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Online registration is now open for the following meetings to be held in Port Moresby this month.

The meetings are:

  1. 12th Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum: 25-26 September
  2. Finance Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings: 15-17 October

To register for these meetings, please go to this link https://apec2018png.org/media/registration on the official APEC PNG 2018 website.

Please ensure to register before the DEADLINE, which is: A WEEK BEFORE THE START OF THAT PARTICULAR MEETING

REQUIREMENTS

Domestic Media

Journalist or Photographer/Cameraman must upload, a copy of:

  1. A form of ID (Valid Passport Bio-Data Page/Valid Work ID/Valid NID)
  2. Recent Photo (Portrait/Mugshot)
  3. Equipment List
  4. Letter of Assignment (on official letterhead, signed and stamped) from Media Organisation represented.

International Media

Journalist or Photographer/Cameraman must upload, a copy of:

  1. Valid Passport Bio-Data Page
  2. Valid Journalist Visa
  3. Recent Photo (Portrait/Mugshot)
  4. Equipment List
  5. Letter of Assignment (on official letterhead, signed and stamped) from Media Organisation represented.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

International media representatives are required to possess passports or other applicable travel documents being valid at least six (6) months with journalist visas upon their entries to Papua New Guinea. Those from economies, who DO NOT have visa exemption agreements with PNG, are advised to contact to the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council (DPM&NEC) Media Unit to get a Letter of Approval.

The following documents:

  1. Valid Passport Bio-Data Page
  2. Valid Work ID
  3. Recent Photo (Portrait/Mug shot)
  4. Equipment List
  5. Letter of Assignment (on official letterhead, signed and stamped) from Media Organisation represented
  6. Confirmed travel itinerary
  7. Completed PNG Journalist Visa Application Form. NOTE: To download a Journalist Visa Application Form, please go to link: https://www.immigration.gov.pg/images/documents/newforms/Application_for_entry_permit_form_new_savable.pdf

MUST be sent to: Terry Mark | Department of Prime Minister and NEC Media Unit | email: tmark1105@gmail.com or terry_mark@pmnec.gov.pg NOTE: Ensure to advise the Office above, where you intend to lodge your application abroad.

Once you receive a Letter of Approval, you will then be advised by the PNG Foreign Affairs Department of the respective PNG Embassies/High Commissions or Consulates listed on the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Services Authority, where to pick up your Journalist Visa.

You may also upload a copy of the Journalist Visa Application Form (completed) and all relevant documents onto your online International Media Registration Form for the respective meetings to be processed by the relevant PNG Government departments and authorities.

If you have a valid Journalist Visa, please proceed with your online International Media Registration for the respective meetings.

NOTE: Government Media or Official Press accompanying APEC Delegates must register as Delegates for your respective Economies.

MEDIA ACCOMMODATION

Please contact the Accommodation, Catering and Hospitality Manager Sharon Onsa on email: sharon.onsa@apec2018png.orgto secure bookings for accommodation.

MEDIA TRANSPORTATION

APEC shuttle bus service is provided for international media representative on arrival at the Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby to accredited hotels for the respective meetings. You may also use this service to attend the meeting venue at the International Convention Centre.

MEDIA PASS PICK-UP

All accredited APEC Media Passes will be issued in the Media Centre located at the International Convention Centre on the commencement date of the respective meetings between 8am and 9am.

NB: All passes must be collected prior to attending any meeting and must be worn at all times to gain access to meeting venues and related events.

NOTE: APEC ECONOMIC LEADERS WEEK (AELW) 2018 REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES.

CONTACTS:

• PNG APEC Coordination Authority International Media Centre (IMC) | Senior Communications Manager Russell Saigomi | +675 70593833 | russell.saigomi@apec2018png.org

• DPM & NEC Media Unit | Acting Director Matrom John | +675 71587910 | matrom.john@apec2018png.org

• Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade - Public Diplomacy Affairs Branch Executive Division | Acting Director Charlie Siniu Junior | + 675 73829313 | Email: junior.siniu@gmail.com

• Immigration & Citizenship Department Visa & Passport Division - Entries Branch PNG Immigration& Citizenship Service Authority | Manager Kessie Kapus | +675 3276100 | kkapus@immigration.gov.pg

• PNG APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) | Administration Manager Natasha Fabila | + 675 754337744 | natasha.fabila@apec2018png.org

For further queries, contact the APEC PNG Media Team on +675 76271203 or via email: media@apec2018png.org Go to link: apec2018png.org for more information.