Vanguard International has a team of exceptionally knowledgeable professionals and provides friendly service. 


They listen to your requirements and make things happen that meet your needs and remove the stress of finding the solution. 


I would confidently recommend Vanguard International.



Clarita Pascual, Group HR Manager

Vanguard International provides comprehensive, accurate, timely labour hire / payrolling services and thorough, efficient Work Permit & Employment Visas services for our non-citizen employees.


We have developed a great partnership with Vanguard International, their dedication to Smit Lamnalco is evident in all aspects. We appreciate their attention to our specific requirements and creative approach to satisfy our needs.


Roman Czaus – Contract Manager, Papua New Guinea

They quickly source robust panels of candidates for all roles and for two senior management roles they received numerous applications and vetted the list of applicants in a way I have not seen previously from a recruitment company, making the process of short-listing candidates for interview simple and easy.


I would not hesitate to recommend the team at Vanguard International for their professional, friendly and timely service and attention to detail.


Danny Robinson – Chief Operating Officer

I was pleasantly surprised by their professionalism and excellent customer service during the course of their engagement. 


It can be a daunting process when recruiting for senior positions in any organisation but they made it look so easy.


I highly recommend Vanguard International to anyone seeking to engage a value driven and highly motivated team that provides quality outcomes.



Musje Werror – Chairman, Western PHA Board

PNG Ports Corporation Limited (“PNGPCL”) has over the last 5 years engaged Vanguard International for the recruitment of its Executive Management and/or Senior Management, including various technical positions.


Vanguard International have met our requirements and expectations on each occasion.


PNGPCL therefore considers Vanguard International as one of the prominent and reputable recruitment firms in the recruitment industry, given its track record.


Fego Kiniafa – Managing Director

They are a business centered on service, on compassion, not simply driven by dollars but more about caring for others, delivering dignity, improving welfare, and placing people in meaningful work.


Furthermore, Vanguard International's corporate social responsibility values are reflected in the attitude and actions of the many wonderful young Papua New Guineans who proudly don the Vanguard International uniform and brand.



Nicholas Kirke – Co-Founder & Managing Partner



Vanguard Limited, established in 1992 and trading as Vanguard International, is a wholly owned subsidiary of a significant PNG Landowner company, KutMor Limited.


Vanguard is a leader in recruitment, labour hire, payroll bureau and immigration services in Papua New Guinea.


The company currently employs 30 PNG citizens and 1 non-citizen, providing secure, satisfying employment for its loyal, enthusiastic team of bright young Papua New Guineans.



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  • Who is eligible to apply for a PNG Work Permit?

    Non-citizens over the age of 23 years, who possess the necessary skills and qualifications pertaining to the specific position offered by the prospective employer are eligible to apply for a Work Permit.
    Evidence of proficiency in English language is required for citizens of certain jurisdictions; the full list of these countries can be provided.
    The employer must be a local business registered by IPA to conduct business in PNG or a foreign entity registered by IPA to conduct business in PNG.
    All non-citizens who seek employment in Papua New Guinea must possess a valid work permit and a valid working resident visa before they can commence work in PNG.
  • What are the standard processing timeframes for a PNG Work Permit, PNG Visa & PNG Passport?

    Work Permit: Standard processing time is 15-20 working days from date of lodgement. 
    PNG Employment Visa: Standard processing time is 15-20 working days from date of lodgement.
    PNG Passport: Standard processing time is 15-20 working days for Normal Process and 48 hours for Fast Track Process.

  • Can Visas be extended in country?

    Yes, visas can be extended in country depending on the type of visa you have been issued and the eligibility requirements for a visa extension.

  • What Labour can Vanguard provide?

    Vanguard can provide hired labour for all sectors and at all levels – Citizens and Non-citizens

  • What do your Labour Hire services include?

    Our services include:


    1. Sourcing
      Oversight and administration of all HR related matters – including Medical, Superannuation, Salary Sacrifice and PPE