Criteria for Permanent Residency


An applicant must:-

  1. be the holder of a current valid foreign passport;
  2. be the holder of a current valid PNG entry permit;
  3. be normally resident in PNG;
  4. have a working knowledge of English or a PNG language;
  5. be of good character and good standing in the community;
  6. not have been convicted of an offence and sentenced by any competent court in PNG or a foreign jurisdiction to imprisonment for a period greater than three months;
  7. provide certified police certificates for PNG and any other country that they have resided in;
  8. provide documentary evidence that the applicant is in one of the classes listed above, including IPA certificate permitting a foreign enterprise to conduct business in PNG ( if applicable);
  9. pay the required fee; and
  10. lodge a completed and signed Form with supporting documentation at the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Service Authority headoffice.