Criteria for Permanent Residency


An applicant must:-

  • be the holder of a current valid foreign passport;
  • be the holder of a current valid PNG entry permit; 
  • be normally resident in PNG;
  • have a working knowledge of English or a PNG language; 
  • be of good character and good standing in the community;
  • 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 (3) months;
  • provide certified police certificates for PNG and any other country that they have resided in;
  • 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);
  • pay the required fee; and
  • lodge a completed and signed Form with supporting documentation at the ICA head office, Waigani.