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
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.
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.
Get an emergency travel document
Contact us as soon as possible if you need an emergency travel document.
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.
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.
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.
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
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