The British High Commission in Papua New Guinea maintains and develops relations between the UK and 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

Find out more on our UK and Papua New Guinea news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Papua New Guinea. You can access UK government services while in Papua New Guinea.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Papua New Guinea, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Papua New Guinea during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Papua New Guinea and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

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.

Apply online for an emergency travel document If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Consular fees

See our list of consular fees.

Our people

Keith Scott

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

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email uk.inpng@fco.gov.uk

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