JDA Wokman provides Work Permit & Visa processing services.
Ensuring your personnel have the correct documentation prior to arrival in PNG will avoid costly delays to your business. Our staff can prepare and lodge your employee Work Permit and Employment Visa applications and will keep you informed throughout each stage of the process.
The usual Work Permit and Visa process consists of 2 stages:
- Stage 1 - Work Permit Application (PNG Dept of Labour & Industrial Relations) (DLIR)
- Stage 2 - Entry Permit Application for a Working Resident Employment Visa (Immigration and Citizenship Services) (ICS)
The processing and approval of the Work Permit and Employment Visa may take approximately 6 - 8 weeks to obtain once we receive the completed documentation in our office.
If the applicant originates from a “High Risk Country” the Visa approval may take up to an additional 4 weeks to approve due to additional security checking procedures followed by ICS.
Applications can not be lodged until all required paperwork is in order.
The Employment Visa Application can not be lodged until the Work Permit is approved.
If Work Permits are required for engineers, those individuals will be required to become a member of the PNG Institute of Engineers.
This may take an additional 10-14 days (engineering staff are required to complete membership forms and provide evidence signed by a JP, of his degree/certificates).
Likewise for other professional occupations – e.g. Accountants will require full PNG CPA membership.
Applications for Work Permits will be required on original forms and certified copies of original certificates with JP signatures and stamps. The PNG authorities are very strict on this.
JDA Wokman will provide all required forms for Work Permit and Visa applications and assist with document completion if necessary.
To minimise delays in obtaining employee Work Permits & Visas, companies contemplating work in Papua New Guinea, should contact: Petra Kopania at Applus Velosi JDA.
3rd Floor, ENB Haus Grandville Harbour City
Port Moresby Central Business District
Phone + 675 321 0800 Fax + 675 321 0806 Mobile + 675 7190 8807
Requirements associated with engagement of foreign contractors and their employees are summarized in the brochure - click here to download