Eligibility for PNG Citizenship (Section 67 of the National Constitution)
A person who has resided continuously in the country for at least eight (8) years may apply to the Minister responsible for Citizenship matters to be naturalized as a Citizen, and the Minister may, if he is satisfied as to the matters there in, in his deliberate judgment but subject to the advice of the Committee, grant or refuse the application.
To be eligible for naturalization, a person must:
If an applicant for naturalization so requests, any child of the applicant who is under voting age at the time when the applicant is naturalized becomes a citizen by naturalization on the naturalization of the applicant.
Application for Naturalization (Section 69 of the Constitution)
Subject to Subsection, an application for naturalization under Section 67 (citizenship by naturalization) must be made
Where in his opinion it is just to do so, the Minister responsible for citizenship matters may in his deliberate judgment,(but subject to Division 4 (Citizenship Committee) extend the periods referred to in Subsection (1) where he is satisfied that,
An applicant for citizenship by naturalization shall complete three forms:
1. Application for PNG Citizenship Form;
Inclusion of Children in Application
Children may be included in a parent's application for citizenship provided that the children are under seventeen (17) years of age at the time of application. Children of seventeen (17) years and over must submit a separate application for citizenship by naturalization.
An applicant for Citizenship must provide the following:
Fees for Citizenship Application
The cost for application for Citizenship by Naturalization is K10,000.00 and must be paid at the Vulupindi Haus, Ground floor.
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