This category comprises the following classes:
- Person employed by or working on projects funded by overseas aid agencies. Agencies must be approved under the Aid Status (Privileges and Immunities) Act; or
- Person undertaking educational, medical or scientific research in PNG or teaching in PNG institutions.
- Person entering PNG to work as missionaries, priests, pastors, and other church workers not engaged in business activities of the church.
- Person entering PNG to assist and provide relief during times of natural and national disasters.
- Foreign government employees without diplomatic or official status who are conducting business on behalf of their governments. For periods up to three years.
- Person entering PNG as accredited diplomats of foreign governments or international organisations.
- For doctors or trainees entering PNG for short-term placements in PNG hospitals (valid for periods up to Six months).
- Persons entering PNG as domestic assistants for foreign diplomats residing in PNG.
- For spouses and aged parents (non working) or children of PNG citizens.
Special Exemption Entry Permits are valid for up to 3 years and entry conditions depend on the class of Entry Permit being applied for.
Dependent of PNG citizen (non-working) Entry Permit is valid for 5 years.
Where To Apply
Application form, passport and supporting documents should be lodged at the relevant PNG diplomatic mission. Other supporting documents should be lodged by the Sponsor at PNGICSA for approval.
Note: Medical and Police checks are not required for Special Exemption classes of Entry Permit.
How To Apply
Note: Volunteers working with Agencies that are not approved under the Aid Status (Privileges and Immunities) Act are required to obtain a work permit from DLIR.
Note: Academics who have been appointed to staff positions at education institutions are processed under Working Resident requirements. Appointees must provide a copy of their employment contract. In addition, appointees to non-government institutions must provide a Letter of Approval from DLIR regarding the work permit.
Emergency Relief Worker:
Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG):
Domestic worker (Diplomatic):
Dependent of PNG Citizen (non-working):
To be issued a Dependent Entry Permit:
Extension Of Stay
Extensions can be granted if required. The period of extension depends on the relevant Entry Permit class.
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