In accordance with Migration Regulation 1979, the holder of an Entry Permit must enter PNG within Six months of the Entry Permit being issued. Failure to enter PNG within Six months will render the Entry Permit invalid, and as a result, further application will have to be made.
As a matter of policy, existing Entry Permit holders (excluding Permanent Resident Entry Permit Holders) must not be absent from PNG for any period exceeding Six months. Entry Permit holders that are absent from PNG for Six months or more will need to make further application for an Entry Permit before seeking to return to PNG. In such cases, new health and character checks will be required.