Police in Jayapura


Police elsewhere in Papua will often only issue a surat jalan for their own regencies, but here you can get one for everywhere you want to go in Papua (that’s not off limits). They do tend to request a donation for …
Embassy in Jayapura

Papua New Guinea Consulate

The PNG consulate at Jayapura issues 60-day tourist visas. Note that you must apply five business days before you plan on travelling. Previously, visas could be issued in less than 24 hours. At the time of research …
Immigration in Jayapura

Immigration Office

This office will issue one 30-day extension to a visa on arrival (VOA): apply at least one week before your visa expires. When traveling from Jayapura over the land border to Vanimo, Papua New Guinea, exit stamps ar…
Travel Agency in Kota Biak

PT.Ekowisata Papua Tours & Travel

A well-established agency that can set up just about any trip you want, not only around Biak but throughout Papua. The experienced, capable manager, Benny Lesomar, speaks excellent English. Call and he’ll meet you i…
Internet in Wamena


This efficient internet cafe has fax and scanning services. Its owner is a highly experienced Papua traveller and a willing mine of information. He sometimes takes tourists up the mountain to find wild dogs.
Police in Wamena

Police Station

Come here if you need to obtain a surat jalan (this is less important than in the past, so you'll probably be fine just carrying around a copy of your passport).
Police in Kota Biak

Police Station

Surat jalan are issued in an hour or so here. For Biak, you normally only need one if you stay on an offshore island or visit neighbouring Pulau Supiori.
Tourist Information in Raja Ampat Islands

Waisai Tourist Information Centre

Tourist tags, which are required by all visitors to Raja Ampat, should be purchased here. There's also a desk offering homestay information and bookings.
Police in Manokwari

Police Station

You can get a surat jalan here, though it's rarely necessary in the area. The station is 1km southeast of the port.
Police in Sorong

Polresta Sorong

Head to this police station, 1km west of the airport, for a surat jalan (travel permit).