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US visa fee changes

These changes will increase the fee and/or decrease the validity for the visa categories below, and are commensurate to those imposed by the Government of Papua New Guinea on U.S. citizens. 

Former reciprocity fees/validities are in parentheses.

Visa Class

Total Fee (USD)


Jurisdiction over US serviceman’s death queried

The NCD Metropolitan police commander, Perou N'Dranou, said since the death last Thursday, no information has been forthcoming from the embassy to assist police in their investigations.

He says given that the death occurred on PNG soil, the jurisdiction would fall to the local police to investigate.

US Embassy steps up preps ahead of APEC

Ambassador Catherine Ebert- Gray made the announcement during the recently held PNG-US Alumni annual general meeting.

“We just returned from an offsite where we scoped out APEC calendars, roles, activities and preparations.  The size of the American delegation to APEC fits the importance we place on a region which accounts for 55% of the world’s GDP, 44% of the world’s trade, and 40% of the world population,” said the ambassador. 

Car bomb kills eight people near US Embassy in Kabul

Three U.S. troops were among the wounded, a US military official said.

The blast hit at 7:55 a.m. (local time) in Kabul police district 9, near the embassy and Supreme Court, according to interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

The convoy targeted was mine-resistant and can withstand ambushes, coalition officials tweeted.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement posted by its media arm Amaq, the terror group said one of its members targeted "a column of American forces."

US Marines to be based in new US Embassy

This was revealed during the unveiling of plans for the new Embassy building and compound on Wednesday.

The new compound which is to be completed by 2019 will cater for 200 people including 13 Marine Soldiers.

The soldiers, commonly referred to as Marine Security Guards (MSG), are members of the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, a battalion-sized organization of U.S. Marines who are detached to  provide security at American embassies, American consulates and other official United States Governments offices.

Plans for new US Embassy unveiled

The building and compound which is expected to be completed just before the APEC 2018 Summit and be fully functional by 2019 will be built and operated using state-of-the art technology.

During the unveiling, US Ambassador to PNG, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, Catherine-Ebert Grey, said the new building will be a symbol of the importance the United States places on its relationship with the three countries and their continued support for the Pacific Region.

PNG journalist to observe U.S. election

Lahoc is a journalist at the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in Lae, Morobe Province.

In a statement, the Embassy says: “His experience as a journalist has focused on advocacy for improved education and informing the public on industrial, economic and environmental implications and benefits of large international projects in the province”.

The program Lahoc will join is the “Edward R. Murrow Project for Journalists for East Asia and Pacific” and runs from October 31 through November 18 in the United States. 

Man shot dead outside US Embassy in Kenya

"The officer fired back in self-defense and managed to kill (the attacker). My officer is in hospital in a stable condition. The victim died on the spot," Vitalis Otieno, the Gigiri division commanding officer of the Nairobi Police, told CNN.

The man killed was a Kenyan national, police said, but they are not releasing his name while the case is under investigation. His motive was not immediately clear.

The officer was stabbed in the head, Otieno said. Further details about the officer's injury weren't immediately available.

VIDEO: Students seek refuge at US embassy

The embassy said on Thursday police persuaded students to move from an adjacent construction site, where they had camped after the government closed their university due to the political turmoil.

Four people received minor injuries during the incident, the embassy said.

Burundi's capital, Bujumbura has been rocked by weeks of street protests since the ruling party announced on April 25 that Nkurunziza will run for re-election in elections in July.