The Office of Immigration and Citizenship Authority will remain open during the next 2 months of the State of Emergency.
Acting Chief Migration Officer Robert Kennedy says the Office will remain open weekly to provide vital services to clients, corporate partners and the non-citizens residing on short and long term basis in the country.
The Acting CMO stated that ICA will provide assistance in receiving applications for new entry, extensions and release of passports based on appointments through email and telephone communication only.
This medium of communication has been adopted with the State of Emergency rules for social distancing in the work place for officers and clients to avoid a face to face contact.
The Chief Migration Officer says these services are temporary and normal services will resume when the State of Emergency is lifted.
By Jack Lapauve Jnr, EMTV News, Port Moresby