This category comprises the following classes:
Dependents of Resident (Long Term) entry permits must be included in the initial application.
Dependent means the spouse and children (under 18 years of age) of the applicant.
A dependent of the holder of a Resident (Long Term) Entry Permit may be granted a dependent entry permit only for the purpose of residing in Papua New Guinea with the substantive Resident (Long Term) Entry Permit holder.
Employment for dependents is prohibited.
A spouse must be over 18 years of age and cannot be of the same sex as the applicant.
A child born to a permanent resident holder automatically qualifies for PNG permanent residence as a dependent. An evidencing fee of 100 kina applies for evidencing the visa in the child’s passport.
An applicant must:-
The Resident (Long Term) may be subject to conditions according to law.
The entry permit is for multiple entry and the holder can enter and exit PNG subject to having a valid foreign passport and evidence of the entry permit.
Entry permits will be issued for the life of the holder\s current foreign passport. Entry permits may be re-evidenced on presentation of a new passport and payment of a fee of K200.
Holders of Resident (Long Term) entry permits are exempt from the provisions of the Employment of Non-citizens Act.
A Resident (Long Term) entry permit may be cancelled according to law in cases such as the holder being convicted of an offence and sentenced by a court in PNG to imprisonment for a period greater than three months or where the holder remains outside Papua New Guinea for more than 12 months continuously without reasonable cause.
Where To Apply
The completed application form together with supporting documentation must be lodged at PNGICSA.
Migration Service Fees
The application fee is K5,000.
The fee for re-evidencing the entry permit in a new passport is K200.
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