Citizenship and Dual Citizenship


With the passage of amendments to the Constitution and the Citizenship Act in 2016, Dual Citizenship is now a reality for Papua New Guinea Citizens. Several other avenues to gain citizenship have also been opened or clarified.

This website provides all of the information about the pathways to becoming a PNG citizen, as well as how to seek approval for dual citizenship with the currently prescribed countries: Australia, Fiji, Germany, New Zealand, Samoa, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vanuatu.

The decision to seek citizenship or dual citizenship is an important one and should be carefully considered. It is important you read the information on this page carefully, and consult us prior to lodging any application and/or paying a fee.

This may be done in person via our office in Waigani, or if you live outside Port Moresby, directly with the Citizenship Team on [email protected]



Applicant Guidebook - Please read this first to decide which application is right for you.


Advice for using the forms

In the interests of ensuring efficient processing of your application, it is highly recommended that you make use of the fillable fields contained in each of the forms below and then print. In order to do this, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. This can be downloaded here.


Application Forms with detailed information (including fee information):