Papua New Guinea

Our company in Papua New Guinea operates from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Papua New Guinean economy is predicted to surge and stabilize in the next years. However, most organisations venturing into Papua New Guinea face roadblocks that often make the processes we take for granted elsewhere a challenge here. Basic necessities like employment of a foreigner, administering of payroll, paying taxes are not that straightforward.

The Innovare Group provides a full contract management model in Papua New Guinea specific to your requirements operating in multiple industries. We usually refer to this model as the Employee of Record (EOR) model. Some of the characteristics are elaborated below.

We are able to assist whether you or your consultant is an expatriate or local in Papua New Guinea.

We have a team of payroll, immigration and compliance specialists ready to provide professional advice in terms of contracting.

How Innovare Papua New Guinea can assist:

  • Immigration Services

  • Payroll Administration

  • Tax and Social Security Management

  • Other Employer Costs and Insurance

  • Statutory Benefits

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Immigration Services

Immigration laws in most countries in Asia Pac often hold a local entity responsible for the entry, wellbeing, good behaviour and eventual exit of the individual. This also ensures that local immigration and employment laws are adhered to. This host company will be the technical employer of the individual.

We assist with the sponsorship of the work visa. Please speak to your Innovare sales contact person who will determine the appropriate visa for you or your consultant.


Payroll Administration

Our Papua New Guinea company will administer the payroll for locals as well as for sponsored expatriates.


Tax & Social Security Management

All income derived from work performed in Papua New Guinea is subject to tax payment, regardless of payment location based on the reported monthly payroll. We shall deduct the respective tax amount each month accordingly and subsequently paid monthly to the Papua New Guinea Tax Office.

For locals, Papua New Guinea wages attract an employer social security premium of 8.4% of the salary. Employee premium contribution is at 6% of the salary.

There is no social security requirement for expatriates.  

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Other Employer Costs and Insurance

Innovare’s insurance policy in Papua New Guinea (subject to terms and conditions) includes Professional indemnity insurance and Public liability insurance and workman compensation insurance is charged at cost.

Needless to say, all Employee of Record consultants are required to have adequate medical insurance to cover them throughout the entire contract. While medical insurance covers for expatriates and locals, medical insurance is a must for expatriates working in Papua New Guinea.


Statutory Benefits

At the point of initial discussions, your Innovare sales contact will provide you with a list of statutory benefits which the agency or the end client must provide in compliance to the Papua New Guinea labour regulations.

Papua New Guinea Travel & Quarantine Requirements

Please check the link below for updated information:

Latest Papua New Guinea Travel & Quarantine Requirements

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been a constant change in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.