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

Visas

This High Commission does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

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

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Papua New Guinea. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

Prisoner pack

An explanation of the legal and prison system in Papua New Guinea to British nationals.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)

  • 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

  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors

  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, 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

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