BATAM VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visa on Arrival

For all visitors traveling to Batam there are now Batam visa requirements (in effect since 2006). Tourist or visit visas can be obtained on arrival at all of the Batam Ferry Terminals for passport holders from the following countries:

Countries / Passports that do not require a visa are as follows:

* Brunei Darussalam
* Chile
* Hong Kong
* Macau
* Malaysia
* Morocco
* Peru
* Philippines
* Singapore
* Thailand
* Vietnam

Countries / Passports that require a Batam visa on arrival are as follows:

* Argentina
* Australia
* Austria
* Bahrain
* Belgium
* Brazil
* Bulgaria
* Cambodia
* Canada
* Cyprus
* Finland
* France
* Germany
* Greece
* Hungary
* Iceland
* India
* Iran
* Ireland
* Italy
* Japan
* Kuwait
* Laos

* Liechtenstein
* Luxembourg
* Maldives
* Malta
* Mexico
* Monaco
* New Zealand
* Norway
* Oman
* Republic of China
* Poland
* Portugal
* Qatar
* Russia
* Saudi Arabia
* South Africa
* South Korea
* Spain
* Sweden
* Switzerland
* Suriname
* Taiwan
* Netherlands
* United Arab Emirates
* United Kingdom
* United States of America

Countries not listed above will have to apply for a visa at the Indonesian Embassy before arrival

Contact details for the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore are as follows

Indonesian Embassy Singapore
7 Chatsworth Road
Singapore 249761
Tel: (65) 6737 7422
Fax: (65) 6737 5037 / (65) 6235 5783
Office Hours: Mon – Thurs (8:30am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5.00pm)
Fri: (8:30am – 12:30, 2:30pm – 5:00pm)
Sat & Sun: (Closed)


Tentatively, visa on arrival charges are as follows

  • USD $10 valid for 7 days and 6 nights only
  • USD $25 valid for 7 to 30 days
  • USD $20 per day for overstay

Passengers that require Visa On Arrival (VOA), please take note of the following Procedures:
  • Before arriving at the designated airport or seaport, fill in the arrival/departure card. This card serves as visa application form
  • Upon arrival at the destination, go to the bank counters available, pay the visa fee. Please prepare the exact amount in USD
  • Proceed to the immigration checkpoint for clearance

Business or Work - Batam Visa Requirements

For those people that are traveling to Batam for business (such as meetings, etc) you will require a visa on arrival as per the list above.

Please note that a visa on arrival is not valid for any work or employment in Batam.

For those people traveling to Batam for work, whether it is for short or long term, you will need to apply for a visa on arrival and then change it to a work permit once you have arrived at your company of employment (if the company has not already pre-arranged a permit for you).

Your company should then be able to assist you with your visa / permit requirements. Please check with your employer before arriving in Batam

There are currently several visa options available, please check with the Indonesian Embassy to find out which will best suit your situation

Contact details for the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore are as follows

Indonesian Embassy Singapore
7 Chatsworth Road
Singapore 249761
Tel: (65) 6737 7422
Fax: (65) 6737 5037 / (65) 6235 5783
Office Hours: Mon – Thurs (8:30am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5.00pm)
Fri: (8:30am – 12:30, 2:30pm – 5:00pm)
Sat & Sun: (Closed)




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