Please visit: Visas and migration (highcommission.gov.au)
The Australian Visa Application Centre, TT Services, is no longer in operation in Port Moresby. You can apply online for most Australian visas and citizenship through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply.
Post Specific Information
Requests to provide biometrics
Australia does not currently have biometrics collection arrangements in PNG. Clients resident in PNG, regardless of nationality are therefore not required to provide biometrics. Please disregard any requests to do so.
DNA testing for Citizenship by Descent Applications
You should NOT make any arrangements for DNA testing until you receive a formal request to do so.
When/if you have received a request, the steps are as follow:
- You should engage a NATA accredited lab (see https://www.nata.com.au/accredited-facility and Form 1259i - Information about DNA testing for visa and citizenship applicants);
- Once you have engaged the lab, they will then contact the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby;
- An officer at the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby, will then contact you or your migration agent directly, to arrange an appointment for collection of your DNA samples, by an accredited panel doctor.
If you have read this information and still need more information or help, you can contact the Visa Office at the Australian High Commission in Suva here: Contact us