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 citizenship@immigration.gov.pg

 See:

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