Medical & Character Requirements


All applicants seeking to travel to PNG must be of good health and good character. In some cases, medical documentation and a local police clearance certificate will be required. This will depend on the purpose and duration of the visit (please refer to the appropriate entry category).

If an applicant has a criminal conviction, or is subject to criminal prosecution, that information must be disclosed at the time of application. Failure to disclose this information may result in the Entry Permit being refused, cancelled or deemed void.

Where medical documentation is required, this consists of:

  • Medical examination report obtained from an approved doctor or hospital;
  • HIV tests (Pathology Report required) for applicants over 16 years of age; and
  • Chest X-ray (Radiology Report) for applicants over 16 years of age.

The prescribed medical Examination Report form and Radiology Form are available from the nearest PNG Mission or Post. The doctor carrying out the examination and the radiographer carrying out the chest X-ray are required to complete and sign the relevant forms.

A police certificate must be obtained from your local police authority for all applicants 16 years of age and over (including dependents) intending to travel to PNG for a period of 6 months or more.