Bintan Island is a popular beach resort in Indonesia just 45mins away from Singapore by ferry. Many travellers are under the impression that Bintan is part of Singapore - which is not. Hence the visa/immigration requirements to get into Bintan Island is not the same as that for entry into Singapore.

As of October 2015, nationals from the following countries are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. The visa free facility does not allow the change into other permits, or visa extension.  

Algeria

Czech Republic

Iceland

Macau

Peru

Spain

Angola

Denmark

India

Malaysia

Philippines

Suriname

Argentina

Dominican Republic

Ireland

Maldives

Poland

Sweden

Austria

East Timor

Italy

Malta

Portugal

Switzerland

Azerbaijan

Ecuador

Japan

Mexico

Qatar

Taiwan

Bahrain

Egypt

Jordan

Monaco

Romania

Tanzania

Belarus

Estonia

Kazakhstan

Morocco

Russia

Thailand

Belgium

Fiji

Kuwait

Myanmar

San Marino

Tunisia

Brunei  Darussalam

Finland

Kyrgyzstan

Netherlands

Saudi Arabia

Turkey

Bulgaria

France

Laos

New Zealand

Seychelles

United Arab Emirates

Cambodia

Germany

Latvia

Norway

Singapore

United Kingdom

Canada

Ghana

Lebanon

Oman

Slovakia

United States

Chile

Greece

Liechtenstein

Panama

Slovenia

Vatican

Croatia

Hongkong

Lithuania

Papua New Guinea

South Africa

Venezuela

Cyprus

Hungary

Luxembourg

People’s Republic of   China

South Korea

Vietnam

Nationals from the following countries can apply for a Visa on Arrival, for a duration of 30 days, by paying a fee of US$35

1.   ANDORRA          
2.   AUSTRALIA
3.   BRAZIL
4.   LIBYA

Passport holders not belonging to any of the above listed countries are required to apply for a visa prior to their arrival into Bintan at the Indonesian Embassy either at their home country or in Singapore (Chatsworth Road).