British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea and the UK enjoy good relations as historic partners and allies. Both are outward looking Commonwealth nations committed to democracy, trade and investment, and support for the United Nations.
We develop our historic bilateral relationship further by focusing on several main areas of co-operation:
working with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government on issues of common concern, such as good governance, human rights issues, with a particular focus on women’s rights and climate change
working with PNG to strengthen effectiveness of the Commonweatlh
maximising commercial opportunities for British business
Get or renew a passport
The British high commission can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get an emergency travel document
Contact us as soon as possible if you need an emergency travel document.
Travel advice: For information and advice on travelling to Papua New Guinea, see travel advice for Papua New Guinea.
Get a visa
The high commission can’t help with visa enquiries.
If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa. If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.
Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Papua New Guinea, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
The consulate does not provide legalisation services.
Ask the government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service providers
- A list of English speaking lawyers and interpreters. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested and will give you a prisoner pack information for British prisoners in Papua new Guinea. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
See our list of consular fees.
What we cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
make business arrangements on your behalf
Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Port Moresby
British High Commission Port Moresby
Sec 411 Lot 1 & 2
National Capital District
Locked Mail Bag 212
Papua New Guinea
Telephone (+675) 303 7600
Fax (+675) 325 3547
Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 12.00pm
Monday to Thursday - 8.00am to 4.00pm
Friday - 8.00am to 12.00pm
Passports collection Monday - Friday 9.00am to 12.00pm