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Permanent Resident Visa

About This Visa

There are a number of ways an individual may obtain a visa which permits them to remain in Papua New Guinea as a permanent resident.

Criteria that must be met

The eligibility requirements for a will vary depending on individual circumstances including the ties the applicant has with Papua New Guinea and the types and duration of visas previously held.

For further information regarding the criteria which must be met for Permanent Residency visas, please contact ICA


Validity Of Visa

Validity of this visa is subject to the individual circumstances of the applicant.

For further information regarding the validity of Permanent Residency visas, please contact ICA


How to apply

Permanent Residency visa applicants should submit their application using the paper form available to download at the bottom of this page.


Extension of stay

Depending on the type of visa you have been issued, you may be eligible to extend your stay in Papua New Guinea without leaving the country.

The eligibility requirements for a visa extension will vary depending on your personal circumstances, which include the purpose and the period of time you have already spent in Papua New Guinea, and length of the extension sought.

For further information regarding visa extensions, please contact ICA.


Change of circumstances

If your circumstances change at any time during the visa application process or after your visa is issued, you must inform ICA. A change in circumstances may affect your ongoing eligibility for the visa issued.

If your circumstances have changed, please notify ICA immediately.

A change in circumstances may result in you having to pay a Migration Service Fee. Migration Service Fees are listed here.



To obtain further information regarding the fees associated with lodging an application for a visa, extension or updating your details please refer to the Migration Services Fee Schedule, which can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Migration Services Fees, please contact ICA.