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

Our services

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.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

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

Find out how to register a birth or register a death in Papua New GinGuinea. You can’t register a birth or death at the embassy.

Legalisation Service

The consulate does not provide legalisation services.

Ask the government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Local service providers

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.

Consular fees

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

Our people

Simon David Tonge

Simon David Tonge

British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea

  • Simon Burton

    Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Port Moresby

Contact us

British High Commission Port Moresby

Sec 411 Lot 1 & 2
Kiroki Street
Waigani
National Capital District
Port Moresby

Port Moresby
Port Moresby
Locked Mail Bag 212
Papua New Guinea

Public hours:
Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 12.00pm

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday - 8.00am to 4.00pm
Friday - 8.00am to 12.00pm
Passports collection Monday - Friday 9.00am to 12.00pm

Access and opening times