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Forms  for Download

Application forms to register local companies, business names and associations are available under the Downloads section at the top menu. For information on the prescribed fees see the bottom of this page under fee schedule.

Other Services provided by IPA

The IPA is the organisation that houses the Companies Office of PNG and the Intellectual Property Office of PNG, hence the roles and functions of the IPA PNG is diversed.
The IPA is also the point of identification of markets for PNG exports and dissemination of investor- related information about PNG.

Invest in Papua New Guinea

Investors willing to explore business opportunities in Papua New Guinea have available to them numerous incentives to assist in their investment decision-making. The government has a range of direct and indirect taxation incentives based incentives for large and small proposals. Read More



IPA to roll out nationwide consultation on Standard/Universal Landowner Companies Constitution

The IPA  through the Office of the Registrar of Companies in conjunction with the Department of Lands & Physical Planning (DLPP) and other relevant State Agencies are working together collaboratively to realize 17 resolutions passed during National Land Summit 2019 (NLS-19).

The National Land Development Program Phase II (NLDP II) has tasked each relevant State Agencies to address issues affecting the respective laws they administer. IPA is the implementing State Agency to work on Benefit Sharing that is resolution No.4 of NLS-19. Benefit Sharing on the usage of the customary land through Land Owner Companies (“LOC”) remains a problem. Hence, the IPA through the ROC envisages to consult with all stakeholders to gauge their views to draft a Standard/Universal LOC Constitution.

The target groups are: –

 Landowners of Natural Resources with LOCs.

  • Land owners of towns and cities with LOCs.
  • Provincial & Local Level Government officials.
  • Lawyers and Accountants for LOCs.
  • Human Rights Activists for landowners.
  • Others having interest in customary land usage for business purposes.
  • Non-Government Organizations.

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Personal Property Security Registry

The  Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) Registry is an electronic database where creditors can record charges or security interests in movable property that has been created by individual or entity debtors. Where the entity debtor is a company, the PPSA Registry replaces the registration of charges originally required under the Companies Act.

Anyone can search the PPSA Registry for notices of existing charges or security interests in moveable property. However, to record charges or security interests in moveable property, a creditor will need to register and maintain a user acount with the IPA.

All searches, verifications, registrations, amendments and renewals are conducted online through the PPSA Registry website.