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Registration for APEC Media Passes is now open for the Second Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM2) and Related Meetings, Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT), Tourism Ministers Meeting (TMM), Telecommunications Working Group Meeting and Senior Finance Officials Meeting. These events will be held through May and June this year.


Media representatives who wish to cover the Second Senior Officicals' Meeting are required to register online. This can be done via the Domestic and International media registration links below.

Domestic Media Registration Links:
International Media Registration Links:

Online media registration starts on the 9th of April. Please ensure representative/ s from your organisation have registered before the deadline, Tuesday the 8th of May 2018.


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

  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.

All accredited APEC Media Passes will be issued at the Official Registration Centre located at the International Convention Centre on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 8:00 am.

NB: All passes must be collected prior to attending any meeting and be worn at all times to gain access to meeting venues. For further queries, do contact us on the phone numbers listed below or via email:


Media representatives coming from overseas are required to possess passports or other applicable travel documents being valid at least six (6) months with press visas upon their entries to Papua New Guinea. Media representatives from economies who DO NOT have visa exemption agreements with Papua New Guinea, are advised to contact to the Prime Minister Media Unit to get a Letter of Approval.

The following documents (Passport bio data page, Recent Photo, Company ID, Equipment List, Letter of Assignment from your Media Organization and Flight Details) MUST be sent to:

Acting Director MS MATROM JOHN Department of Prime Minister and NEC email: or

Once you received an Approval Letter, you will then be advised by the Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs Department of the respective PNG Embassies/High Commissions or Consulates listed on the Papua New Guinea Immigration and Citizenship Services Authority where to pick up your Journalist Visa. Please download a Journalist Visa Application form fill in and submit. See Link:

You may upload a copy of the Journalist Visa Application (completed) and all relevant documents with your online International Media Registration Application form to be processed by the relevant Papua New Guinea Government Department and Authorities.

If you have a valid Journalist Visa, please proceed with your Registration for the APEC Second Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings in Papua New Guinea.

You must also upload a copy of your valid Journalist Visa with your Passport Bio-Data page, Recent Photo, Work ID, Equipment List, Letter of Assignment from your Media Organization and Flight details. NOTE: Government Media or Official Press accompanying APEC Delegates must register as Delegates for your respective Economies.


Please do care to make prior bookings at accredited Hotels within Port Moresby City.

  1. Airways Hotel
  2. Crowne Plaza
  3. Gateway Hotel (SOM2 Related Meetings Venue)
  4. Grand Papua Hotel
  5. Holiday Inn & Suites
  6. Lamana Hotel (SOM2 Related Meetings Venue)
  7. Laguna Hotel (SOM2 Related Meetings Venue)
  8. The Stanley Hotel & Suites (SOM2 Meeting Venue)

You may wish to contact the Accommodation, Catering and Hospitality Manager Judith Killa (Ms) on email: to secure bookings for accommodation.


APEC shuttle bus service is provided for international media delegates on arrival at the Jackson Airport, Port Moresby to accredited hotels for the APEC First Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings in Papua New Guinea. You may also use this service to attend the meeting venues at The Stanley Hotel, Gateway Hotel, Lamana Hotel and Laguna Hotel. For further queries do contact us via email:


Papua New Guinea APEC Authority International Media Centre Russell Saigomi (Mr) Tel: +675 70593833 Email:


Department of Prime Minister & NEC Media Unit Acting-Director Matrom John (Ms) Mb: 675 71587910 Email: Morata Haus, Melanesia Way, Waigani

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Acting Director Charlie Siniu Junior (Mr) Public Diplomacy Affairs Branch Executive Division P.O Box 422, Waigani, N.C.D, Port Moresby. Phone: +675 73829313 Email:

Immigration & Citizenship Department Visa & Passport Division Manager Kessie Kapus (Ms) Entries Branch PNG Immigration& Citizenship Service Authority Ground Floor (Tower A), Central Government Office, Melanesian Way, Waigani PO Box 1790

Boroko | National Capital District | Papua New Guinea Tel: +675 3276100 Email:

For information about ABAC meetings: Papua New Guinea APEC Business Advisory Council Natasha Fabila (Ms) Tel: + 675 754337744 Ground Floor, Central Government Office, Waigani