Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

U.S. regular passport holders are not required to secure an entry visa to visit Brunei for a 90-day stay. However, those who wish to enter Brunei for business or pleasure and will exceed a 90-day stay, or those who are Diplomatic and official passport holders are required to apply for a visa to enter the country.

General Requirements:

  1. A fully accomplished and duly signed visa application form.
  2. Passport with validity for at least 6 months past the date of entry and at least six unmarked pages.
  3. For U.S. permanent residents: Photocopy of the front and back of Green Card.
  4. 1 passport-sized photo, recently-taken.
  5. Letter stating reason of visit. If traveling to Brunei for business purposes, a letter of invitation from the company in Brunei)
  6. Yellow fever vaccination certificate.
  7. Copy of the itinerary and flight schedule.

Please note:

  • Visa issued is usually valid up to 3 months only.
  • Application process usually takes 7 working days. In some cases, some applications need to be forwarded to Brunei, and would need at least a month to process.
  • A person can apply for an entry visa to Brunei in person or through a representative, or by mail. Applications sent by mail must include a certified or overnight self-addressed, prepaid return envelope. The Embassy of Brunei will not be held responsible for the safety of documents sent by mail.
  • For those visiting Brunei for employment purposes: A work permit issued by the Labor Department in Brunei is required for a visa to be granted. Foreign nationals are not allowed to work, either for full-time or part-time, without authorization from the Department of Immigration.

Visa Processing Fee:

Payment for the visa processing fee can be made in cash, by money order or a company check. The visa processing fee is non-refundable.

  • Single entry visa: $14.00
  • Multiple entry visa: $22.00

Important notice: Immigration offenses are punishable by caning. Additionally, Brunei has enforced travel restrictions for those with HIV/AIDS, as part of a ban on communicable diseases. All travelers are required by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Brunei Darussalam to fill up a Health Declaration Card and submit to their officer-in-charge upon arrival. Travelers may need to undergo a medical examination upon arrival in the country, under Section 7 of the Infectious Diseases Order 2003 of the MOH.

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